Marmaris International Film Festival is a project of “MarmarisSANart” group and is organized by the cooperation and support of many national and regional organizations and NGOs.
To be the 3rd since its inception, this year’s festival will include national short film competition, international film screening section, and short film competition for High School students.
In the context of cinema or the seventh art, “Marmaris International Short Film Festival” has been organized in order to support the short film, a form that enables the directors to express their talents and creativity in the most original manner and to say much in a short time. The Festival also aims at introducing the works of the young filmmakers from home and abroad to the audiences and making their voices heard.
We also aim that “Marmaris International Short Film Festival” achieves continuity and becomes the center of the short film in Turkey. Our festival will be organized annually, and slight changes in the dates are possible.
Festival Jury will preferably consist of cinema professionals including directors, actors and actresses, screenwriters, directors of photography, and academicians.
Festival Jury will be announced later at www.marmarisfilmfest.com.
International section of the festival only consists of film screenings without a competition. Obtained through foreign cultural centers or directly through applications at the festival, films in Turkish and/or with English subtitles will go through a meticulous process of selection before being screened for four days at numerous locations.
National section includes a competition for narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental categories, each evaluated separately. The jury will view all the national films and select the ones for the screening program.
The best film from each category will be awarded by the festival committee. The competition does not offer a pecuniary prize but only a “Festival Statuette.”
Films participating in High School Short Film Competition will not be evaluated under different categories, but two awards, a Grand Award and Honorable Mention, will be given.