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.

Halicarnassus Film Festival has 3 sections.

2-Months Session – International Halicarnassus Film Festival

(every 2-months)

National Halicarnassus Film Festival

(one-time a year, planned in 2021 due to the Covid-19. It includes feature films as well.)

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 2021 due to the Covid-19)

The nominees and winners of the “2-Months Session – International” are showed in Bodrum, Turkey in every two 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 in either section.

FIRST SESSION FOR INTERNATIONAL

AWARDS

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

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

Awards of the final ceremony:
BEST FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION FILM

For National (Planning in 2021)
Best Fiction Film Award
Best Documentary Film Award
Best Animation/Experimental Film Award

1. Registration for the competition should be made via FilmFreeway.com, then the applicant will receive email notification of registration. All films must be submitted in a digital format.

Registration link:

FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/HalicarnassusFilmFestival

Non-English films must have English subtitles.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
Pornography, any non-proper content videos.

Submitted films may have been made anywhere in the world, without any distinction.

Each film may have a maximum length of 30 minutes.

Each applicant can register more films.

2. GENRES/CATEGORY
All film types of genres are accepted. Films should be submitted into the correct category, otherwise, automatically disqualified by the festival.

3. SELECTED FILMS/NOTIFICATION DATE
Notification Date: 15 July 2020
The notification date can be changed by the committee.
The deadline of the application can be extended by the committee.
The selected films will be published on the hffestival.com, and also the selected films applicants receive a mail of selection.
The jury consists of specialized artists and directors.

4. VIDEO SUPPORT FOR SELECTED FILMS
In the case of selection, the applicant should send his/her film via wetransfer.com to the festival organization. This video should be in a usable format for projection, the basic format is required HD720p or FullHD 1080p.

5. COPYRIGHTS
By submitting your request on our website you agree to let us use your submitted data to create what you have asked for.
The applicant and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film by subscribing to the festival claims to be in possession of the rights of reproduction video and audio of the film.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film authorize the festival organization to use parts of their film (maximum 1 minute) for creating promotional films for this festival and for future editions.
The author and / or production and / or holder of the rights of each film grant rights to public screening inside the Halicarnassus Film Festival without any claims.
Any material sent to the organization of the festival will not be returned.

6. DATA USAGE RULES
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work (full film or trailer) can be uploaded/embed on our website (hffestival.com). The author and/or production and/or holder of the rights of all selected films authorize the publication of their data on www.hffestival.com site and on every type of distribution channel as a promotion. Halicarnassus Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. In the 2020 year, winners will get special plaques as awards. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

7. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
The admission to the Halicarnassus Film Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of this regulation.
For any dispute not covered by the Regulation the competent authority is the organization of the Halicarnassus Film Festival.

8. PRIVACY/DISCLAIMER
Subscribers to the Halicarnassus Film Festival agree as established by Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, No. 196 on the protection of privacy, the use of personal data for all initiatives related to the event. The Author of the film declares to accept the Regulation in all its parts and to have the legal availability of the film and to authorize the public screening without compensation, freeing the organization of the Festival from any present and future responsibility. With the contest entry, each author is responsible for the content of his work. The author claims to own all rights to the work, not prejudicing in any way the rights of third parties, like other authors, subjects portrayed, transferees of rights, together with those music, etc. . It also declares that the audiovisual material is not protected by SIAE. Under the provisions of Legislative Decree. 30/06/2003 n. 196, we inform the author that the data requested is necessary for completing the documentation of registration to the Halicarnassus Film Festival.

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  • Great festival! Thank you very much for the chance our work to be seen and the award Best Documentary. We are very happy and wish you more fantastic editions to come!

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are honored. We congratulate you again and wish you good luck in your future cinema life. Best regards.

  • Fast and nice atmosphere in a great independent festival. :)

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    thank you and congratulate again. We wish you good luck and success.

  • A fantastic festival. We appreciate your acknowledgement of our trailer for Project Valentina. Thank you so much for the honor and keep up the great work.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    It is an honor for us to be a part of our festival. Congratulations and thanks.

  • Halicarnassus Film Festival is the first festival to award a prize for our short film 'Gabriël'. We are extremely honored with the special winner Award for 'Best Film'.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much. Congratulations again and again. May luck and success continue to be with you in the future.

  • Stephen Wagner

    Honored to have been selected as the Special Winner for Best Horror for session 3 2020.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    We congratulate you once again. Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are honored too. We wish you good luck and success in your cinema life.