#BNHAF Awards And Festival (21)


12 Jun 2024
Call for entries

10 Aug 2024
Final deadline


15 Aug 2024
Notification date

24 Aug 2024
27 Aug 2024


TKMU Studio,  201002, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 24 August 2024      Festival end: 27 August 2024

#BNHAF Awards and Festival is an international hybrid Awards and Festival, held round-the-year across continents. Bol-News Hybrid Awards Festival is an interesting mix of
1. Gala Physical Edition - India
2. Physical Editions - Across Continents
3. Hybrid Editions - Across Continents
4. One-on-One Awardee Editions - Online available worldwide

Set-up in 2021 to celebrate all artists that created exemplary work braving Covid-19, #BNHAF is the fastest growing Awards and Festival in the world. 2023 saw the launch of International Editions with 10th Edition held in the US and Australia.

#BNHAF and its' talent platform 'Talent Ka Maha Utsav' #TKMU have more than 1-billion impressions across various social media. List of Editions successfully executed since the launch:
Inaugural edition: Physical. December 11, 2021
2nd edition: Virtual. March 12, 2022
3rd edition: Physical. May 13, 2022
4th edition: Virtual. July 6, 2022
5th edition: Virtual. September 15 to September 19, 2022
6th Edition: Physical. October 10 to October 14, 2022
7th Edition: Virtual. November 10 to November 14, 2022
8th Edition: Hybrid. December 16 to December 18, 2022
9th Edition: Physical. January 18 to January 25, 2023
10th Edition: Physical. March 17 to March 19, 2023 Inaugural INTERNATIONAL EDITION. USA and Australia
11th Edition: Hybrid. May 27 to June 2, 2023
12th Edition: Hybrid. August 4 to August 7, 2023
13th Edition: Physical. September 15 to September 19, 2023. International Edition. Austria
14th Edition: Physical. October 14 to October 17, 2023
15th Edition: Gala Physical Edition. December 15 to December 18, 2023
16th Edition: Hybrid. January 31 to February 3, 2024
17th Edition: Physical. March 27 to March 30, 2024
18th Edition and 19th Edition: Physical. International Editions. 1st conjoined editions: month-long celebration of art and talent, held in the US, France and Switzerland from April 24 to May 24, 2024. Launch of #BNHAF Film Club.
20th Edition: Physical. June 15 to June 18, 2024

Notable AWARDEES @ #BNHAF and Talent Ka Maha Utsav:
Nyra Banerjee l Indian Actress. Flora Saini l Indian Actress. Phoebe Kemi l Actress and Model based in NYC walked the 'Big-4' NYFW, Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion week. Dorotea Saykaly l Multi-award winning dancer, choreographer and actress. Mekha Rajan l Indian Actress. Priyasha Bhardwaj l Indian Actress. Varsha Rajkhowa Miss Scuba International 2016. Jyoti Guptara, Published Author l Counted as '100 most important Swiss'. Pratham Khurana, director of 'Nauha', Official Selection at 75th Cannes Film Festival in La Cinef section

#BNHAF awards in the categories of film, media, entertainment and fashion.

Though health-care, hospitality, leisure, law, architecture, any other sector where a person has worked for societal significance can self-nominate themselves.

#BNHAF Showcase (Priced at US$ 5000) is an Exclusive Premier-Category for any film-maker or an artist to showcase their film, art or work:

1. Guaranteed Screening at #BNHAF Awards and Festival Gala Edition
2. 15-minutes Q&A session at #BNHAF Awards and Festival Gala Edition
3. Gift and Award from the sponsors of #BNHAF Awards and Festival and Talent Ka Maha Utsav
4. Feature in One-On-One Awardee Edition video-showcase of 15-minutes split in two parts for the news-portal https;//www.bol-news.com
5. FREE non-exclusive representation at Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival

Few Press Links Online:






#BNHAF, awards in the category of feature-films, shorts, TV, webseries, Music Videos, Upcoming Talent and Influencers (Best Film, Best director, Best actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay, documentary). If an edition finds no worthwhile entry in a category, there will be no awards in that category for that edition.

Awards and Prizes

1. All winners of the Gala Edition that are present in person, get gifts from sponsors of the Gala Edition

2. FREE non-exclusive representation by Popcorn Flicks Film Services at Marche du Film, Cannes Film Festival. (only if you mention in subject-line of the email clearly that you want representation at Marche du Film when you are making submissions)

3. 'Best Film' (if any) of each edition gets FREE Screening at #BNHAF Awards and Festival Gala Edition

4. Best Film of each edition gets full fee-waiver at #BNHAF one-on-one Awardee Editions conducted in virtual format (FREE Q&A session of around 10-minutes)

5. All award-winning films get e-Award certificate

6. If a film doesn't win an award, all selected films get an e-participation certificate

Rules, Terms & Conditions: By using the #BNHAF Awards and Festival website https://www.bol-news.com and submitting your entry, you unconditionally accept and agree to the Rules, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy of #BNHAF Awards and Festival

1. If you want to submit the film directly to the festival, contact us on bnhafawards@gmail.com

2. If there is any NUDITY in the film, it must be blurred.

3. Selections will be made by #BNHAF Awards and Festival. Decision of #BNHAF regarding selection and awards will be absolute and final. Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize.

4. The Submission fees for the films, whether accepted or rejected, are not refundable.

5. #BNHAF editions are held in multiple modes. Please be sure before applying to #BNHAF about the mode the particular edition is being held.

#BNHAF Awards and Festival is not responsible for mix-up or any confusion from/at your end. In such a case, submission fees is not refundable.

6. Films in any language other than English must be subtitled in English

Join the Facebook Group, ask 10-members of your team to follow on IG @tmahautsav and Twitter.

Use hashtags #BNHAF #TKMU #BIBFW on social media once film is selected.

8. Photographers who wish to put together their still images as montages are eligible for submission.

9. The physical venue might change to a bigger venue to accommodate all.

10. One-on-one Awardee Editions, conducted online and featured on https://www.bol-news.com are either in English or in Hindi.

11. In all matters decision of #BNHAF Awards and Festival will be absolute and final.

12. Force Majeur Clause: Due to an unforeseen outcome, #BNHAF Awards and Festival reserves the right to cancel, postpone or move the event to a digital platform if necessary. Any fee paid is non-refundable.

Screening material to be submitted for screening as specified below

1. Only .mp4 files accepted. Max file size 1 GB

2. Submit film through WeTransfer link sent by email

3. All films MUST BE 16:9, 4:3, or 1.9:1 aspect ratio

4. Target bitrate 12Mbps H.264 avc1 encoding max resolution 1920x1080 / 2048x1080 / 1600x1200

5. .jpg or .png Poster (Must be vertical portrait layout @ minimum 72DPI and 3x4 ratio)

6. Subtitles MUST BE burnt directly onto the film


1. Guaranteed Screening of 3-minute film or 3-minute AV at #BNHAF Awards and Festival Gala Edition

Gala Edition screening is done at the yearly Gala Edition in Delhi-NCR, India, held between October and December every year. The awardees are notified atleast 30-days (including holidays and/or Sundays) in advance, if they want to make their travel arrangements.

An awardee can join in-person or attend it online / virtually through zoom

2. If Awardee attends in person, 10-minutes Q&A session at #BNHAF Awards and Festival Gala Edition

3. If the awardee attends online / virtual, this 10-minutes Q&A is pre-recorded on zoom. Q&A is then screened at the Gala Edition.

3. Gifts from the sponsors of #BNHAF Awards and Festival gifted ONLY if the awardee attends the Gala Edition in person.

4. If the awardee can’t make it to Gala Edition in person, the gift is given to a charity NGO "Rekha Vohraa Foundation" working towards bettering life/conditions of stray dogs in Delhi-NCR, India.

5. Medal of Honor from the jury of #BNHAF Awards and Festival is given to awardee in-person at the Gala Edition.

6. e-certificate of Medal of Honor is emailed if awardee can't attend Gala Edition in-person.

7. Feature in One-On-One Awardee Edition Q&A video-showcase is split in two parts for the news-portal https://www.bol-news.com

8. One-On-One Awardee Edition Q&A video-showcase is scheduled within 30-days of the announcement of Global Icon Award.

9. FREE non-exclusive representation worldwide for a year, please ask for the relevant form to activate it. #BNHAF gives awardees' social-media links that are already public, to industry-people that want to get in touch with the awardee.



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