After having 3300 submissions from 116 countries the previous year that leads breaking the Turkish festival records and revieving top festival honors from various organizations, International Uşak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival, one of the few festivals in the world that pays copyright to all its official selection is calling for applications for the 6th time!
Application deadline: October 15, 2019
Festival dates: December 9-13, 2019
Open for films made after January 2018.
No application fee!
Uşak Winged Seahorse short film festival has been organized by Uşak University Communication Club every December since 2014 in Uşak, the city which houses historical richness of Anatolia. The festival, through many firsts, achieved status as one of the most important national cinema event and now is to become international. Having Turkey's leading directors, ciematographers, art directors, actors, academicians, critics, short film artists and artists from other disciplines in its pre and main selection committees, the festival quickly hosted accredited selections. Since last year the festival pays deserved respect to short film by making copyright payments to all films which passed the preselection despite the fact that no application fee was taken. This practice is first in Turkey, and one of the few in the world.
Uşak Winged Seahorse film festival offers a powerful cinema experience with workshops, interviews, masterclasses, retrospectives and surely the richness of the competitions which takes place alongside screenings. Last year the festival took a big step towards becoming international, when it hosted special selection outside the competition field which included films, documentaries, experimental and video art works from all 6 continents and made them meet with cinephiles in Turkey. The festival which will include International Short Film Competition along with National Short Film Competition and National Student Films Competition this year, awaits works from artists all over the world without asking for application fees. As in national competitions the copyrights will be payed to all films that will be screened and all expenses of the finalists during stay in Uşak will be covered. In addition prizes provided by the supporters will be presented to the winners. Detailed information about the festival can be obtained from the competition http://usakfilmfest.wixsite.com/ukdff adress or via festivals FilmFreeway page and the social media accounts of the festival.
The 5th International Uşak Winged Seahorse short film festival, which sets an example for new generation of film festivals, will take place in December 9-13, 2019. The application deadline is October 15, 2019. We look forward to your applications.
Hope to see you in Uşak...