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

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 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.

16- Including this item, the entry requirements consist of sixteen (16) items.

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