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9th European Union Human Rights Short Film Competition

Finalists for the 9th European Union Human Rights Short Film Competition were selected by a preliminary jury.


STAIN - Tufan Şimşekcan – Ozan Sihay

YES I CAN - Mustafa Koç


IN BETWEEN - Kader Eman


8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION - Kurtuluş Özgen


THE COAST - Özkan Bal

THE SCALES - Mehmet İsmail Çeçen – Ramazan Akkuş

MAVİ - Rüzgar Asya Hızarcı

C'mon and let the cameras roll for human rights!

To all amateur and professional film enthusiasts who feel they have something to say about human rights and have an idea for a film, this call is for you:    

The 9th EU Human Rights Short Film Competition organized by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey invites all film directors to take part in the competition with an original film entry based on a human rights theme.        

If you want to talk about human rights, spark a discussion, and raise awareness about human rights issues through the medium of film, this is your opportunity.  Get behind the camera and let's get to work together to inspire everyone we can reach.     

The films, which can be based on any genre or technique, must have a duration of between 3 to 10 minutes.    

You may submit your entries online from 1 July 2019 onwards until 15 November 2019.  See below for the conditions for entry and the application form.     

The EU Delegation will be holding a one-day workshop with university students this fall. 

Winners of the competition will receive prizes while the winning films will be screened at the 9th European Union Human Rights Film Days festival scheduled to take place in December on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day.

Prize are as follows :
1st Prize :    Sony a 6300 18-105mm Kit Digital Camera & Zhiyun Crane 2 3-Axle Hand Gimbal Stabilizer
2nd Prize    Sony FDR-AX53 4K Video Camera (New version)
3rd Prize     GoPro HERO7 Black 4K Action Camera (New version)

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registration form

2019 AB İnsan Hakları Kısa Film Yarışması Başvuru Formu

Conditions for entry 

condition for entry