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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 7th Short Film Competition is “Young Women who are not in Employment, Education or Training”.


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 18, 2022, 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 (please see the 3rd paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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 (please see the 3rd paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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.


For a film with two directors, we filled out the application form by mistakenly indicating that it had only one director. Can both the directors attend the events together? Can we indicate the name of the other director that was not included in the application form on the finalist list or the Market Selection list?

The application form you fill in online is essential when applying for the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition. If you are a finalist, you will be also required to submit a signed version of this form. It is not possible to make changes later in this document. Any information entered in the application form must be accurate, and the number of directors must be entered correctly. Otherwise, the other director that is not mentioned in the form cannot benefit from any of the rights of the director named in the application form, and his/her name cannot be added to any list later. In order to avoid any such problem, please make sure you read the regulation completely before applying (please see the 5th paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).

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 (please see the 4th paragraph of Article 5 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


What should be the duration of the films?

The duration of the films including the credits should not exceed 5 minutes (please see the 1st paragraph of Article 5 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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(please see the 6th, 7th and 8th paragraphs of Article 5 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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(please see the 7th paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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](please see the 8th paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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(please see the 1st paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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(please see the 1st paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


Can a nominated film have more than one director?

Yes.(please see the 1st paragraph of Article 4 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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 Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to Friday November 18, 2022. The finalists will be announced on Monday, December 19, 2022. 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 18, 2023.


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(please see the 14th paragraph of Article 7 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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 isNovember 18, 2022, through December 19, 2022, and the finalists will be shortlisted. The finalists will be announced on December 19, 2022. Three award-winning projects selected by the jury will be announced during the award ceremony to be held by the Sabancı Foundation on January 18, 2023.


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(please see Article 6 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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(please see Article 6 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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.


Who is on the Social Impact Jury?

Established by the Sabancı Foundation, the Social Impact Jury, independent of the Main Jury, consists of 3 people who are experts in the "theme" of the Competition (please see the 5th paragraph of Article 6 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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 (please see the 6th and 7th paragraphs of Article 8 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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.


What is the Social Impact Award? How will its winner be determined? Is there a prize money?

The Social Impact Jury, which will evaluate the finalist works, will be established by the Sabancı Foundation. This Jury consists of 3 people who are experts in the theme of the Competition or representatives of NGOs. The Sabancı Foundation executives or staff may not be a member of the jury. The aim of the Social Impact Jury is to watch all the works that made it to the finals, independently of the main jury, and to give a Social Impact Award to a film that they think best serves the theme in the field of civil society (please see the 10th paragraph of Article 8 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


Where and in which format should the films be sent?

The finalists must deliver their 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 toZeynep Atakan Film Yapım Prodüksiyon ve Tanıtım LTD. ŞTİ. Evliya Çelebi Mh. Sadi Konu-ralp Cd. İKSV Vakfı Blok No:5 Beyoğlu/İstanbulby January 2, 2023. USB flash drives will not be returned (please see the 2nd and 3rd paragraphs of Article 7 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition Regulations).


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 2, 2023.


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.


How many people can I invite to the award ceremony? How many people from my team can attend?

Up to 9 people other than the director(s) can attend the award ceremony in the case of finalists and, in the case of directors in the market selection, up to 6 people from their teams can attend.


Can I attend the finalist camp with my teammates/friends?

The finalist camp is specially designed for the directors of the films that make it to the finals. Only the directors can individually attend this event and the event is not open to other members of the team. However, if a finalist film has multiple directors whose names are all mentioned in the application form, they must attend these events together (please see the 15th paragraph of Article 7 in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Com-petition Regulations).



Last Call: November 18, 2022

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