Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF) aims to establish a short film festival tradition where it can contribute to the artistic development of young people and where art lovers can enjoy short films made by amateur or professional short filmmakers.

IISFF also contributes to the reputation of Izmit in international platforms, which is commonly known as an industrial city, by encouraging filmmakers with the various awards given in fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and festival themed categories and popularizing the short film industry in Turkey and the world. Apart from short film presentations, IISFF also holds panel discussions with academicians and globally known actors/directors every year on various topics to reach out to art lovers.

IISFF is organized by Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association. We will be delighted to see the films of our valuable directors and producers at The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival.

The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival will be organized in "International" and "National" sections. Films in all 4 categories will be accepted in either section. This year's theme is "Pandemic” for “Festival Theme Category”. No theme limitation in fiction, documentary, animation and experimental categories.

International and national competition sections of "The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival" will be prize money awarded to each category winners which will be determined as a result of the main jury evaluation.

“The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival” Prize Categories

International Competition Section
• Fiction Category : Money Prize
• Documentary Category : Money Prize
• Animation/Experimental Category : Money Prize
• Festival Theme Category : Money Prize

National Competition Section
• Fiction Category : Money Prize
• Documentary Category : Money Prize
• Animation/Experimental Category : Money Prize
• Festival Theme Category : Money Prize

The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival will be organized in "International" and "National" sections. Films in all 4 categories will be accepted in either section.

This year's theme is "Pandemic” for “Festival Theme Category”. No theme limitation in fiction, documentary, animation and experimental categories.

The prize will be awarded to the directors who will be selected in the "International" and "National" competition sections at "The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival".

International Competition Categories
• Fiction : Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins. Films must have at least one of the English dubbing or English subtitle options.

• Documentary : Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins. Films must have at least one of the English dubbing or English subtitle options.

• Animation/Experimental : Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins. Films must have at least one of the English dubbing or English subtitle options.

• Festival Theme : Only “Pandemic” themed films can apply to this category. Minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins. Films must have at least one of the English dubbing or English subtitle options.

National Competition Categories
• Fiction : Only Turkish subtitled or Turkish dubbed films produced by Turkish directors can apply. Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins.

• Documentary : Only Turkish subtitled or Turkish dubbed films produced by Turkish directors can apply. Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins.

• Animation/Experimental : Only Turkish subtitled or Turkish dubbed films produced by Turkish directors can apply. Any subject, minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins.

• Festival Theme : Only “Pandemic” themed and Turkish subtitled or Turkish dubbed films produced by Turkish directors can apply. Minimum 1min, maximum length 41mins.

• The 4th IISFF Registration Deadline : 23:59 (Turkey Time), June 15, 2021.

• Only films that apply online at the FilmFreeway portal will be accepted to the festival. Other submission ways such as Wetransfer, Google Drive etc. will not be accepted.

• Participants are required to upload the following additional materials required for the festival to be accepted on the https://filmfreeway.com/IzmitInternationalShortFilmFestival.
• Teaser (If available)
• Synopsis in English
• Stills From The Film (print quality 300 dpi)
• Film Poster
• Director's Biography and Photograph

• Fiction, documentary, animation or experimental short films which were shot after January 1, 2018 may participate in The 4th IISFF. Films made earlier than this date will not be accepted.

• There is no limitation for the number of film applications for directors. Each film can apply to only one category.

• Films that have previously participated in other competitions or festivals can apply to The 4th IISFF. Films that have been finalists or have won an award in previous IISFF’s cannot apply to The 4th IISFF.

• First degree relatives of pre-selection jury members, the main jury members or the festival team of IISFF cannot apply to The 4th IISFF.

• After Pre-Selection Jury evaluation, 5 finalist films will be determined in each category in international and national sections of The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival. Finalist films will be announced on August 02, 2021.

• International and national competition sections of The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival will be prize money awarded to each category winners which will be determined as a result of the main jury evaluation.

Responsibility
• Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association which is the Festival Organizer have the right to use the photographs, visuals and trailers of the films. Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association has right to use these photographs, visuals and trailers on the festival's official website, social media accounts, multimedia areas, festival catalogues, promotional flyers, posters and billboards.

• "The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival" does not take any responsibility for the failure to upload the films to the web site at https://filmfreeway.com/ due to damage or loss during the installation.

• Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association who is the organizer of "The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival” has right to disqualify or change category the films that do not comply with the rules. Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association has also right to combine a competition category with another competition category when necessary.

• All directors and producers who apply to “The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival” are deemed to have accepted that the films they made are original. Participants are deemed to have accepted that their work is original and that there is no third party that holds the rights of the work submitted. All directors and producers who apply to the festival are deemed to have accepted all the rules and conditions stated unconditionally.

• Executive authority of “The 4th Izmit International Short Film Festival” belongs to Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association. Any problems that may arise in the competition is under authority of Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association.

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  • Atakan Göktepe

    Wonderful festival with great communication and extraordinary organisation. We are grateful for the award for our short film “Best Actress” as Best Festival Theme Film. Totally worth to submit

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Atakan! Congrats your success and hope to see you The 4th edition of IISFF.

  • Despite the pandemics situation, the festival took place online. Great communication. Good luck for the next year!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks John! See you in The 4th IISFF soon.

  • Mehmet Tığlı

    It’s a great honor to be a finalist at this amazing festival. Congratulations to all festival team!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Mehmet, we greatly enjoyed your film "Sycamore". You have a true love of film!

  • André Almeida Rodrigues

    Izmit International Short Film Festival is a good film festival.

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks André Almeida Rodrigues!

  • Batuhan Kurt

    Özenle hazırlanmış, son derece keyifli ve kaliteli bir festivaldi. Ödül almak ekip olarak bizleri çok mutlu etti. Festival organizatörleri ve jüri üyelerine çok teşekkürler.

    November 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Teşekkürler Batuhan Bey. Başarınızdan dolayı bir kez daha tebrik ederiz.