HALO International Film Festival - film festival with quarter live - screenings. Every month we're selecting 4 works from 46 winners that will run in our quarter program and screened in the famous Saint-Petersburg cultural and historical center 'Pushkinskaya, 10'. From these 12 works, we’re selecting 3 that will run in our yearly program in our Cinema.

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HALO has been conceived for upcoming stars of tomorrow's film industry that is happening now. We're seeking interesting and shining stories, visions, and filmmakers.

NOTIFICATION ABOUT SELECTION IN 48 HOURS

Every month there will be 2 places in each category: Award Winner and Honorable Mention

Yearly Winner will receive Cash Prize

Awards:
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Animated Music Video
Best Experimental Film
Best Cinematography
Best Scenography
Best Costume Design
Best Original Score
Best Original Soundtrack
Best Sound Design
Best Color Editing
Best VFX
Best Trailer
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay
Best Female Story
Best Black Film
Best LGBTQ+
Best Drama
Best Horror
Best Dark Comedy
Best Sci-Fi
Best Thriller
Best War Film
Best Romantic Film
Best Comedy
Best B&W Film
Best Web-Series
Best 360 FIlm
Best Music Video
Best Poster
Best Photography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Young Actor
Best Young Actress
Best Director
Best Director Debut
Best Young Director
Best Acting Debut
Best Opening Credits
Best Producer
Best Student Film

1. Every film must be submitted via FilmFreeway
2. Films with a completion date after January 2017, films with a completion date later than the previous year's festival dates will be given preference.
3. To submit a film, you must own the rights or have permission from the owner.
4. Entry fees are non-refundable.
5. Every work must have English subtitles
6. Selected for screening works must send a copy with Russian subtitles within 2 months after notification about including in the program
7. HALO Festival cannot provide refunds for submissions that do not meet eligibility criteria or are otherwise deemed to be disqualified under these regulations.
8. HALO Festival can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS for promotional purposes (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film)
9. Films that don't match the category will be disqualified.
10. HALO Festival has the right to change the place of the live screening.
11. By submitting to HALO you give festival permission to live screen your film in a year-round program if your film will be one of the 3 best works of quarter live-screeing.
12. By submitting your work, you agree to receive the newsletters and etc.

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  • Thank you very much for giving our film Wills an Honorable Mention, it means a lot to us! Keep up the good work!

    August 2022
  • Nice to be included as a soundtrack

    August 2022
  • nice festival ,thanks for rewarding me for my videoclip tell me.

    July 2022
  • My experience with HALO International Film Festival was nothing short of amazing! I'm elated that their panel of judges presented my trailer with the highest honor "WINNER" I would give this festival a two thumbs up!

    July 2022
  • I highly recommend entering this festival!

    June 2022