Dear Filmmaker, welcome to Helsinki Awards Film Festival - HAFF.
HAFF was created by initiative group of people to provide filmmaking in Finland and immerse the creators of the whole world in the culture of our country.
Our goal is to promote foreign films in our country in cinemas and art places and bring creators together to make works in Finland with national support.
We’re seeking for breathtaking stories and unique visions.
About HAFF programme:
HAFF is dedicated to Day of Europe and starts on 5th of May with closing at 9th of May combined with holiday celebrations.
Programme of festival will include national and international works of independent and industry filmmaking so participants would be able to exchange experience, provide networking and build business relationships to further project promotions.
3 creators of Award-winning Films that will be announced at closing ceremony will have opportunity to bring their works to Finland audience in national cinemas and work with national filmmaking team.
Membership in international Finland filmmaking group
Screenings in Finland cinemas for feature films
• BEST FEATURE FILM
• BEST SHORT FILM
• BEST STUDENT FILM
• BEST DOCUMENTARY
• BEST ANIMATION FILM
• BEST MUSIC/DANCE/ART FILM
• BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM
• BEST ACTOR
• BEST ACTRESS
• BEST GENRE
• BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
• BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
• BEST STUDENT FILM
• BEST DIRECTOR
• BEST FIRST-TIME FILMMAKER
• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / SOUNDTRACK
• BEST SOUND DESIGN
• BEST POSTER
• BEST EDITING
• BEST VFX / SPECIAL EFFECTS
• BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT
• BEST COSTUME DESIGN (& MAKE UP)
• BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
2- Festival can change date and place of the event.
3- Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
4- All fees are non-refundable.
5- Festival will not be responsible for damaged copies.
6- A DCP copy link of the film is required for the Live Event.
7- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
8- The applicants (submitters) must accept Rules and Terms.
9- By submitting your movie, you authorize HAFF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
10- Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes for shorts and 130 minutes for feature.