#BNHAF Bol-News Hybrid Awards Festival

#BNHAF Bol-News Hybrid Awards Festival is an international hybrid festival, held physically in India and virtually across the world. Regular submissions l Late submissions
#BNHAF physical editions are held in a 300+ seating auditorium with an outreach of 100,000+ students in Ghaziabad city (India).
  • Inaugural physical edition held at IMS University Campus, Ghaziabad on December 11, 2021
    • Varsha Rajkhowa Miss Scuba International 2016 was awarded #BNHAF Award of Excellence
  • 2nd edition held on March 12, 2022
  • 3rd edition held on May 13, 2022
    • Pratham Khurana, director of 'Nauha', India's only Official Selection at 75th Cannes Film Festival in La Cinef section was awarded #BNHAF Award of Excellence
#BNHAF virtual edition was launched in October 2021, since it's virtual launch #BNHAF hosted more than 100 artists that include filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, authors and painters. The Inaugural edition saw the participation of 50 films from countries like US, France, Germany, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan with select screenings.

The flagship awards of #BNHAF are in film, media and fashion industry in the categories of film, director, actor, actress, model, influencer, screenplay, dialogues, cinematography, editing, song, journalist, news anchor, author, fashion designer, stylist.
#BNHAF helps artists showcase art to a global audience. We believe each artist is unique with a distinct perspective, yet their art is often overlooked because of outreach. #BNHAF gives each participant wider outreach and helps create their fan-base. Filmmakers, actors, models, writers, authors, singers, dancers, painters, sportsperson, sculptors, lawyers, doctors, politicians, restaurateurs, hospitality – all contributors to arts are worthy of #BNHAF Award Nomination.
The premiere category of #BNHAF Awards are:
  • The Universal Icon in Arts Industry
  • Icon in Arts Industry
  • Award of Excellence
  • The top prize winner in each category get to tell their story in a one-on-one interview conducted online and featured on www.bol-news.com
  • All selected participants can attend the Annual #BNHAF Media Workshop conducted in a hybrid format (offline and online) for FREE.
  • All winners will receive a FREE Pitch-Session (online) of their next film
  • All winners get a 50% DISCOUNT on Popcorn Flicks Film Services
  • All selected participants get a certificate of participation
Rules, Terms & Conditions:

  1. Film Freeway is the exclusive submission method of #BNHAF 
  2. Selections will be made by #BNHAF
  3. The decision of #BNHAF regarding selection will be absolute and final
  4. The Submission fees are non-refundable
  5. In all matters, specified or unspecified, decision of #BNHAF will be absolute, binding on all parties and final
  6. Filmmakers must address an artistic, personal or social issue (except for BNHAF
    Showcase category)
  7. Photographers who wish to put together their still images as montages are eligible for
  8. Preference will be given to filmmakers who stand out as role models for social issues 
  9. The physical venue might change to a bigger venue to accommodate all. 
  10. One-on-one interview conducted online and featured on www.bol-news.com will
    either be in English or Hindi
  11. All material will be provided to #BNHAF as specified 
  12. All the following social media requirements should be fulfilled
    • Film Poster & Synopsis (100 words)
    • Applicants Profile Photo and Bio (100 words)
    • A link to #BNHAF Facebook group will be shared with you. Join it to win the Audience Award
    • Like #BNHAF facebook page. Post the poster of the film
    • Follow the Official Instagram handle. Post a 1-minute video introducing the film
    • Follow the Official Twitter handle. Post the trailer of the film