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 annual program and screened in the famous Saint-Petersburg cultural and historical center Pushkinskaya, 10. The next annual screening will be in August


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.


●❂ IMDb Qualifying Festival ❂●

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

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 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 2018, 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 best works
12. By submitting your work, you agree to receive the newsletters and etc.

Overall Rating
  • Alejandro Marquez G

    Encantado por esta valiosa oportunidad de compartir nuestra película!

    May 2023
  • Space Boy MX

    We are very grateful because our short film "10:35" was the winner in the categories of Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Original Score, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Sound Design at the HIFF. This achievement inspires us to continue striving for excellence in our projects and we look forward to sharing more exciting content with you in the future. We thank the organizers and everyone involved in the festival for their dedication and effort to make it happen.
    Space hugs. Space boy.


    May 2023
  • Vitaliy Pak

    Thank you for choosing my script as an award winner. This was my first experience, thanks for the support. I wish the festival a great future.

    May 2023
  • Well run and fantastic to be part of.

    May 2023
  • Luca Finato

    Very special Festival! Onorato di aver vinto la menzione d'onore

    May 2023