Altın Safran International Documentary Movie Festival | Documentary Contest
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Documentary Film Festival

Altın Safran

Documentary Film Festival

Film Festival


To support the documentary film makers and producers, to create an archive which includes elements about Safranbolu, contribute to get indroduced our region.
The Contest is organized in 3 main categories as documentary film.
1. Category:
The theme is ‘Cultural Heritage and Conservation’ and will be realized in 2 sub-categories: Professional and Amateur.

Forspecification CLICK HERE.

2. Category:
It will be held in free category and there is no theme limitation.
Forspecification CLICK HERE.

3. Category:
The theme is Safranbolu and will be realized in the Project Support Category.
Forspecification CLICK HERE.

The contest application steps are as follows;
CLICK HERE. for the application form. After completing the form, sign and scan it and send it to with your project.

Calendar and Contact

Contest Calendar:

Start date of the competition            :15.07.2019

Deadline for participation                  :12.09.2019 at 17.00


Selective Committee Meeting Date  :14.09.2019

Notification Date                                 :18.09.2019

Award Ceremony                                :28.09.2019


Safranbolu Municipality Culture and Social Affairs Directorate
Phone: 0370 725 52 52 – 0370 725 52 65
Fax: 0370 725 52 66

Çeşme Mah. Şekerci Sok. No: 6 Tarihi Belediye Binası
Tarihi Çarşı-Safranbolu /KARABÜK


Category 1


FIRST 15.000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette
SECOND 10.000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette
THIRD 7,000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette

Category 1


FIRST: 10.000 TL + Altın Safran Award Sculpture
SECOND: 7.000 TL + Altın Safran Award Sculpture
THIRD: 5,000 TL + Altın Safran Award Sculpture

Category 2

  FIRST 15.000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette
SECOND 10.000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette
THIRD 7,000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette

Category 3

FIRST 15.000 TL + Golden Saffron Award Statuette (International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival Şefik Yılmaz Dizdar Special Award)


1) Documentaries produced after January 1, 2016 can participate in the contest.

2) Contest; It is open to amateur, professional and documentary lovers over the age of 18, except for the members of the Festival Committee, Selective Committee, Festival Secretariat and Safranbolu Municipality. Participation is free.

3) The participants indicate in which category they will participate in the application. Students who will participate in the 1st category will be evaluated in the Amateur category. The conditions for participation in the other categories are the same except 3. category. 3. The conditions for participation in the category are listed on the website under the title of Project Support Contest.

4) Directors may participate in the contest with more than one work or in the same category.

5) The works are submitted by the director. In case the directing is done by more than one person, the applicant must obtain the written permission of the others and attach it to the application. In this case, the award is given to the applicant. The Festival Committee, the Festival Secretariat and the selective committee are not responsible for the problems arising from the sharing of the award.

6) The productions which have been taken in full HD format (mxf, mov, mp4, etc.) can be participated in the contest.

7) The duration of the works to be included in the contest, including start and finish generics;

Amateur : 30 minutes
Professional: 52 minutes should not be exceeded.

Category 2
52 minutes should not be exceeded.

Category 3
It should be between 15-30 minutes.
Films exceeding the deadline will not be evaluated.


1) Participants can reach detailed information via and apply for the contest. They can also apply directly to the contest at

• Director’s CV (Turkish and English)
• Brief summary of the film (Turkish and English, up to 100 words)
• Maximum 1.5 minute trailer of the movie
• If deemed necessary, the Festival Secretariat may request documents / information about the director and the work.

2) If the film is in any language other than Turkish and English, Turkish and English subtitles should be used. If Turkish, only English subtitles should be used.


1) The Festival Committee and the Safranbolu Municipality, which conducts the secretariat, have the right to use in all kinds of screenings of the works awarded in the contest. Within the framework of these rights, Safranbolu Municipality will be able to use the work indefinitely in national and international cultural platforms.


1) The members of the Selective Committee and the Chairman of the jury are determined by the Festival Secretariat.

2) The Selective Committee is composed of experts such as directors, members of the press, critics, producers, actors, artists, academicians, members of cinema-related organizations. On behalf of the Committee, the General Coordinator of the Festival takes part in the selective committee as a natural member and has the right to vote.

3) The Festival Organization Committee Secretariat may form a preliminary jury if it deems necessary, depending on the intensity of the competition participation.


1) Cargo, customs, freight and insurance costs arising from participation in the competition belong to the participant.

2) The prizes specified in the specification will be sent to the personal bank account / IBAN numbers to be notified by the Festival Secretariat. In the event that the beneficiaries do not send the Personal Bank Account / IBAN number and the documents and information requested by the regulatory board, the reward price shall expire at the end of 1 (one) year from the date of final notification. In the event of a statute of limitations, the right holder cannot claim any prizes, royalties or the like.

3) With the participation in the contest, all regulations and conditions mentioned in this specification are deemed to have been accepted. The Festival Committee has the authority to decide on all matters not covered by this specification. The Festival Committee reserves the right to make amendments to all matters specified in this specification.


The awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

• The owner of the award must attend the award ceremony to be held on 28 September 2019. If he does not participate, he is obliged to send a representative from the film production team.