International Halicarnassus Film Festival is located in Bodrum, Turkey. The International Halicarnassus Film Festival aims to reward the quality of short films of world cinema, filmmakers, and creators to offer support to produce new movies, films, and our industry to lead the aesthetic and technical development and contribute to the recognition. The committee includes directors, screenwriters, writers, and artists devoted to cinema and visual arts.
Bodrum Municipality is the lead of the festival supporters. The quarter festival screening venue is the Wanderheaven indoor or outdoor screening area and stage, depending on weather conditions. (www.wanderheaven.com). The festival and award ceremony is held in September every year.
Halicarnassus Film Festival is an IMDb-qualifying festival.
Events and details: https://www.hffestival.com/event/
Halicarnassus Film Festival consists of 2 parts: 3 - Months Session and International Halicarnassus Film Festival
For 3 - Months Sessions:
The winners are determined and announced by the decision of the Halicarnassus Film Festival Committee. The films selected for screening among the winning films are screened in Bodrum every three months.
Annual "International Halicarnassus Film Festival"
"3 Months Session Winners" will automatically participate in the International Halicarnassus Film Festival. The annual winner lists are determined and announced by the decision of the Halicarnassus Film Festival Committee. The annual International Film Festival takes place with the award ceremony and screening.
Awards & Prizes
Films in the below categories will be accepted.
BEST ANIMATION FILM
BEST DRAMA FILM
BEST HORROR / MYSTERY / CRIME
BEST SCI-FY / FANTASY / ACTION
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
BEST FIRST-TIME DIRECTOR
Annual trophy-winning awards:
Special certificates and surprise awards are given to other category winners. In addition, certificates are given to all producers and directors participating in the annual festival.
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.