Hodu international film festival is the first collaborative program done ever in its own way of recognizing and acknowledging talents. It is an annual and a monthly qualifying festival open to all aspiring filmmakers across the globe.
All the award winning artists of the monthly editions are further nominated for the annual awards and the red carpet ceremony which will be covered by media at the annual function. All the winners will be rewarded with prestigious certificate of Hodu.
Hodu international film festival not only aims at giving out trophies and certificates but recognizing talents and supporting the career of artists working in the film industry as writers, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers, editors, composers etc. As we are in the process of expanding our footprints, the festival would be truly a international platform for all filmmakers beyond language barriers across the globe. we truly care about the language of cinema, independent film making, filmmakers, arts and all the artists involved in each film project.
We have dedicated board members who are professionals with great experience about the film industry. Every month we invite new board of well renowned juries for the selection process from various crafts.

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


Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film.
By submitting your film into competition in the
HODU 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, 2017, 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.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you to HODU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for selecting, awarding our short film, the festival is very organized, quickly replies to messages, all around good experience!

    February 2023
  • Thank you for honoring Kaliderson in your festival ! Thanks a lot once more !

    February 2023
  • Rafael de Andrade

    Very Well organized festival made by cinema lovers! Congratulations!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rafael

  • Hi, This is Chandrasekhar Rath, director of " for me for the world". Its really a great honour I received in this festival. Thank you very much for giving an award to me.

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Rath

  • I am very happy to receive the Best Thriller Award. Many thanks to the team of the wonderful festival for the excellent work!

    January 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marina