Amerta Festival (3)


01 Jul 2020
Call for entries

20 Sep 2020
Early deadline

20 Oct 2020
Standard deadline

01 Jul 2020
Late deadline

04 Aug 2021
Festival closed

21 Sep 2021
Notification date

20 Sep 2021
24 Sep 2021


kadikoy Taksim,  34710, Istanbul, -, Turkey

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >70'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 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  30'<
 Feature Films  >70'
 Any language
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Festival start: 20 September 2021      Festival end: 24 September 2021

The AMERTA ART International Film Festival , which takes place in Turkey, and is now in its first year, aims to encourage greater global attention on documentary film and social movie and to promote quality films focusing on diverse civilizations and cultures from across the world. The festival considers itself a valuable resource for distributing and developing world content.

AMERTA ART encourages the submission of films from all countries. We look for films with a focus on our changing world that express unique perspective, that highlight innovation or perhaps capture a dying tradition. Culture is a broad topic, replete with multiple interpretations and we promote the examination and expression of all. Our aim each year is to produce a program that provides our audiences with meaningful and thought-provoking questions about the world we live in.

The Organizing Committee also engages in the market, connecting filmmakers with opportunities for distribution as well as produces an annual industry forum where projects in development are linked with possible funding or co-production. Please see our website for more details on project submission and lab participation.

Best Feature Film $ 500
Best Feature Documentary $ 500
Best Short Documentary $ 500
Best Short Film $ 500
Best film (COVID-19) $ 500
Best Video Art
Best Director Feature Film $ 500
Best Director Short Film $ 500
Best First Time Director $ 500
Best Student Film $ 500
Best Feature Script $ 500
Best Actress Feature Film
Best Actor Feature Film
Best Actress Short Film
Best Actor Short Film
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best film poster

Film completion time: After January 1st, 2018. The registered film must be a completely finished film. All films shall not contain any elements that are hostile to other countries, cause religious or ethnic conflicts etc, and shall not cover pornography, violence and racial discrimination.

Subtitles: All registered films must come with English subtitles.

 Applicants shall ensure the authenticity, completeness, and accuracy of the registration information, and bear the legal liability arising from false information. Application materials will not be returned and will be retained by the organizing committee for archival purposes.

 The applicant (individual or institution) who registered the film must have full copyrights or agent rights of the film. Moreover, the applicant shall guarantee that the film is not involved in any kind of copyright dispute, In case of any disputes regarding the film’s copyright, the applicant will bear full responsibility.

 Applicants that register for the 1th Amerta art Film Festival 2020 agree to accept the aforementioned terms and rules as well as allow us to use your email address for contact purposes.


 If your film is selected you must provide a high-definition version of MP4 or DCP format file. The organizing committee shall not pay any screening fee,
dilivery、travel or entertainment expenses.

 The organizing committee has the right to use the application materials including stills, posters and trailers of the registered film on printed products, publicity trailers, in cinema, television, internet, mobile television and other public places.

 If there are any changes to the rules, the change shall be announced on the official website of the AMERTA ART. Applicants are entitled to withdraw from the event if they do not accept the amended terms.

 Films are scheduled at the discretion of AMERTA ART. AMERTA ART retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Films may be screened more than once

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for Documentary film
Theme: Technical Development and the Roots of Culture
Film length definition:

Documentary Long: Longer than 60 minutes;

Documentary Short: 20 minutes or less (including 20 minutes);

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for feature film and short film

Eligibility Requirements for the feature film and short film competition (jury and audience award):

- Running time for all feature films must be 70 minutes or more

- Running time for all shorts must be less than 30 minutes.

- Selected films must be made available in a 35mm composite print, Blu-ray, or DCP.

- Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.

- Preview screening format is an online screener ONLY

- No DVD screeners.

- If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.

You should only submit your film if it was created during your self-isolation due to COVID-19. The short film should, if possible, not been published or screened yet (including social media and video platforms) . a good story and your cellphone camera can be more than enough.

Submitted works can be up to 75 minutes long

Submitted works can be up to 12 minutes long and must be produced in 2017 – 2020.



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