This is an IMDb Qualifying Festival


The city of peace and justice celebrates the 6th edition of the International Film Festival The Hague.

1. Cinema of all genres, any length, and budget are welcome from all over the world.
2. NO restrictions on the year of making or release.
3. World premieres of the films are a high priority.
4. Works in progress are accepted provided the completion takes place before the event.
5. A co-creators workshop will be organized where you learn from fellow professionals, share your experience and get potential partners/ financiers
6. This is a special opportunity for filmmakers who don’t necessarily have a large budget, but a vision and an important story to tell. We are here to provide them with an international platform. We encourage experimentation and welcome out-of-the-box ideas/content.
7. We will be handing out a number of awards at the event in a number of categories, selected and evaluated by our jury. We encourage you to submit to several categories in order to increase your chances of getting selected or winning an award.
8. Selection and screening of the films will be as follows:
a. Official Selection: First Selection list will be named "Official Selection". These films will get a Certificate of Official Selection.
b. FINALISTS: Second Selection will be from the Official Selection list. The films selected from the first list will be named "FINALISTS". These films will qualify for screening depending upon requisite technical requirements like the availability of the film in the DCP format, if required.
c. SCREENING: Some of the FINALISTS will be selected for Screening,
d. AWARD WINNERS: Award will be announced on the last day of screening in the Awards Ceremony.
e. Restrictions: If your film is already available for viewing on a free platform (like YouTube) then the film may not be screened. However, you can still participate in the festival for Official Selection and Finalists.

We have many awards in different categories which will be announced after the screening of the films.

1. Cinema of all genres allowed.
2. No restrictions on length
3. No restrictions on the year of making or release.
4. All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.
5. English films with English subtitles are encouraged.
6. We also accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere.
7. Films available for viewing on free platforms (like YouTube) can participate but the films will not be considered for screening.
8. Multiple entries are allowed, however, a separate entry must be submitted for each.
9. Entry fees are non-refundable.
10. We will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling and/or venue.
11. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
12. The filmmaker authorizes the festival to use their publicity material like posters, trailers, etc, in the social media marketing of the event anytime after the project is submitted for consideration.
13. If chosen as an official selection, the International Film Festival The Hague is granted permission to exhibit the film at the International Film Festival The Hague and all associated screenings and all media publicity material.
14. Location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the International Film Festival The Hague
15. Filmmakers/submitters will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival.
16. Films selected for screening will be required in the DCP format. Filmmakers/submitters will send us the DCP format at their own cost and risk.
17. Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, International Film Festival The Hague is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.
18. The filmmaker holds International Film Festival The Hague l, its management, juries, subsidiaries, partners, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and volunteers etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry.
19. The filmmaker/submitters certifies to have full rights to the film/material submitted to the festival. The filmmaker/submitter will indemnify the organizers of the International Film Festival The Hague against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
20. The filmmaker/submitter certifies that the music used especially in the music videos is an original score. If any copyright claim arises especially for the music videos then the filmmaker/submitter will be fully responsible for it.
21. Decisions of the management of the festival will be final and binding to the submitters regarding judgment, selection, screenings, awards, prizes, certificates, laurels, venue, dates, schedule, or any other activity related to the event. Filmmakers/submitters certify and undertake to abide by the decision of the festival management.
22. In case of some unforeseen situation or force majeure, like the one happened in 2020 due to COIVD19 pandemic or some other cause beyond the control of the festival management, the event may be held online. The filmmakers/submitters grant explicit permission to use their submission in the online event, if required.

Overall Rating
  • An honor to be a Finalist! A wonderful theme for a film festival.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Linda.

  • A wonderful festival with great organisation, communication and hospitality. The standard of films was very high which makes the recognition for our film GUEST in the form of Special Jury Award all the more meaningful. We were fortunate to be able to attend and hopefully will do so in the future again.

    December 2023
    Response from festival:

    Dear Regina,
    Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and active contribution to the IFFH. We are looking forward to your participation again.


  • Thanks for including my arthouse feature “Tempest Me” as an official selection! Although I did not attend I was impressed by the large number of film festival volunteers and the professional manner employed to promote festival finalists & the festival itself on social media.

    Wesley Rickert, Toronto, Canada

    November 2023
  • Andrés Emedan

    Thank you to the festival staff for putting on such a great event and for awarding Best Actor to one of the leads in our film "Daisies".

    The other films were powerful and it was wonderful to meet the filmmakers that came from all around the world.

    Looking forward to coming back again.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Andres for your participation. Looking forward to seeing you next year again.

    Avnish Rajvanshi

  • Pradeep Lekhwar

    We did not receive official mail.

    November 2023
    Response from festival:

    An email was sent to you via Filmfreeway on the 23rd of September indicating that your film was Selected. We use filmfreeway for such communications. Kindly connect with them about the missing email. We have also forwarded your concern to them with a CC to you.