Application process for the 13th TRT International Documentary Awards has begun


Acting with the awareness of being a public broadcaster, Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) organizes the TRT International Documentary Awards to support amateur and professional documentary film-makers with the objective of contributing to the development and propagation of the documentary genre; bringing a variety of high quality documentary films from various countries to the audience; and providing a milieu where documentary film-makers from all over the world can come together and exchange thoughts in the long run.

This year the 13th of the TRT International Documentary Awards will be organized, and is open to all documentary films, or projects at the pre-production stage (whether as an idea or a story). All documentary films and projects made from and after January 1, 2020 may apply for the 13th TRT International Documentary Awards. Applications of documentary films and projects that have participated in the 12th TRT International Documentary Awards will not be accepted.

12th TRT International Documentary Awards had been cancelled due to the precautions taken against the COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted our country along with the entire world. However, the films and projects whose applications were accepted, but put on hold during the pre-selection process will be re-evaluated. The re-evaluation of the films and projects in question will be carried out simultaneously with the 13th TRT International Documentary Awards.

Participation in the competition is not subject to a fee.

Applications are to be delivered to TRT for pre-selection no later than 6 pm on April 1, 2022

Following the announcement of the results of pre-selection on April 25, 2022, the selection committees will watch and evaluate the finalist films in İstanbul between June 2-6, 2022. Winners will be announced during the gala/award ceremony to be held with the participation of directors, industry representatives, press members and guests of the Festival.

Competition terms and calendar, awards, application specifications and all detailed information on the 13th TRT International Documentary Awards can be found at




Kind regards,

13th TRT International Documentary Awards,

Organizing and Executing Committee




Competition Calendar

Opening Date for Applications: Friday, March 4, 2022

Deadline for Applications: Friday, April 1, 2022

Announcement of Pre-Selection Results: Monday, April 25, 2022

Deadline for Submitting Materials of Films Selected for Competition: Friday, April 29, 2022

Announcement of Results and Award Ceremony: Monday, June 6, 2022


Awards for National and International Categories are as follows:

a)      National Competition:


Student Films Category:


Best Film Award                         25,000.00 ₺

Special Prize                              20,000.00 ₺

Special Prize                              15,000.00 ₺


Professional Category:


Best Film Award                         50,000.00 ₺

Special Prize                              40,000.00 ₺

Special Prize                              30,000.00 ₺



b)      International Competition:


Best Film Award                         10,000.00 €

Special Prize                               7,500.00 €

Special Prize                               5,000.00 €



c)      Project Support Competition:


(A total of 3 projects will be supported.)


10,000.00 ₺

10,000.00 ₺

10,000.00 ₺