"Mercy and Justice" International Short Film Festival Opens

ISTANBUL, February 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Istanbul's Cekmekoy Municipality has launched a mercy and justice-themed international short film contest. Its purpose is to introduce different aspects of the exemplary life of Prophet Muhammad to help people understand him accurately. Calling on professional and amateur contestants, the short film contest will accept contributions until April 8, 2016.

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Contributions to a Sense of Mercy and Justice Are Intended at a Time When We Need Peace More Than Ever

Remorselessness and injustice underlie unfortunate happenings on the face of Earth. Absence of mercy and justice from our daily life drags the world to new disasters every day. To make these two concepts integral parts of daily life, one needs to consider, remember and produce works focused on them. Therefore, the contest encourages people to consider the beautiful morals of our prophet, who adopted mercy and justice in his lifetime, in a cinematographic language.

To contribute to humanity and its efforts with mercy and justice, short films on given themes promoting world peace will be accepted from all geographies irrespective of religion, language and race.

Launching it on 10th December 2015, Ahmet Poyraz, the Mayor of Cekmekoy announced that the contest was open to all countries of the world. Faysal Soysal, President of the Contest called on everybody to participate in the contest with their works to restore mercy and justice all over the world.

"Mercy and Justice" International Short Film Video: 


Majid Majidi, Director of Children of Heaven is the Jury President Majid Majidi from Iran, the Oscar nominated director of Children of Heaven; Osman SInav, Hasanali Yildirim, Faysal Soysal and Mehmet Ozgur from Turkey; Sahin Sisic from Bosnia, and Rashid Masharawi from Palestine are the jury. The Preliminary Selection Board consists of author Cihan Aktas; Mustafa Kara, the widely applauded director of Kalandar Sogugu; movie critic Buenyamin Yilmaz and producer Ferhat Essiz.

Contest Organized Under the Auspices of the Turkish Presidency 

Embracing all, supporting projects that exalt democratization and national, spiritual and humanitarian values, and encouraging active participation in social life; the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan provides support for the project under the sponsorship of the Turkish Presidency.


Twenty short films will be awarded at the contest. Prizes include 30,000 TL for the winner; 20,000 TL for the runner-up and 15,000 TL for the third prize. 2,000 TL of honourable mention prizes will be awarded to each film that ranks between 4th and 20th place.

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Cekmekoy Municipality

CONTACT: Deniz Binici salihgebel@gmail.com / +90-507-301-57-28

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