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

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 2019 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.

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  • Such an important and impactful festival! The selection of films were incredible. Very honoured to be a part of a group of strong and creative women! Communication with the organizers was fantastic. I hope to be a part of it again soon and hopefully, in person!

    January 2021
  • Marina Wagner Moll

    Absolutely proud to be a part of this festival. Due to the covid I was unable to attend in person, but the team relayed it to me and it was almost like being there.

    November 2020
  • 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
  • Thank you for your good festival

    September 2020