Directed By Women Turkey which will bring together the directors and films of women in International and National level in İstanbul. Seven 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

Best Documentary 1st Prize

Best Youth View 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 2021 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.

Overall Rating
  • Jore Janaviciute

    I didn't participate in the festival live, but the organizers seemed very nice and were taking care of everything warmheartedly. Our short film PARKING LOT also won an award! Thank you!

    November 2023
  • ELF Emerging Limerick Filmmakers

    Thrilled to be included in this festival and wonderful to see a young female filmmaker's work celebrated.

    October 2023
  • Eda Arısoy

    Perfect experience to be there... Thank you all. It was perfectly organized and I am proud of being a finalist of such an amazing organization..Thank you..

    October 2023
  • Amazing festival with great selection of films. I warmly recommend it!

    September 2022
  • Yasemin Hickl

    great to be a part of it

    September 2022