Izmir Short Film Festival

Years running: 22 (since 2000)

Izmir Short Film Festival

International Izmir Short Film Festival.


The International Izmir Short Film Festival, has become one of the most important short film festivals in Turkey. Within the framework of the competition program, fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films from all over the world compete in national and international categories and the winners are awarded with Golden Cat awards. Along with the competition program, short film panorama program presents carefully selected films from the world and screenings are supported by Q&A sessions, pannel discussions and workshops to the benefit of artists and audience, creating an important meeting point between film makers and the audience.


  • International competition,
  • National competition,
  • Special events.


The festival has both international and national competition categories. For the best films from fiction, documentary, animation and experimental shorts, a Golden Cat award is presented.


  • The length of the film that is applied for IISFF should be minimum 1 minute and maximum 30 minutes.
  • Only films made in 2019 and 2020 can be submitted,
  • Applicants might submit more than one film.
  • Fill out the online entry form providin the Online Preview Link.
  • Audio language: original
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Mr. Kayhan Kirmizigul
  • Contact — Tuna Yilmaz




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 29, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 01, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    June 30, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    August 03, 2021
  • Notifications
    October 04, 2021
  • Event Dates
    2 — 7 November 2021
Categories & Fees

Minimum 1 minute and maximum 30 minutes. Films that are in national and international fiction, experimental, documentary and animation category are welcome to apply.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $14
  • Regular Deadline — $12

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