Hayti Films

Black southern film, y'all...

Submit your film

Submissions for the HHFF 2023 are currently closed. Submissions for 2024 open on Film Freeway in August of 2023.

Watch A Film

Throughout the year, we screen titles online and at Hayti Heritage Center. Check out what’s screening this month!

Support black filmmakers

Our work centers the efforts and creativity of Black crew and filmmakers. There are many ways you can share your time, financial, and social capital to uplift Black story-makers and storytellers.


The Hayti Heritage Film Festival takes place during the first week of March every year and is one of the longest running Black, Southern film festivals in the nation.

About us

Telling our stories through our lens

When we left the South during the Great Migration, we left stories and culture behind. Hayti Film reclaims that legacy using the power of story to transform communities and enrich culture.


Honoring this culture and land invites us to envision a world where we can be our authentic selves. Hayti Film provides a creative and caring space that is intergenerational, intersectional, and serves to strengthen community.

"All the traditional models for doing things are collapsing; from music to publishing to film, and it's a wide open door for people who are creative to do what they need to do without having institutions block their art."
- Ava DuVernay
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