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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  • Many thanks for making my experimental short, "Je Vois Tout" (I See Everything), an award winner.

    December 2021
  • Sybil Jatta

    We are so humbled and honored to have been selected into your amazing film festival event! Our award-winning documentary feature film "AKWAABA The Awakening", is in God's hands touching the hearts 💕 of the world. Continued peace, prosperity, blessings and good health.

    November 2021
  • Greetings to participants of the HAVELOCK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
    I would like to advise the young cinematographers not to let cinematography become only entertainment again. Because, cinematography was created for an entertainment and then with the creative vision of Charlie Chaplin, Mêlées, Griffith, Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Samad Mardanov and so on, movie was transformed into art. Cinematography has to give positive emotions to humanity. We have to keep this world together. Love CINEMATOGRAPHY in yourself, not yourself in CINEMATOGRAPHY. World is a home for all of us and cinematograph should intend to protect our home.
    Thank you.”

    November 2021
  • India Jenkins

    Thank you to the festival for selecting my screenplay. I didn't win but I send my congrats to all winners and wish them all the best in the future. Stay safe everyone.

    November 2021
  • Mark Rose

    Thank you so kindly Havelock International FF for awarding Alaska Long Hunters - Producers Cut this season. All the best and have a good year! - Mark Rose

    November 2021