International Halicarnassus Film Festival is located in Bodrum, Turkey. The aim of the International Halicarnassus Film Festival, rewarding the quality of short films of world cinema, filmmakers, and creators to offer support to produce new movies, films, our industry to lead the aesthetic and technical development and contribute to the recognition. The committee includes directors, screenwriters, and artists who are devoted to cinema and visual arts.

Halicarnassus Film Festival is an IMDb-qualifying festival.

Events and details: https://www.hffestival.com/event/

Halicarnassus Film Festival has 3 sections.

2-Months Session – International Halicarnassus Film Festival

(every 2-months)

National Halicarnassus Film Festival

International Halicarnassus Film Festival

(It is done once a year with the application of 2-month winners and international filmmakers. It includes feature films as well. Planned in 2022 due to the Covid-19)

The nominees and winners of the “2-Months Session – International” are shown in Bodrum, Turkey every six months. Seats are limited because of the Covid-19 public places rules. With the decision of the Halicarnassus Film Festival Committee, the winners are decided and announced.

The winners of “2-Months Session – International” will be automatically participated in the International Halicarnassus Film Festival.

Films in the below categories will be accepted.

AWARDS

BEST FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST COMEDY
BEST DRAMA FILM
BEST HORROR / MYSTERY / CRIME
BEST SCI-FY / FANTASY / ACTION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

Subcategories:
BEST ACTOR
BEST ACTRESS
BEST DIRECTOR
BEST FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR
BEST TRAILER
BEST POSTER
BEST CREATIVE
BEST EDITING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUNDTRACK

Awards of the final ceremony:
BEST FILM
BEST DIRECTOR

For National (Planning in 2022-2023)
Best Fiction Film Award
Best Documentary Film Award
Best Animation/Experimental Film Award

The trophy is paid and cannot be produced every session, please keep in touch via e-mail.


A) To submit a film, the filmmaker must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
B) Halicarnassus Film Festival accepts all film types. However, filmmakers need to apply the right category. If it is not in the right category the jury has a right to disqualify the film.
C) International registrations will be on https://filmfreeway.com/HalicarnassusFilmFestival
Entry fees are non-refundable.
D) Halicarnassus Film Festival does not accept non-proper content such as extremist content or sexually explicit movies.
E) Filmmakers/Producer can submit their films in multiple categories.
F) The deadline, notification date, and event date can be changed by Halicarnassus Film Festival.
G) The filmmaker agrees to give permission that Halicarnassus Film Festival can use parts of their film such as teaser, poster, trailer, and director photo for promotional purposes.
H) In case of selection for the Halicarnassus Film Festival event, the English or Turkish subtitles (srt. files) should be sent by the filmmaker.
I) Any film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
J) Halicarnassus Film Festival does not pay screening fees.
K) Selected films should provide higher resolution (at least 720p) of their films for screening.
L) For the official competition, not all the submissions will be selected. The jury decides the winners.
M) Not every submission is selected for monthly, annual, or special screening days. The jury decides the winners.
N) Halicarnassus Film Festival judges decide the winners. Halicarnassus Film Festival juries are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
O) By entering your film for consideration into the Halicarnassus Film Festival, you accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The official submitter and all filmmakers associated with the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Halicarnassus Film Festival and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening and loss of or damage to the data provided.

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  • Noemi Vasileiadou

    Halicarnassus Film Festival is a great place to stop in during the journey of a film. I am really glad having been awarded! Hallicarnassus really supports upcoming new filmmakers! High recommendation! Thank you very much

    November 2022
  • One of the best film competitions I've ever participated. My film ANTES DEL MICTLAN In Your Hands was a winner and I would like to thank you all the team involved in the selection process. Thank you Halicarnassus Film Festival

    November 2022
  • I am glad that I received the award for the best cinematography with the film "Jordan". It is an honor to be part of the festival. Communication was excellent throughout the process. Thanks Halicarnassus!

    November 2022
  • Ramin Babayev

    Thank you for winner status as short drama for my " Morning" project . Teşekkurler desteyiniz için

    October 2022
  • Recep Altın

    Önemli bir iş başarıyorlar. Teşekkürler.

    October 2022