Top Shorts is a project of Short Film Directors Association and only the bests can win the top shorts awards. The jury of Top Shorts, which consists of more than 100 directors, producers, screenwriters, cinematographers, actors, actresses and film academics will evaluate films in various branches. The films chosen to Top Shorts Selection will be screened in 10 cities, including Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Antalya, Bursa, Mersin and Uşak and finally the award ceremony will be held in İstanbul.

Any narrative or non-scripted work of fiction or nonfiction/documentary film of any genre with a running time of less than 30 minutes, including credits. International Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that would impact Festival eligibility. International Short Films may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions anywhere in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform still remain eligible for Festival consideration.

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