Waiting is always tiring. Even more difficult is to create a work and wait for it to be approved. HIFF was created with the idea of not letting artists get bored and aims to get recognition quickly. Guaranteed to give recognition for quality work within 100 hours of submission of work.

The officially selected project in each month receives HIFF laurel.
All the Winners and Honorable Mentions will be listed on our website, will be shared on our social media.
The Certificate Awards are given in the following categories:
Best International Feature Film
Best Indian Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best Indian Short Film
Best Director
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Musical Theme
Best Original Score
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Experimental Film
Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best Animated Film
Best LGBT Film
Best Documentary Film
Best Single Shot Sort Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Poster
Best Trailer
Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the
HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(HIFF), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.
HIFF is open to any film completed after January 1, 2010, regardless of content, subject, or origin.
Submitting your film to the HIFF is not a guarantee of selection.
All the winning films will receive an award or certificate.
We treat every filmmaker equally.
Do not submit industrial or instructional works.
1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. The HIFF reserves the right to refuse entries.
3. The HIFF will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the HIFF programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
4. After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
5. A nominee will be privately screened for the HIFF judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
6. A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
7. HIFF may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

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  • Kehan Miller

    Humbled and honoured that our film, “Ink And Gold:”An Artist’s Journey To Olympic Glory” received 4 awards, including Best Documentary Short film. The festival organisers were communicative, professional and very easy to work with. Highly recommend!!!

    January 2023
  • Thank you so much all staff. Great festival. 🏆📽

    January 2023
  • Joe Zhao

    Honored to have been included in this excellent festival!

    November 2022
  • Adhirathan Mahaveeramani

    This is great film festival

    November 2022
  • A highly commended festival.
    The level of participating productions is very high.

    Chris & Maurice Micallef
    CMM PRODUCTIONS
    MALTA

    November 2022