IMDb qualifier's 8 & HalFilm Awards is an international event dedicated to those who consider cinema a form of artistic expression to tell themselves. The Festival is open to all kinds of films and is organized by a team of professionals who have shot movies with some of the most famous personalities in the history of cinema awarded with an Oscar, a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, at the Bafta, at the Berlin Film Festival and also with a Nobel Prize.

The “8 & halfilm awards” was created to give filmmakers and screenwriters an opportunity to show their work, but also to get in touch with a production that has made movies in various countries and that has the desire to listen to original ideas and help to create new opportunities.

The Festival is a tribute to the masterpiece "8 & half" shot by Federico Fellini in 1963. A film dedicated to that wonderful and complex machine of illusions that we call CINEMA. A movie that if you watch it today seems to describe exactly the historical phase that the world is going through . A phase of uncertainty, confusion, fear of the future and in which we can sometimes feel alone, but it is precisely in such difficult moments that art can be a way of salvation.

That’s why, every morning, we should remind ourselves of that beautiful sentence which ends 8 and a half by Federico Fellini : “Life is a party! Let’s live it together - E’ una festa la vita! Viviamola insieme”.

Best Picture
(feature film or short film, any genre)

Best Narrative Feature
Best Indie Narrative Feature (low budget)
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Indie Narrative Short (low budget)
Best Documentary Short
Best Super Short Film
Best Web/TV Series
Best Music Video
Best Experimental
Best Animation
Best Student Film
Best Inspirational Film
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Action
Best Sci-Fi
Best Fantasy
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Original Score
Best Original Song
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Design
Best Feature Script
Best Short Script

We accept:
Short and feature films, in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non fiction), experimental or animated film.
Music Videos
Web/TV Series (also pilot)
Feature Scripts, Short Scripts
By submitting your film, take note that:
You agree to use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster/stills) for promotional purpose.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
You can submit again your work for the following months.
The films must include English or Italian subtitles (unless the spoken language is English or Italian)
The scripts must be in English or Italian or French.
We do not accept:
Amateur videos
Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
Films involving politics / films promoting political agenda
Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for awarding my film BY LONGBOAT TO SAMKAR. The award added to the great experience that I had with the 8 & Halfilm Awards. I would really liked to have been in Rome at that time but I live in Australia and so that wasn't possible. The awards' team communicated in a very timely manner and I would be happy to participate again in the near future.

    July 2022
  • Thank you 8 & Halfilm Awards it was a pleasure to take part in your wonderful festival. I was a true honour for my film "I Wish for You" to have won 'Best Short Film' and for Jeremy Irons to have won 'Best Actor'. I hope your festival goes from strength to strength.

    Thank you.

    July 2022
  • Jason Boyer

    A woman on Facebook recommend this festival to me. I glad I did. I won for best feature script for my screenplay “The Oblivious Notes”. I highly recommend it.

    July 2022
  • We are thrilled that our movie "In the shadow" won the BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AWARD. Thanks 8 & Halfilm Awards! A marvelous high-quality Film Festival. Would recommend to submit to anyone who values the celebration of good indie filmmaking 🏆❤️‍🔥

    August 2022
  • After the expulsion by the Soviets, Andrzej Wirth never visited his birthplace in Ukraine again. " It's not true. Was it Russian propaganda that edited Andrzej's biography? Many thanks to the 8 & Halffilm Awards for awarding "Theater without an audience" as Best European Documentary

    August 2022