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TRT Documentary Awards: Call for Entries


Turkish public broadcaster TRT will be organizing its next edition of the TRT Documentary awards and calls national and international filmmakers to submit their documentary projects to compete in three main categories, including a section for international entries. The submission deadline is 5 February 2016.

The 8th edition of the TRT Documentary Awards:
Submit until 5 February 2016

The first and only public service broadcasting organization of Turkey, the Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT) is organising the 8th edition of the "TRT Documentary Awards" in order to:

- support documentary filmmakers, both amateurs and professionals

- to contribute to and boost the development and prevalence of the documentary film genre

- to enable audience to view different and high quality documentary films from various countries

- to form the groundwork where worldwide documentary film makers will meet and exchange their ideas

The TRT Documentary Awards is open to all documentary film-makers who are eligible to enter the competition. The participation is free. Entries may be submitted for the pre-selection until 05 February 2016 at the latest. After the announcement of the pre-selections on 29th of February, 2016, the screenings and evaluation of the Selection Committeeswill take place between 12-15 May 2016 in ─░stanbul and the awards will be announced on Monday, 16 May 2016.

Regulations for the international award category

The duration of documentaries entering the International Competition must be a minimum of 25 minutes. The language of the International Category Competition is English. If the documentaries entering the International Competition are in languages excluding English or include different languages (...) the English dubbed or subtitled copy shall be submitted to the Competition.

Detailed information regarding the competition regulations, important dates, prizes etc., can be found at

TRT explicitly welcomes international submissions and encourages filmmakers from across the globe to take part in the next edition of the TRT Documentary awards.

Further links at

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