8thMalatya International Film Festival (MIFF) that is organized by Metropolitan Municipality of Malatya will take place between, 09-15 November 2018 in Malatya, Turkey.

Best Film, selected by the Jury, will receive a monetary award of 1.000 USD and the Crystal Apricot Award. The awards are given to the producer of the film. This award cannot be split between films.

1) Short films of all genres with a running time of no more than 15 minutes, printed on DCP and suitable for the screening in movie theaters are accepted.

2) The competition titles must be completed after November 2017 and must be shown at the 8th Malatya International Film Festival for the first time in Turkey. Films that are screened, released and /or broadcast elsewhere in Turkey are not eligible for the International Short Film Competition. Entries from Turkey are excluded from this rule.

3) The festival directorate selects and invites the films participating in the competitive section.

4) The films that are selected for the competition will be announced by the festival.

5) The films in the competition will be screened in their original language with English and Turkish subtitles. The screening copies of the applicant films whose original language is not English must have embedded English subtitles. A dialogue list in English must also be sent to the Festival in due time, together with an online secure link The International Short Film Competition Jury will evaluate the films in the following categories: Best Film, Special Jury Award (optional)

6) The Jury has to select the Best Film among the competing films.

7) The Jury, in the case that it sees necessary, may give a Crystal Apricot Special Jury Award for artistic and technical achievement.

8) The documents that are requested by festival directorate has to be sent by the applicant until August 31th, 2018.

9) The screening copies of the films must arrive at the Festival Centre by October 15th, 2018.