Best Istanbul Film Festival


Years running: 3 (since 2020)

Best Istanbul Film Festival

International Film Festival.


Festival's goal is to introduce and reward independent filmmakers around the world and become a tool to open the way in the cinema industry.

Best Istanbul Film Festival because; Istanbul, the only city in the world with land on two continents, has land in both Europe and Asia. Istanbul, the capital of many civilizations such as Rome, Latin, Eastern Roman, and Ottoman, is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Best Istanbul Film Festival because; It is one of the five most populous cities in the world that embraces the art world and hosts unique works from past to present. However, this situation is not limited to the last century. Istanbul was among the most crowded and creative cities in the world in the 1500s.


Main Categories

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Short Documentary
  • Best Short Horror/Crime/Thriller Film
  • Best Short Comedy Film
  • Best Short Drama Film
  • Best Short Animation

Sub Categories

  • Best Director
  • Best Male Performance
  • Best Female Performance
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Music
  • Best Editor
  • Best VFX
  • Best Student Filmmaker


By submitting Best Istanbul Film and Art Festival, the submitter agrees that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work and agree to hold harmless the festival from any and all claims, losses, liabilities, or attorneys' fees that may be held in connection with the Film entry or the Festival's use thereof.

All foreign language short films should be submitted with English subtitles.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 01, 2022
  • Earlybird Deadline
    August 06, 2022
  • Standard Deadline
    August 29, 2022
  • Notifications
    September 01, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 September 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $8
  • Standard Deadline — $9
  • Earlybird Deadline — $24
  • Standard Deadline — $26
  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Standard Deadline — $6
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