Crossroads International Short Film Festival (16)


06 Feb 2022
Call for entries

27 Feb 2022
Early deadline

30 Aug 2022
Standard deadline

04 Sep 2022
Late deadline

04 Sep 2022
Festival closed

23 Sep 2022
Notification date

01 Oct 2022
22 Oct 2022


Atasehir,  34000, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Festival description
Gender Equality
Short film festival >2' 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 25'<
 Any language
English Turkish
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Festival start: 01 October 2022      Festival end: 22 October 2022

Our festival, which has been on the theme of "Intercultural Dialogue and Migration" for 15 years, will take place on the theme of "Gender Equality this year, which is the fifth target of UNDP.

We will have open-air screenings of the final films in more than 10 cities. In October, we will reward the winning films with a prestigious gala night in Istanbul.

JCI ISTANBUL CROSSROADS 16th International Short Film Festival 2022
"Gender Equality"


A-) General Conditions

1. Applicant has accepted, declared and pledged that s/he has the film’s literary and financial rights such as presentation and screening.

2. To be able to enter, films should be minimum 2 minutes and maximum 25 minutes in length.

3. Films created with the festival's theme of "Gender Equality" will be accepted.

4. The image quality of the films should be at a sufficient level for the audience. For example, low resolution movies shot with a mobile phone will not be accepted.

5. These licences must be obtained and attached to the application form and provided jointly in cases where the owner of the relevant work is required, such as photos from other films, original music, visual effects, and animations utilised in the film.

6. The festival accepts submissions in all categories with the topic "Gender Equality." All of the films that have been submitted will be judged as a whole.

7. Applications can be made with more than one film.

8. The applicant is obliged to provide the English subtitle file of his film to the festival. Films that do not have or cannot provide an English subtitle file will not be accepted. The applicant is obliged to provide the English subtitled version of his film.

B-) Application

1. Application to the festival is paid. Applications are accepted through and Application fees vary from site to site. For detailed information: .

The application form must be filled and signed by the legal representative of the film.

2. Applicants with more than one film must fill in and sign a separate application form for each film.

3. The application deadline is August 30, 2022.

C-) Evaluation Criteria

1. Before submitting the films to the jury, the festival committee will send them to pre-selection. During the pre-selection process, complete compliance with the application conditions will be sought. Films that fail to meet any of the requirements will be disqualified from the competition. These films can, however, be included in the festival's screening programme if the festival committee so desires.

2. In the jury evaluation, the scoring procedure will be used.

3. At least ten films with the highest score will be selected Festival Finalists based on the jury's judgement.

D-) Finalists

On September 23, 2012, the festival's finalist films will be announced on the festival's official website and its official social media account

E-) Rights and Obligations

1. The applicants acknowledge and affirm that the films they send are theirs lawfully. Any copyright conflicts with third parties are the applicant's responsibility.

2. In cases that require the permission of the owner of the relevant work, such as images, original music, visual effects and animations from other films used in the film, these permissions must be obtained. This obligation belongs entirely to the person or institution applying for the festival.

3. Films sent to the competition will be able to be screened at the events organized or sponsored by JCI Istanbul Branch.

4. Applicants are deemed to have accepted all these conditions.

5. If any disagreement occurs Istanbul Courts are authorized.

6. Applicants are deemed to have accepted that the films that pass the pre-selection can be shown in national and international open-air screenings and that they will not claim any rights from it. Within the Festival's scope, the films will be screened in important cities such as Paris, France, London, United Kingdom, Berlin, Germany, Bucharest, Romania, New York, USA, and Istanbul, Turkey. In addition, films will be screened at the film camps organized by JCI Istanbul within the scope of the RoadShow project. These camps will be hosted in Turkey's cities of Adana, Antalya, Eskişehir, Ankara, and Istanbul. Film owners agree ahead of time that they will not claim any rights to the films that will be shown in the camps.

7. Applicants are deemed to have accepted that they can be published on JCI Istanbul, JCI Istanbul Crossroads website and social media accounts (Youtube, Facebook and similar platforms) after the award ceremony.



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