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
  • Olcay Seda ÖZALTAN

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

    September 2020
  • It was an honour to be a part if this cheerful festival. Despite this year’s pandemic situation, the festival team managed to create a very personal organization. Settled in a cosy neighbourhood in Istanbul, accompanied by a very friendly team, it was a great escape for a couple of days. And thank you again for naming my film as the best animated short! See you next year!

    September 2020
  • ceylan esen

    it was wonderful to follow a festival although at quarantine days and it was perfect to be part of this amazing universal festival with talented women. Thank you all Directed By Woman Turkey. Can't wait next year.

    September 2020
  • Dima Hamdan

    I'm so honoured to have been given a Special Mention by your jury for "The Bomb".
    I really wish I could've been there, but hopefully next year you can have a large festival where all filmmakers can get together and Covid will be a thing of the past.

    September 2020

    It was my first festival I could personally joined in this extraordinary pandemic period. First of all the safety&healthy precautions were well organized. The organization committee were 3 fantastic women and they took care of everything in any minutes. And the most important is since I was awarded I have given the money prize right after the festival which is very much appreciated. Thank you very much to the festival.

    September 2020