Türkiye Seçkisi, Kısa Film Yönetmenleri Derneği Festival Standartları derecelendirmesine göre Altın Festival ünvanı alan festivallerin finalistleri arasından seçilecektir. Bu nedenle Türkiye yapımı filmler buradan başvuru yapmamalı.

Short Film Directors Association is a non-governmental organization based in Turkey which aims at development and spread of short film. It has organized cinema events in more than 30 cities. Top Shorts is a project of Short Film Directors Association and only the bests can win the top shorts awards. The jury of Top Shorts, which consists of more than 100 directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, actors, actresses and film academics will evaluate films in various branches. The films chosen to Top Shorts Selection will be screened in 10 cities, including Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Antalya, Bursa, Mersin and Uşak and finally the award ceremony will be held in İstanbul.


International Short Film Competition
Best Film Award
Best Director Award
Best Screenplay Award
Best Cinematographer Award
Best Production Designer Award
Best Editing Award
Best Sound Award
Best Special Effects Award
Best Film Music Award
Best Actress Award
Best Actor Award

Any narrative or non-scripted work of fiction or nonfiction/documentary film of any genre with a running time of less than 30 minutes, including credits. International Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that would impact Festival eligibility. International Short Films may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions anywhere in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform and still remain eligible for Festival consideration.

Overall Rating
  • Vic Vaughan

    RUN DON'T WALK to the Top Shorts International Film Festival. This was the best fun I've had all year, resulted in some stellar international contacts, really interesting conversations that spawned two new film ideas, and above all, the programming was extraordinary. This festival is young, but is run by a well-established community (The Short Film Directors' Association) so don't be put off by its newness; the screenings in a nice cinema were full, and the awards ceremony was standing-room only. AND it's held in the middle of Kadikoy, which is best described as the Brooklyn of Istanbul. Definitely worth the submission fee!

    February 2020