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12th European Union Human Rights Short Film Competition

The Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye organises annually the EU Human Rights Short Film Competition on the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Via the medium of film, we invite you to express your views on aspects of inalienable and non-transferable human rights as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Amateur and professional filmmakers may submit their entries online until 1 November 2022, 18:00.  These short films, which can be based on any genre or technique, must have a duration of between 3 to 10 minutes.  Join us in launching a joint discussion on the issue of human rights.  

2022 is the European Year of Youth; and an original short film addressing the issue of youth rights will be awarded a special prize this year.

The Delegation of the European Union to Türkiye continues to encourage short-film makers to think about gender equality and climate crisis, too. 

Submit your entries to hrsfc@ice-org.eu.  You can download the terms and conditions for taking part in the competition and the entry form using the link provided at the end of this text.

Films applying for the competition will be subject to a pre-selection.  The main jury will assess 10 films for the Human Rights category, 5 films for the Gender Equality; 5 for the Climate Change; and 5 for the Youth Rights.

You may follow the entire process and developments as they unfold through our website and our social media accounts by using the hashtag #EUHumanRightsShortFilmCompetition.


12th European Union Human Rights Short Film Competition's jury members:

Preliminary Jury:

Candan Yaygın: International Film Festival Director

Gülsüm Depeli Sevinç: Academician

Taha Feyizli: Director


Final Jury:

Altuğ Akın: Academician

Özlem Yılmaz: Lawyer

Özge Özpirinçci: Actress, producer

Çağrı Vila Lostuvalı: Director

Erhan Ertürk: Haber Global Prime-Time Anchor



1st prize Fujifilm X-T4 + XF16-80mm Kit
2nd prize Fujifilm X-S10 + XF18-55mm Kit
3rd prize Fujifilm X-T200 + XC15-45mm
Gender equality prize Fujifilm X-S10 + XF18-55mm Kit
Climate action prize Fujifilm X-S10 + XF18-55mm Kit
European Youth Year Special Award Fujifilm X-S10 + XF18-55mm Kit


Terms of Reference


Ways of Application:

It is possible to apply to the 12th European Union Human Rights Short Film Competition in three different ways.

1- You can apply for the competition at https://filmfreeway.com/12EUHRSFC 

2- The Application Form and the documents listed below can be sent as a single compressed file to eu.hrfilmdays@gmail.com 

Required documents for application:

 Application Form

• Synopsis (maximum 100 words)

• Information about the director (100 words maximum)

• An mp4 or MOV file of the film in digital form (it can be sent via wetransfer etc.)

• At least two frames from the film (at least 300 dpi)

• One director's photo (at least 300 dpi)

• If any, the awards the film has won, examples of promotional materials of the film such as posters, brochures, trailers etc. 

Click here to Apply

3- Application Form filled in the internet address below and the documents listed above can be uploaded as a single compressed file to the relevant section on the link: