Online Public Sector Film Festival

Thanks for attending!

The Haelo Film Awards will return next year!


An Overview

Every year thousands of short films and animations are produced by enthusiastic people in the public sector. The subject matter runs from heroic tales of service improvement to emotional staff and patient stories. Each film carries a message of hope and the possibility of change.

Haelo believe that these films have a level of artistry, innovation and heart that deserves recognition. The Haelo Film Awards will showcase outstanding, original and DIY public sector films from across the UK.

Helpful to know
Ready to enter?

Oct 20

Submission Deadline

September 1

Entries Open

October 16

Submissions Shortlisted

October 23

Judging Starts

November 16

Online Award Ceremony

The Haelo Awards

Award Categories

We know that your film or animation might not fit easily into one of our categories. If in doubt please submit your entry and we’ll place your film where appropriate.


Commissioned Film

An entry in this category can be for any film that has been produced outside of the host organisation by a production company / crew.

Innovative Concept

An entry in this category should demonstrate an interestingly new or unusual approach to either the story or technical style of the film.

Service User Story

Entries into this category focus on stories of individuals or groups of service users within the public sector to highlight a specific cause, condition or journey.

Improvement Story

These films should be about service improvements – are you making things better for patients and staff? This is the category for you!

Thanks for Entering

The Haelo Film Festival has finished for another year, however, the festival will return again in 2018 so check back next year for some more celebration!