Second Short Film Competition

Second Short Film Competition

Organized by Sabancı Foundation to draw attention to social issues through art, the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition deals with a significant subject again in its second year. This year’s theme is “Child Labor” in the competition which is organized under the name of “Short Film, Long Impact”.

Danis Tanovic to inspire young artists

This year’s opinion leader in the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition is Danis Tanovic, who is a director and writer with numerous awards. He is known for his films depicting the stories of disadvantageous segments in society. Saying “Child labor is a crime committed against humanity, ourselves and the future. Please join us in our fight against child labor...”, Tanovic called on filmmakers to enter the competition. 

For his first feature film No Man’s Land, the Bosnia-Herzegovinian director won “the Oscar for Best Foreign Film” in 2012 and the Award for “Best Screenplay” in the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. Tanovic, who has won Golden Bear and Silver Bear awards at Berlin Film Festival in different categories throughout his career, has a total of 29 awards.

Applications were submitted to the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition between June 06 and November 15. Projects will be evaluated first by a preliminary jury and then the finalists, min. 10 projects and max. 15 projects, will be evaluated finally by the jury. The finalists will be announced on December 25, 2017 on

First prize of TL 15,000, second prize of TL 10,000 and third prize of TL 5,000 will be awarded to the three winning projects that are memorable and creative, present the issue of child labor best, and comply with the criteria.


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