Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival NYC


We are currently accepting submissions in the following categories:

  • Films:  Short Films, Narrative, Animation, and Music Videos;

  • Singers: Hip Hop Artists, Jazz, Neo Soul & Pop; (singers send a link to your music and performances, a bio, jpeg photo of yourself) and

  • Theatre:  Short plays and full-length plays.  Plays accepted for the festival will be given the opportunity to have 10 pages from their play to be read in front of an audience that will include:  Theatre Producers, Investors, Directors, Filmmakers and Actors and the general public  To submit your work go to

Please include a cover letter explaining why you want to be in the festival and submit a bio telling us a little about yourself.  Please include a link to any social media pages you have.


Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world's #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.  To submit your play, film, screenplay, excerpt from your book or poetry go to


Fashion Designer send us at least 5 jpeg pictures of your collection and/or link to a video showing us your collection.  If you are selected to show your collection at the festival, you will be able to show up to 10 designs in your collection.  You will be given a Vendor's spot to sell your designs, and a business card size ad in our Festival Guide and promotion on social media.  The Fee to Participate is $350.



Book writers, send us a 10 page excerpt from your book.  If you are accepted into the festival you will be given a chance to read an excerpt at the show.  You will be given a Vendor's spot to sell your books.  You will receive a business card size ad in our Festival Guide and we will include the price of your book in the ticket price so people will have that plus 1 Drink to celebrate your book.  So please include a jpeg cover of your book and the price.  We will take a 20% commission on all books sold through us.  You must have the books on hand to give the patrons who have purchased your book through us.  To submit an excerpt from your book go to



Food Vendors & Vendors interested in a Vendor's spot, please email us the information about your business and the type of food you would be selling.  (i.e.: Carribbean, Soul, Asian, Italian, Vegan, etc.).  You must be licensed as a caterer. 

Merchant Vendors please tell us about your business and what you plan to sell at the festival.  Send jpeg photos of your merchandise and a photo of yourself.  The Vendor's spot are $350.  You will receive a business card size ad in our Festival Guide, Digital Promotion and a link to your business on our website.

All other submissions should be sent to

Vendors interested in being at the festival for 1, 2 or 3 days can request an application at


The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival will be run from
August through October, 2020 at

9 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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To submit your play for the Strawberry One-Act Festival go to  The Strawberry One-Act Festival, will be in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 2021. (15-30 minute plays.) Early Deadline is September 30, 2020  Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifucations will be sent out by November 15, 2020.

To submit your play for the Strawberry Theatre Festival (STF) for Full-Length Plays (55-90 minutes), Musicals (not to exceed 120 minutes), Short Plays (40-50 minutes), Variety Acts, Cabaret Acts, Magic Shows, Sketch Comedy, Improv Shows and Readings.  To submit your play to the STF go to   The Early Deadline is September 30, 2020Regular Deadline is October 30, 2020.  Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2020.  The Strawberry Theatre Festival will run in JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2021.

Submissions are now being accepted for the Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival.  We are seeking singers, r&b, neo soul, pop and hip hop artists; Films: short, narrative, animation and music videos; comedians and Short and Full Length Plays and Screenplays.

The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival will run from JANUARY through MARCH 30, 2021 at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, NY.  Singers, Fashion Designers and Vendors send us a link to your music and/or performance.  Include your bio and a cover letter why you would like to be in the Josucnda MFT Festival.  Vendors email us to request an application for Vendors.  State in your email what it is you would be selling. (i.e. Food, Merchandise or Crafts.  Or if want to promote your business.)  Email submissions to

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