International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival

5th edition

Mar 10 - Mar 16, 2022
Istanbul, Turkey

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Short

Mission / description ABOUT FESTIVAL
The Festival will screen about 100 short features, short documentaries, short animations etc. of young filmmakers, students and teams who express different perspectives, concepts and imaginations about border.

The topic of 2017 – “Utopia”
This year, the main topic of the festival will be “Utopia”. There will be a festival section about 15 films, a photography exhibition and a panel discussion focusing on the main topic.
Besides 2017 thematic-focused program, the festival will also screen films under its traditional sections: Exchange Experience, Cultural Insights, Ridicule, Umbrella.
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Class Founded: 2013
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 12, 2017

Early bird deadline: Feb 05, 2017
Regular deadline: Feb 05, 2017
Late deadline: Feb 05, 2017

Notification date: Apr 22, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 5.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Best Short Film

Short films which does not exceed 20 minutes – (documentaries less than 30 minutes) short-films, music videos, experimental films etc. – all with English subtitle will be screened during the festival.
• Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
• Documentaries should be no longer than 30 minutes
• Films dealing with different lifestyles, perspectives, different cultures, subcultures, immigration are preferred
• All films in a language other than English must have English subtitles.
• After official selection of a film the festival is qualified to use excerpts from the film, with a maximum of 1 minutes for promotional purposes (The total duration of the excerpts is not to exceed more than 10% of the film running time).
• As Changing Perspectives Film Festival is a take-away Festival it should be accepted that films will be screened in different places apart from the festival

You can submit your films via following sites:

If you don’t prefer to use above mentioned websites please send the following materials to or or the address below.
-Digital Media File of the film with English subtitles
-Technical and artistic fact sheet
-English dialogue list
-Photos of the film
-Director’s biography/filmography, photo

Statement of agreement
I hereby confirm that I have read all of the rules and regulations listed in the International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival (icpsff) submission guidelines and the terms and conditions listed in the release form, before submitting my film work mentioned above, to the Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival 2015. I also confirm that I understand and agree to abide by all of the guidelines, rules and regulations posted by icpsff relating to the submission of my work to the Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival in general and in particular.
I understood and agreed that If my film will be selected for the festival program, as a take away film festival; icpsff, can screen my film during the year in different cities and countries maximum 5 times at a festival selection from the program. Film makers will just be informed of other screenings by e-mail.
The Festival Committee is responsible for resolving all issues that are beyond the scope of Festival rules & regulations and disputes or disagreements that might occur.

Festival Office
Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association
Huseyinaga Mah. Nane Sokak No: 12/4
Istiklal Cad. Beyoglu - Istanbul 34435 TURKEY
T: 90 212 252 49 24 F: 90 212 245 62 48 -