First Annual Hip Hop Film Festival NYC Call For Submissions

by | Jan 28, 2016

January 4, 2016

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Hip Hop Film Festival NYC (August 11-14, 2016), presented by Revolution Media announces it’s call for submissions in all categories and for all genres.

Submission period begins August 18, 2015 an end March 15, 2016. Filmmakers can submit their entries through Film Freeway at Mailing instructions and a direct link for online submissions can be found on the main website at

Submissions are year round…

Submissions are expected to be at the requested length. No exceptions. Distribution through Revolution Media is non exclusive. Additional details to be reviewed and negotiated with the winners of the category.

Selected participants agree to promote their screening time to help with the sale of seats at their premier. A percentage of the box office from the screening will be awarded to each participant.

About the Hip Hop Film Festival NYC

HHFF – NYC is a new model in film festivals, showcasing the stories and talents of the Hip Hop generation. It is the first film festival of it’s kind – giving the power BACK to the filmmaker by providing guaranteed monetary support to each and every filmmaker participating in the festival.


The Hip Hop Film Festival NYC is where film meets the narrative of the Hip Hop generation.

The festival seeks to give a platform to the underserved filmmakers of the culture, while providing a different narrative to the general public.

Films selected for screening will represent the many stories that can be told by the purveyors of the genre worldwide.

Powered by Revolution Media, Hip Hop Legend Ralph McDaniels (Video Music Box) and media visionary Charlette Capers (MBS Films / WYMS Ent) – the festival will launch the careers of the next batch of independent writers, directors and actors who are fueled by Hip Hop.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film

Best Feature Documentary

Best Feature Short

Best Animated Short

The Ralph McDaniels VanGuard Award (best music video)

Audience Choice Award