Anatolia International Film Festival will be host in Istanbul city which connects cultures and continents. The festival will be connecting the audience to short and featured films and documentaries from all around the world (This festival will be held three times a year). Both Turkish and International films accepted. Female filmmakers also encouraged to submit. This is the fourth year of the festival. AIFF has been an Imdb Accredited Festival since 2020.
An academic jury will make an evaluation for the selections, including finalists and winners.

Welcome to the thirteenth season of Anatolia International Film Festival...

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Best Short Film
Best Drama Short Film
Best Animation Film
Best Thriller/Horror Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Short Film
Best Micro Short Film
Best Comedy Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature Film
Best Low Budget Film
Best European Film (New Category)
Best American Film (New Category)
Best Experimental Film (New Category)
Best Music Video

Most Promising Director
Best Director Award
Best Female Director Award
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Trailer
Best Editing
Best Original Score
Best Cinematic Experimentation (New Category)
Best Credits Scene
Best Visual Effects
Best Twisted Final
Best Creative Poster
Most Creative Use of Location (New Category)
+ Film Review

- Award Certificate and Official Statue (Official Statue will be sent free nationwide. International shipping has free. Please check our official website)
- Various special digital prizes for "Best Short" and "Best Feature" winning films.
- All selected projects will be evaluated for finals. Selection laurels will be provided for nominated films. All laurels can be accessed on our site and
- Award trophies for free nationwide (Turkey). Please see our fee rates for International shipping. Award trophies shipment process may take up to two months.

By entering or submitting to AIFF, the participant acknowledges understanding and agreeing to all festival Rules, Terms, Conditions, Guidelines, and Disclaimer of Warranties associated with the Festival and listed below. Submitters agree that clips from films and other materials related to their project may be used and/or published in the website, digital and print event programs, and for any promotional purposes deemed appropriate by the festival.

---Imdb Accredited Festival---

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded are the responsibility of the filmmaker. Best Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.
1. The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
2. Short films as well as feature films of any genre and format up to 30 minutes (short films) and 180 minutes (feature films) are accepted (including credits scenes).
3. All payments and Submissions must be received by Deadline Dates listed on FilmFreeway.
4. Entry fees are payable through FilmFreeway payment systems and are non-refundable.
5. In order to review your film as quick as possible, we prefer online screeners, digital copies, or a link to an online video (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Please include a valid password if required. We will not accept films with poor quality standard(lack of sound quality, absence of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD, etc...)
6. Films must have been completed after 2010.
7. All submitted films must be available for screening.
8. Films accepted in the Official Selection will be notified according to the notification date published on the platform. Films selected for the Official Screening will need to provide download link or a full quality 720p or 1080p online screener file no later than 1 week before the festival screening.
9. Winners will be announced after the Official Screening Event, which will be held twice a year, according to the official dates published on the platform.
10. The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final. If the jury scores are equal, the festival director decides.
11. Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work. AIFF is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. In the event of copyright disputes accepted films may possibly be pulled from festival exhibition.
12. Please carefully read the AIFF Guidelines and all Terms & Conditions as well as the Disclaimer and Rights below, before submitting to our festival.
13. No pornographic materials can be submitted to AIFF. AIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film containing pornographic or extreme nude materials.
14. Submissions that will not be screened or selected for a winning category will not receive a notice that these actions have not occurred. AIFF will adhere to the notice deadlines for screened and reserves the right to make changes in these rules without advance notice. winning projects as noted on the website.
15. AIFF has the ultimate responsibility for determining the genre and category of the submissions.
16. AIFF reserves the right to make changes in the rules and regulations without notice in critical violations.
17. No refunds will be provided.
18. Once accepted and confirmed, no film can be removed from the festival.

--- Submission Way ---
A filmmaker can submit their films and works online through online film festival partner's; or submit entries via film form available on the festival website.

--- Copyrights ---
The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. Only your movie will be placed online, if you wish. There must be an express acceptance of you; Otherwise, only the poster or trailer will be posted online.

--- Disclaimer ---
The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the Anatolia International Film Festival.
The applicant confirms that he/she has the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the AIFF.

--- Film Review ---

As our mission is to help improve and promote contemporary films, we offer filmmakers the opportunity to have their work reviewed by our specialists. By requesting our professional review, our team of film professionals will give you a comprehensive feedback on your work, at the price listed on the platform, entry fee to AIFF Official Competition included. Moreover, the film review will be posted on our website and promoted on all our social media channels, so a larger audience will discover your film. The review will be also listed in movie's Imdb page if it exits. To review any film, submitter must use "+Film Review" category. Film reviews take 2-4 weeks after the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you very much for including me in your festival!

    June 2024
  • Steve Socki

    I like this selection of films screened. Thanks for including my film. Hope to attend in-person some time.

    April 2024
  • Domenico De Cosmo

    Sono davvero grato ad Anatolia International Film Festival per l'opportunità di presentare il nostro cortometraggio "Eroi in divisa, eroi nella vita", un progetto studentesco davvero a budget ridotto. Reputo il piazzamento ai quarti di finale estremamente gratificante per il lavoro svolto. Grazie

    April 2024
  • Ian Charles Lister

    Excellent communication throughout the whole selection process, with the added bonus of my film picking up a couple of awards. Many thanks.

    April 2024
  • Completely pointless 'being 'Selected' . No comms. Nothing.

    March 2024