On 15 July 2016, the people of our country showed mass resistance against the occupying terrorist coup attempt. Our nation read the background of this coup attempt in an instant and stood in front of the tanks and guns. Our people have written a heroic legend against those making attempt on future of the country with the power they have received from thousands of years of history. That night, every corner of Turkey, there was a heroism that could not be seen in any country of the world. That night there was a tremendous betrayal of the nation’s liberty and future and a total resistance to this betrayal.

The purpose of the Cekmekoy International Short Film Competition is to make thousands of separate resistance stories and resistance souls showed against this betrayal on July 15th Night permanent by recording them with short films to be prepared.

The fact that the competition is organized on the international platform will ensure that the July 15 betrayal attempt will be visibly interpreted by different filmmakers.

At the same time, it is aimed that the “betrayal and resistance” can be explained through different social, cultural, artistic and natural events in the competition.


On 15 July 2016, a group of traitors who crept into Turkish Armed Forces and state bureaucracy attempted to betray the nation’s liberty and future. The subject of the competition is that the legendary resistance of the people against this betrayal attempt and the “betrayal and resistance” phenomenon are addressed through different social, cultural and artistic frameworks.


  • The competition is open to all participants with contract terms.
  • The start date of the project is January 19, 2017 which the launch program will be held. The launch program will be held at Adile Sultan Palace.
  • The application and related dates will be announced at www.ihanetvedirenis.com
  • The award ceremony of the project will be held on July 13, 2017 at the Halic Congress Center.
  • Detailed information on the subject will be announced on the website during the process.


Important dates within the scope of the competition program;

  • Start Date: January 19, 2017
  • Deadline for the application: June 2, 2017
  • Award Ceremony: July 13, 2017 - Halic Congress Center


  • 30.000 TL for the first one
  • 20.000 TL for the second one
  • 15.000 TL for the third one
  • 12.000 TL for Sehit Omer Halisdemir Special Award
  • 10.000 TL for Jury Special Prize
  • 5.000 TL for honorable mention (for 5 films)

The Total Award is 112.000 TL


The award ceremony is planned to be held in the Halic Congress Center with the presence of Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister. The awards shall be given by a state ceremony in a special ceremony, and academicians from cinema, art, related departments of the universities and prominent names of the press world shall be invited to the awards ceremony.

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