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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What is the theme of the competition? What should the film be about?

The theme of the Sabancı Foundation 6th Short Film Competition is “New Professions in the New World”.


Where can I find the regulations?

You can find the regulations of the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition on www.kisafilmuzunetki.org. under the title “Regulations”.


What is the deadline for applications?

The deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021, and you must submit your application by 17:30. (İstanbul, GMT+3)


Where can I find the application form?

You can find the application form for the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition on

www.kisafilmuzunetki.org.


What is the contact email for the competition?

[email protected]


Is there a fee to enter the competition?

Entering the competition is free of charge.


Are there any age limitations to enter the competition?

There is no age limitation to enter the competition.


Can I enter the competition with animation or stop-motion film?

Yes, you can.


Can I apply for the competition with a film that entered another competition/won an award?

The films to enter the competition should not have been screened anywhere else before nor awarded a prize.


I have a feature-length film. Can I apply for the competition?

Owners of the Work may not have any feature-length films shot until now.


Is it possible to nominate more than one film for the competition?

You can enter the competition with more than one film. In this case, you need to fill out separate application forms for each submission.


Can I send a film that I shot before which serves the theme?

The films to enter the competition should not have been screened anywhere else before nor awarded a prize.


How should I attach my film to the application form?

Films should be uploaded to Vimeo as a password-protected video or to YouTube as an unlisted video, and the corresponding link should be provided during the application to be submitted on www.kisafilmuzunetki.org. (Formats: MP(E)G/ .AVI / .VOB / .MOV / .MP4 / .M4V, etc.) For Vimeo: After the film has been uploaded to Vimeo, the applicant shall open the “Privacy” tab and set a password. The set password must also be shared during the application on www.kisafilmuzunetki.org. For YouTube: Once you upload your video, you should select “Unlisted” in the Visibility tab. This setting enables access to the film only with the link.


What should be the duration of the films?

The duration of the films including the credits should not exceed 5 minutes.


What should be the minimum duration of the films?

There is no minimum duration limit.


How should the Turkish and English subtitles be?

Turkish subtitles should be white, and English subtitles should be yellow (the required code for the yellow color is #F9d658). For Subtitles to be embedded in a video, the font and font size to be used are Arial and 48, respectively, on a 75% transparent background. There should be a maximum of 40 characters per line, excluding spaces, and the subtitles should consist of a maximum of two lines, one line for Turkish and one line for English.


Can a language other than Turkish be spoken in my film?

Yes, it is allowed as long as the subtitle rules specified in the technical requirements are followed.


Does the music that I use in my film have to have copyrights?

An applicant agrees that the responsibility lies with him/her concerning the copyrights of the film. The responsibility for any copyright issue stemming from the use of non-original images, texts, music, etc. in the film lies with the relevant competitor. Any legal responsibilities that might arise in this context lie with the owners of the works. The Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition may not be held legally responsible, therefore.


Should I have any documents signed by the parents of child actors starring in my film?

An applicant assumes complete responsibility for abiding by the laws pursuant to working with actors under the age of 18. You may ask for a sample letter of consent by sending an email to

[email protected]


My project is set in Turkey but I, the project producer/director, am not a citizen of the Republic of Turkey. Can I apply for the competition?

The director (owner of the work) and/or the producer of a work submitted to the Competition must be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey.


Can a project be submitted if either the producer or the director is a citizen of the Republic of Turkey and the other is a foreign national?

The director (owner of the work) and/or the producer of a work submitted to the Competition must be a citizen of the Republic of Turkey.


Can I enter the competition with animation or stop motion films?

Yes, you can.


Can a nominated film have more than one director?

Yes.


Can a nominated film have more than one producer?

Yes.


What are the important dates for Application and Evaluation?

Project applications must be submitted from Monday July 12, 2021, to Friday November 19, 2021. The finalists will be announced on Monday December 20, 2021. Three award-winning projects selected by the jury will be announced during the award ceremony to be held by the Sabancı Foundation on Wednesday January 12, 2022.


Are there any restrictions on the use of brands in a film? Will it affect the review of my film?

Avoiding making a brand visible in your film, even if you attribute a positive meaning to the product in your film, will protect you from any legal processes that you may encounter in the future regarding the brand. However, the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition has no restrictions on the inclusion of a clearly visible product in your film, unless the use of the product is expressly encouraged or discouraged. It will not affect the review of your film.


Can I share the footage/trailer of my film on my social media accounts during the application process?

No. Owners of nominated films may not share any images or visuals of their films before the finalists are announced. The owners of the finalist works may not share any visuals related to their films, other than the images published on the official channels of the Competition before the Competition is concluded.


After the applications are submitted, how will the evaluation and awarding progress?

A preliminary jury will evaluate all the projects following the deadline for applications, which is November 19, 2021 , through December 20, 2021 , and the finalists will be shortlisted. The finalists will be announced on December 20, 2021 . Three award-winning projects selected by the jury will be announced during the award ceremony to be held by the Sabancı Foundation on January 12, 2022 .


Who is on the preliminary jury?

The Preliminary Jury consists of three people, including the Art Director, who are experts in cinema or the “theme” of the Competition and it is established by the Sabancı Foundation.


Who is on the jury?

Selected by the Sabancı Foundation, the Jury consists of five people who are nationally or internationally renowned and are experts in cinema or the “theme” of the Competition.


Who is on the Advisory Board?

Established by the Sabancı Foundation, the Advisory Board consists of 5 people who are nationally or internationally renowned and are experts in cinema or the “theme” of the Competition.


May I submit my film to other festivals/platforms after the finalists are announced if I am not a finalist?

Yes.


What are the awards?

The projects chosen by the jury will be awarded the following prizes: First Prize TRY 25,000, Second Prize TRY 20,000 and, Third Prize TRY 15,000.


Who will be awarded the prizes? When and how?

Checks in the amount of the prize will be handed over to the directors of the selected works in the award ceremony which is held by the Sabancı Foundation. If the director is not a citizen of the Republic of Turkey, the prize will be awarded to the producer of the work who is a Turkish citizen.


Where and in which format should the films be sent?

The finalists must deliver their recording & registration certificates and screening copies on a USB flash drive in Full HD quality, one copy with Turkish and English subtitles and one copy without subtitles in .MOV or .MP4 format to ZeynoFilm, Sadi Konuralp Caddesi, İKSV Binası No:2 Beyoğlu-İstanbul by January 3, 2022. USB flash drives will not be returned.


What is the deadline for sending the screening copy after my film is selected as a finalist?

Screening copies should be delivered by 17:30 (İstanbul, GMT+3) on January 3, 2022.


Can I deliver my film on a Blu-ray Disc or DVD?

The films may only be delivered with a USB flash drive.


How can I learn more about the recording & registration certificates required for the award-winning works?

You can obtain information by visiting the website of the General Directorate for Copyright, Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism: http://www.telifhaklari.gov.tr/Kayit-Tescil


With respect to the recording & registration certificates required for the award-winning works, which type of recording & registration should I apply for?

The award-winning works should have a Compulsory Recording & Registration Certificate.



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