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2nd SEECS Student Short Film Festival - IKU, Istanbul, TURKEY (26-28 April 2016)

2nd SEECS Student Short Film Festival - IKU, Istanbul, TURKEY (26-28 April 2016)

AIM
The aim of this festival is to develop the cultural awareness of the students of the member schools of the Southeastern European Cinema Schools Association (a part of GEECT and CILECT); to screen the short films of the students and to present the films to other university students, as well as to bring together the filmmakers in order to have them share information and their experiences during the process of filmmaking.

DATE
The festival will take place annually at the end of the month of April. For 2016, the festival dates will be 26-27-28 April. The deadline for submission is 18 March 2016.

SCOPE
The SEECS Short Film Festival will include:
1-Fiction and Documentary film screenings: Screenings that will consist of the films of the students of the members schools of SEECS.
2-Exhibitions, panels and symposium about cinema: Various events that will be about the changing dynamic of Balkan and Turkish cinema.
3-Workshops: High school students invited to the festival will be given classes of screenplay, directing, producing and editing at the basic level during workshops that will take place for the duration of the festival. Furthermore, the workshops will then lead to the making of a short film by the students that have attended. The important of these workshops will be to provide an opportunity for Turkish high school students, who will be at this stage of picking majors in universities, to discover their abilities in the field of production and a platform to develop these abilities, in preparation for university.
4-Competition: The films that will be screened will compete in the categories indicated in the “Awards” section. The content of each category and the awards will be decided by the Advisory Committee.

COMPETITION RULES
* The competition films can be no longer than 30 minutes.
* All competition films must be subtitled in English.
* The competition films must have been made a maximum of two years prior the festival date.
* All films will need to have been approved by the schools’ dean or department heads in order to apply to the festival.
* Films that have participated in the 1st SEECS Short Film Festival cannot participate this year.
*Along with the films, a word document including the film's synopsis and cast and crew information is required.

The films need to be uploaded to the link indicated on the festival website, with the H264 codec mov or mp4 format in order to apply to the festival.

AWARDS
The films that pass the pre-selection and are in competition will be evaluated by the Grand Jury and will be given awards in the following categories:

1- Best Film
2-Best Fiction Film
3- Best Documentary Film
4- Best Animation Film
5- Best Experimental Film
6- Best Director
7- Best Cinematography
8- Best Editing
9- Best Screenplay
10- Best Actress
11- Best Actor
12- Best Film Poster
13- Jury Special Awards

* The award winners will receive a statue and a certificate.
* The awards will be announced every year by the Advisory Committee. The awards may include money, scholarship and special awards.
* Without the written content of the Advisory Committee of the festival, no award or scholarship can be awarded.
* The winner of the Best Film Award will receive a monetary prize of 3000 TL.

EVENTS
* Panels and symposiums organized with national and international filmmakers about all aspects of filmmaking.
* Panels with filmmakers part of the competition,
* Workshops
* Exhibitions about cinema

ADVISORY COMMITTEE (FESTİVAL MANAGEMENT)
Prof. Dr. Sıddıka Semahat Demir (Rector of Istanbul Kültür University)
Prof. Dr. Rengin Küçükerdoğan (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design)
Prof. Dr. Bülent Küçükerdoğan (Communication Design Department Head)
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Üstünipek (Art Management Department Head)
Prof. Dr. Işıl Zeybek (Communication Arts Department Head)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Yengin (Film and Television Department Head)
Lecturer Salih Kalafatoğlu
Lecturer İbrahim Zengin

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS
Prof.Dr. Bülent Küçükerdoğan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Yengin
Lecturer İbrahim Zengin

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