International Amity Short Film Festival


Years running: 5 (since 2018)

International Amity Short Film Festival

International Short Film Festival


This is a thematic film festival about friendship/amity. 

The International Amity Short Film Festival — which we aim to traditionalize — based on the notion of «Being a friend to a fellow man; one’s own body; and to everything else, visible or not», intends to share with the audience all sorts of film forms that points directly or indirectly to the relationship between humanity and the universe that is build on the friendship. In the broadest sense, by using one of the most effective form of the contemporary arts—cinema, we would like to create an awareness about the concept of «Friendship» through various conferences, interviews, workshops, competitions, and film screenings within the festival with the purpose of rereading, rethinking, and multiplying its reflections in our lives. 


Best Film Award - Trophy and 30.000 TL cash prize
Second Film Award - Trophy and 20.000 TL cash prize
Third FilmAward - Trophy and 10.000 TL cash prize

Amity Technical Support Award: Trophy and Post Production Service for Next Short Film
Turkish Red Crescent Amity Award: Trophy and 20.000 TL


  • All the fictional, animation, and experimental short films that directly or indirectly points to the concept of «Friendship» and are made on and after 01.01.2019 can enter into the competition section. Documentary, feature-length, and short films made prior to 2019 will be reviewed in the section called Forty Years of Gratitude if they comply with the theme. 
  • All the fictional, animation, and experimental films with English subtitles and not exceeding 20 minutes including the credits can participate in the competition.
  • Applicants may apply with more than one film. 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers






Official Website


Prof.Dr.Tarık Zafer Tunaya Sk. Arı Apt. No: 17/4 Beyoğlu ISTANBUL / TURKEY

+90 212 249 53 48


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 10, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    October 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    November 05, 2021
  • Event Dates
    1 — 5 December 2021
Categories & Fees

For films which require theme of friendship. Any kind of films under 30 min. can be submitted.

  • Regular Deadline — $2

This category accept the films that have the humanitarian aid theme. For this category there is not any restriction about the production year and the genre of the film. Short filmmakers may apply with fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, video-art films to this section. A special award (Trophy and cash award) will be given to one of the film of this section by Turkish Red Crescent.

  • Regular Deadline — $2

Films has been produced after 2019 and focus on friendship/amity theme can be submitted. Only fictional, animation and experimental films are accepted.

  • Regular Deadline — $5

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