1- Only fiction films are eligible for entry. Animations can apply.
2- The films must have either been filmed in Turkey or at least one member of the creative team (Director, screenwriter, producer) must be a Turkish citizen.
3- The films cannot be longer than 15 minutes.
4- One cannot submit more than two films.
5- Previously submitted films cannot be re-submitted.
6- Only the films completed after January 1st, 2015 can be submitted.
7- Those wishing to enter the competition must fill out the application form on filmfreeway.com/festival/latff
8- Submission deadline is January 25th, 2017.
9- Uploaded film must have,
-English subtitles if the film is in Turkish,
-Both English and Turkish subtitles if the film is in a different language.
10- The Festival Organization will invite directors of the finalist films to Los Angeles and cover all accommodation costs. For any transportation costs the Festival Organization will provide a sum of 1000 Turkish Liras (TL) for maximum one director of each film.
11- The “Best Film” award will be given to the director of the film. A sum of 5000 Turkish Liras (TL) will be awarded for the “Best Film” category. If the jury deems it necessary, it may award two “Jury Special Awards.” A sum of 1500 Turkish Liras (TL) will be awarded for the “Jury Special Awards.”
12- Any and all copyright responsibility belongs to the filmmaker.
13- The finalist films will be announced on our website www.latff.org no later than mid-February 2017.
14- The finalist films will be screened only in the following formats: 70mm, 35mm, 16mm, Bluray and DCP. Correspondence regarding film screenings and screening format will take place with the official representatives of the films once the pre-selections are made.
15- All submissions following the above rules will be considered as valid submissions.