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Antakya International Film Festival

Antakya Film Festival, is an International, competitive festival.

About

Antakya Film Festival, is an International, competitive festival. (AFF) is a major destination on the Festival circuit and recognized by the sinema Academy as a Qualifying Festival in all film categories.mission is to provide a public forum in Antakya in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Antakya as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Antakya residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. 
In 2019, the Festival presented 350 films, representing work that was shot and produced in 42 countries. The event offers well rounded, and for many, career-establishing experiences. Submit your work before the final deadline!

The festival is for and by independent filmmakers. The organizers of Antakya Film Festival bring 7 years of festival experience to this annual event. Antakya Film Festival accepts submissions in six categories: Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Experimental, Short Student, and Animation. Submissions are open from March to September of the year, the final selection of 150 + films is announced in September, and the film festival takes place in October. Selected films in each category are eligible for several awards. In addition to our lineup of films, the festival also hosts multiple filmmaker parties and networking events at venues around Antakya and Hatay.

Awards

Jury prizes in the following categories:

-Best Narrative Feature 
-Best Documentary Feature 
-Best Narrative Short 
-Best Documentary Short
-Best Animation Short
-Best Experimental Short
-Best Student Short

If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Antakya Film Festival. 

Audience Awards: 
-Narrative Feature Prize Categories:    

• Best Cinema Film - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Film Director - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Film Screenplay - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Filmi Image Director - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Films Music - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Filmi Actress - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Film Actor - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Film Editing - Festival sculpture
• Best Cinema Film Art Director - Festival sculpture
• Cinema Film Jury Special Award - Festival sculpture

Documentary Feature: 
1st place prize - festival sculpture
Jury special prize - festival sculpture
Audience special award - festival sculpture

Short Film: Fiction, Experimental, Documentary, Animation, Student
1st place prize - festival sculpture
Jury special prize - festival sculpture
Audience special award - festival sculpture
 

Rules

Features of theFilms that will attend theCompetition
1.    Feature Movies which were finished after the date September the 1th, 2019 and didn't appeal to Antakya Film Festival before may attend the competition.

Documents and Presentation Materials that will be Given Together with the Application Form
a.    Film’s tag
b.    Film’s production operation license
c.    Film’s summary less than 1200 characters (with12 points paces) (Turkish and English)
d.    Director’s biography and filmography less than 1000 characters (with 12 point spaces) (Turkish and English)
e.    Director’s photographs (in JPG format, 300 DPI)
f.    10 photographs from the film (in JPG format, 300 DPI)
g.    Film’s poster in a digital medium (in JPG format, 300 DPI)
h.    If occurs, the list of the festivals the film attended and the awards it won (Türkish and English)
i.    English dialogue list with Time Code
j.    If any language other than Turkish had been used, Turkish dialogue list with Time Code
k.    Film’s music
l.    With the aim of presentation, Festival Organisation has the right to use an at most 3  (three) minutes part from the film, in case that no proper presentation fragment was sent. 
They should deliver the materials above which are needed for festival catalog, subtitle translation and presentation of the film and fully filled and signed application form to this address: antakyafilmfestivali@gmail.com 

 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Festival Director: Mehmet Oflazoglu 

Documents

Place

Turkey
Antakya

Official website

antakyafilmfestivali.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 15, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 30, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    May 25, 2020
  • Late Deadline
    July 27, 2020
  • Extended Deadline
    September 01, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 20, 2020
  • Event dates
    16 — 22 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Narrative films over 50 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Any type of Experimental film under30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Narrative films over 40 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $50

Narrative films under 40 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Narrative films under 40 minutes in length

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $39
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Any type of animated film under 30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Any type of Student film under30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30
  • Extended Deadline — $35
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