The competition consists of two general categories:
Documentaries and Advertising films/scenarios: The documentaries with nonfictional scenarios that hold a different viewpoint about tourism, and the creative advertising films/scenarios fictionalized for promotional purposes will be evaluated in this two-stage competition. The films determined through a preliminary consideration will be evaluated by a jury, and the top three films in both categories will be rewarded. Documentary category will include road films, tourism destinations, cultural heritage and archaeology documentaries, nature and environment documentaries, sports-themed films, and travel programs. Advertising films/scenarios should be related to territorial/regional companies or tourism products. The competing works should include one of the following themes:

Documentary Films;

Tourism destinations,
Cultural heritage and archaeology films,
Types of tourism,
Tourism and environment,
Travel films,
Road films,
Nature and environment documentary films and
Sports-themed films.
Advertising Films;

Country/destination advertising,
Corporate advertising and
Product/service advertising.

Awards & Prizes

Documentary Films Category
The Grand Award: All-inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
The Second Award: Plaque
The Third Award: Plaque

Advertising Films Category
The Grand Award: All-inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
The Second Award: Plaque
The Third Award: Plaque

Rules & Terms

Application Information
Theme:
The competition consists of two general categories:
Documentaries and Advertising films/scenarios: The documentaries with nonfictional scenarios that hold a different viewpoint about tourism, and the creative advertising films/scenarios fictionalized for promotional purposes will be evaluated in this two-stage competition. The films determined through a preliminary consideration will be evaluated by a jury, and the top three films in both categories will be rewarded. Documentary category will include road films, tourism destinations, cultural heritage and archaeology documentaries, nature and environment documentaries, sports-themed films, and travel programs. Advertising films/scenarios should be related to territorial/regional companies or tourism products. The competing works should include one of the following themes:

Documentary Films;

Tourism destinations,
Cultural heritage and archaeology films,
Types of tourism,
Tourism and environment,
Travel films,
Road films,
Nature and environment documentary films and
Sports-themed films.
Advertising Films;

Country/destination advertising,
Corporate advertising and
Product/service advertising.
Information for Application:
The participants may compete in more than one categories with several productions.
Documentary films do not have any time limits. Advertising films should not exceed three minutes.
The documentary films should have been completed before January 1, 2014 and should not have been awarded in any other competitions.
Genuine ideas and creative applications are required for advertising films/scenarios.
The application is free.
The applicant shall cover all shipping fees regarding applications. The committee shall not be responsible for any damages that occur during shipment.
In documentary category, the preview copy should be e-mailed to the committee as a downloadable link through web, or as a Vimeo ling together with its password.
If the film has not been prepared in advertising category, it is required to script and visualize the creative idea as a storyboard or a photoboard.
All material sent for the competing films shall be archived by the competition committee.
Technical Specifications:
In documentary category, the 35 mm and 16 mm films, which have been shot through video technique and digital technology, may apply.
The qualified films for documentary category should be sent to the office as HD videos in best possible quality (with h264 video codec and AAC audio codec mp4 or mov). The English subtitles, the review, and the visual materials related to the film should also be sent digitally.
The qualified films for advertising category should be sent to the office as HD videos in best possible quality (with h264 video codec and AAC audio codec mp4 or mov) and the scenarios should be uploaded to the related link as a Word document, and the storyboard or the photoboard should be uploaded to the website as maximum 3 A3 pages.
Language:
If the original language of the films in documentary category is not English, the previews should include English subtitles.
All qualified films should be presented with their original copies, and the films, of which the original language is not English, should be presented with English subtitles.
If the original language of the films in advertising category is not English, the previews should include English subtitles, if the film has not been shot yet, both the scenario and the storyboard/photoboard should be prepared in both languages (English and Turkish).
Legal Liability:
The applicant shall be responsible for the authenticity of the information on the application form (the producer, director, copywriter, art director). The applicant shall be responsible for all legal liabilities that may arise from the information provided. The applicant shall be responsible for all kinds of copyright infringement claims that may arise from third parties due to inauthenticity of scripts, images, music, etc.
The competing films shall be deemed to have accepted these conditions of regulation.
Setting of the Jury/Selection Committee:
Preliminary and final evaluation committees shall consist of members of the competition committee and/or the specialists selected by and outside of the competition committee.
The Selection Committee shall consist of five members. The works that do not comply with the conditions of application shall not be presented to the Selection Committee.
The competing films and advertising scenarios shall be evaluated by an international jury consisting of directors, scriptwriters, producers, actors/actresses, movie critics, cinema historians, creative directors, art directors, and other internationally recognized people in the field of cinema and advertising, and academicians specialized in this area.
The final evaluation committee shall consist of five members. The jury shall be responsible for watching all accepted films.
Evaluation Criteria:
The jury shall decide on the winner of the documentary category by considering the contribution of the film to the documentary cinema, and thus, considering the “creative”, i.e., the “artistic” characteristics of the films, and by using these characteristics as their selection criteria.
The advertising jury shall evaluate the participating films in accordance with the conformity of the films with the briefs of the category, strategic consistency, and creative solutions.
The final decision about the selection and scheduling of the competing films shall be made by the Competition’s Regulatory Board.
The Competition’s Regulatory Board shall have the right to disqualify the films with inadequate technical characteristics for demonstration.
Miscellaneous:
In order to hold the competition, at least six applicants should have applied and passed the pre-screening stage. The competition’s regulatory board shall decide whether the competition will be held or not in case this number could not be reached.
The accommodation expenses of the qualified applicants shall be covered by the Competition’s Regulatory Board, but the transportation expenses shall be covered by the applicants themselves.
The accommodation expenses of the directors and producers of the documentary films that advance to the finals in cities, where the final demonstrations will be made, shall be covered by the Competition’s Regulatory Board, but the transportation expenses shall be covered by the applicants themselves.