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TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition (Award of $10,000 and a trip to Istanbul)

TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition (Award of $10,000 and a trip to Istanbul)

Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul
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TRT World Citizen Short Film Competition 2019 is available for application. The competition is a platform for filmmakers to explore global humanitarian issues from a unique and creative perspective. In this 2nd year, the competition is being hosted as part of TRT World Citizen’s ‘Women of War’ Campaign, which highlights the situation faced by women in conflict zones. In war, women are frequently victims of systematic violence and oppression, but also serve as essential contributors to the peace process, and as leaders in rebuilding society after war.

Therefore, the film submission should highlight the narratives of these women. All submissions must be under the guidance of the subject of the campaign: ‘Women of War: Survivors. Peacemakers. Leaders.’


First Place: $5000 USD Cash Prize, and an all-inclusive trip to Istanbul to attend the 2019 TRT World Citizen Awards, where your short film will be featured.

Second Place: $3000 USD Cash Prize.

Third Place: $2000 USD Cash Prize.


  • Films must be short narratives of 5 – 10 minutes. Any film outside these parameters will be immediately disqualified without exception.
  • Likewise, all films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
  • Furthermore, films submissions must be as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway).
  • The authors, producers and distributors give the right to free use of the work for dissemination by TRT World, including, but not limited to, the purposes of advertising and promotion, whether via Internet, TV, or other media platforms.
  • Furthermore, the completion of the films should be after January 1, 2017.
  • Films with public distribution (obtained prior to being selected for screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for the competition.
  • Moreover, short Films that are publicly available online are not eligible for the competition.
  •  Any individual selected to travel to Istanbul must be 18+ years of age. In addition, must be available on the necessary dates. Contingent upon the prizewinner’s ability to obtain a Visa to visit Turkey.


Apply by submitting your film.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 May,2019



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