Directed By Women Turkey which will bring together the directors and films of women in International and National level in İstanbul. Six years in the world held in September in Spain, New York and in many places around the world #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party is the festival organization in Turkey carried out by name. There will be a universal festival where short films from women with different perspectives and stories from each language and culture meet.

National Category 1st Prize

International Category 1st Prize

The applicant of the short film should be the women director

The film should not be longer than 25 minutes.

The film production date should be 2018 and later.

Short films in fiction, documentary, experimental and animation types can apply without limitation.

All films must be subtitled in English.

Films applying to the festival should be accepted in different places outside the festival.

As a result of the festival competition, the best film awards of all categories will be given.

The reward value will be announced later.

Any claims of copyright infringement arising from third parties due to the use of non-specific text image music and similar point of use in the application are the responsibility of the applicant. No institution can contribute to the formation of the festival.

The director or producer who has applied to the festival will allow short sections of his / her works to be shown on the internet and on social media by the festival.

Applications are only accepted through the FilmFreeway DIRECTED BY WOMEN TURKEY application fees are not refundable.

The application deadline is 16 July 2020.

Overall Rating
  • Serpil Altın

    Women power! Great festival! Thank you so much for your hospitality.

    June 2020
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi

    Thanks a lot for selected my short film.This is proud for me

    December 2019
  • Öykü Aytulun

    Great team and festival ! It was wonderful experience to had been part of the festival. Festival venue was always full. Festival team have great person and hospitality was really warm.

    October 2019
  • La Sister

    Amazing crew, Amazing Festival!!! Thank you so much!!

    October 2019
  • Büsra Atamer Balkan

    It was a wonderful experience to be a part of this fantastic festival with my first short film Manzara (Scenery). The selection of films was inspiring, the festival was well-organized, and the communication was great. Definitely will apply to next editions!

    September 2019