Last year, we organised our First 'Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF)' with the theme “Earthquakes” from the 15th to 17th August, which coincided with the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Izmit in 1999. This year, the 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF) will take place between 2nd and 4th October and the organisers Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association, supported by the Izmit Municipality, will be delighted to welcome you, esteemed directors & producers.

We are well on track to creating a short film festival tradition in Izmit, to complement its well known tradition as an industrial city. We aim to attract cinema-lovers & movie fans to contribute to the development of the artistic sensibilities of young people, as well as to support the arts & artists by bringing together films produced by amateur or professional short film directors & producers with supporters of the arts.

This year's theme will be 'Art & Industry'.

The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF) Panels
2nd Of October 2019, Wednesday
Subject : Art & Trade
Presenter : Roger Worrod / Director, Writer, Narrator
Venue : University Of Kocaeli

2nd Of October 2019, Wednesday
Subject : Reality in Documentary Films
Presenter : Çağatay Çelikbaş / Director
Venue : University Of Kocaeli

3rd Of October 2019, Thursday
Subject : Short Film Screenplays
Presenter : Korhan Günay / Director
Venue : Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Hotel Conference Hall

After Pre-Selection Jury evaluation, 6 finalist films will be determined in each category of The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival and 24 finalist films will be screened for the general public in Izmit on 2nd & 3rd of October 2019.

All films will be available to the jury via filmfreeway.com and prizewinners in each category will be invited to Izmit from 2nd to 4th October 2019. Invitations will be made individually by Art Nicomedia.

The 7-member International Jury will decide the winners in each category and may also award other prizes and honorable mentions that may not be financially remunerated. There will be cash prizes in each category. The prize amounts will be announced on 16 August 2019.

Winners and runners-up in each category will be announced at the gala award ceremony at The Ramada Plaza Wyndham Hotel in Izmit on October 4th 2019. This information will also be posted on the festival website.

2nd İzmit International Short Film Festival Award Categories

International Competition
• IISFF 2019 - Best Fiction Film Award | Cash Prize
• IISFF 2019 - Best Documentary Film Award | Cash Prize
• IISFF 2019 - Best Animation/Experimental Film Award | Cash Prize
• IISFF 2019 - Best Festival Theme Film Award | Cash Prize
• IISFF 2019 - Art Nicomedia Special Award | Cash Prize

National Competition
• IISFF 2019 - Best Fiction Film Award | Plaque
• IISFF 2019 - Best Documentary Film Award | Plaque
• IISFF 2019 - Best Animation/Experimental Film Award | Plaque
• IISFF 2019 - Best Festival Theme Film Award | Plaque
• IISFF 2019 - Art Nicomedia Special Award | Plaque

2. Izmit International Short Film Festival will be organized this year in "International" and "National" sections. Films in all 4 categories will be accepted in either section. This year's theme is 'Art & Industry'.

International Competition Categories

• Fiction : No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• Documentary : No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• Animation/Experimental : No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• Festival Theme : “Art & Industry", no age limit, no equipment limit, maximum length 41mins.

National Competition Categories

• Fiction : Open for only Turkish films. No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• Documentary : Open for only Turkish films. No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• Animation/Experimental : Open for only Turkish films. No age limit, no equipment limit, any subject, maximum length 41mins.

• IISFF films to be uploaded to FilmFreeway by 23:59, 1st August, 2019.

• Fiction, documentary, animation or experimental short films which were shot after January 1, 2016 may participate in The 2nd IISFF. Films made earlier than this date will not be accepted.

• Each film can apply to only for one category.

You are requested to upload following materials
• Each applicant is requested to provide a downloadable link or to enable it for downloads, to facilitate the selection process. The link and its password must remain active till the end of October, 2019.
• Teaser (If available)
• Synopsis in English
• Director's Biography
• Stills from the film (print quality 300 dpi)
• Film Poster
• Director's Photograph (If available)

Promotion Of The Programs
Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association, which is the Festival Organizer, will have the right to use the photographs and trailers of the films chosen by the festival. Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association has the right to use these extracts on the festival's official website, social media accounts, multimedia areas, festival catalogues, promotional flyers, posters and billboards.

Responsibility
• "The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival" does not take any responsibility for the failure to upload the films to the web site at https://filmfreeway.com/ due to damage or loss during the installation.

• All directors and producers who apply to the Izmit International Short Film Festival are deemed to have accepted that the films they made are original. Participants must declare that their work is original and that there is no third party that holds the rights of the work submitted. Participation in the competition implies the unconditional acceptance of all rules and regulations. All directors and producers who apply to the festival are deemed to have accepted all the rules and conditions stated unconditionally.

• "The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival” has the right to eliminate films that do not comply with the rules.

• Executive authority of The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival belongs to Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association. Any problems that may arise in the competition is under authority of Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association.

Overall Rating
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  • Batuhan Kurt

    Özenle hazırlanmış, son derece keyifli ve kaliteli bir festivaldi. Ödül almak ekip olarak bizleri çok mutlu etti. Festival organizatörleri ve jüri üyelerine çok teşekkürler.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Teşekkürler Batuhan Bey. Başarınızdan dolayı bir kez daha tebrik ederiz.

  • Joe Chang

    It is a charming film festival and I love it very much!!

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Joe! Hope to see you in next IISFF's.

  • Onur Yagiz

    Thank you for your hospitality and for all your efforts in promoting short films in Izmit. It was great meeting the festival crew as well as the winners !

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Onur! Congrats your success one more time. Hope to see you in next IISFF's.

  • Xaibar Rafiq

    Amazing festival!!! Highly recommended ❤️

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Xaibar!

  • Marco Rimondi

    At 2th Izmit International Short Film Festival I won the best short documentary prize, this is the second prize for my docu-film L’Eroico.
    I’m so proud because I was selected from over 350 participants.
    The organizers was very kindly with me and I’m sure this event will going up next years!

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Marco! Congrats your success and hope to see you in next IISFF's.