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Rules of Submission

Welcome to ILFF, all of you! We respect you, your effort, the short films you produce and most importantly your contribution to world cinema. We are honored and proud to see people with creative minds and different artistic understandings among us at this festival. We have basic, simple and very clear rules for your short films to appear at the Indie Line Film Festival.

  1. No matter which country the short films participate in, no matter what language is spoken, we strictly and only require English subtitles.

  2. Three finalists from each category will receive the right to screen their films. An un-subtitled version of the finalist films will also be required for the physical screening of the event. Because during the screening days, Turkish subtitles will be provided to the films by the ILFF employees.

  3. All short films must be maximum 20 minutes long, including the opening and closing credits.

  4. For student short films, we may request a student certificate or student ID. Therefore, you are kindly requested to upload one of them to the FilmFreeway page or send it to us via e-mail.

  5. Your short films don't have to have the original soundtack/music/song, but you are responsible for any copyright problems. The submitter owns all the rights to the short film.

  6. Unfortunately, we do not refund entrance fees.

  7. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final. We ask that you do not object to the awards or selections given. All short films will be treated with the same importance.

  8. Films must have been completed after January 1,  2020.

  9. We accept short films in all formats. But the video resolution should not be below 720p.

  10. Short films shot by phone can only submit from that category. In other categories, only films shot by professional cameras will be accepted.

  11. As long as it is related to your short film, you can submit from any film genre in our festival. You can enter as many categories as you want. There are no limitations.

  12. You can submit with a maximum of two short films.

  13. We do not accept films that depict or contain racism or any cruelty towards animals.

  14. In the photography competition, we look for the most creative, surprising, natural and exciting photos. Professional camera is not mandatory as long as the image quality is high. Colors or effects should not be applied on it.

  15.  We can only accept short film applications submitted through FilmFreeway.

  16. If you have any questions, you can contact us via e-mail.

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