METU In My Dreams Short Film and Video Competition

“METU In My Dreams” Short Film and Video Competition especially aims to see how high school students view METU from their perspective and what they expect from the university in general, and to encourage young people to meet with the cinema and to contribute to the promotion of METU.

Step 1

Make your film

Step 2

Upload your film to YouTube

Step 3

Filmin Değerlendirilsin

Step 4

Ödülünü Kazan

How to Upload?

Youtube video upload


Log in YouTube using your Gmail account or creating a new membership.


Once you are logged in, click the "Upload" button at the top right of the YouTube homepage to upload the video.


You need to make the film only visible to us. When you are uploading your film or video, select the "Private" setting under the Privacy menu. Share the link with us after uploading is done.

Terms of Participation

The competition is open to all high school students.

Applicants can submit any kind of short film/video (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) to the competition.

The duration of works including credits must be at least 5 minutes long; the resolution of the screening copies must be at least 1920x1080 pixels.

The language of the works can be Turkish or English.

Yarışmaya katılan eserlere herhangi bir katılım veya gösterim ücreti ödenmez.

Any kind of copyright that arises from the use of non-original text, images, music etc. in the works to be submitted to the competition is the responsibility of the competitor. If such a situation arises, the work is disqualified from the competition. If the situation arises after the competition, the prize is reinstated even if the owner is rewarded.

If the work has competed or won a prize in any national or international competition before, it will not prevent participant from submitting his/her work to this competition.

Application Form

Please fill out the application form below completely.

Process and Awards

31 March
  • Deadline
  • Deadline for Application
  • 31 March 2017

10 April
  • Pre-screening
  • Pre-screening: Results will be announced on the website of the competition on March 31, 2017.
  • 10 April 2017

  • Screening
  • The students who pass the preliminary ceremony will be invited to METU Ankara Campus before the award ceremony and they will be given various activities (such as visits to departments and research centers, visits to Eymir Lake).
  • 10-22 April 2017

22 April
  • Award Ceremony
  • Award Ceremony will be held in METU Culture and Convention Center on April 22, 2017.
    • First Prize
      [Canon 7D Digital Camera + 18-55mm Lens]
    • Second Prize
      [Kodak SP360 4K 360 Spherical Lens Camera AQUA]
    • Third Prize
      [Samsung Nx3000 16-50mm Digital Camera]
    • Social Media Audience Award
      [Samsung Nx3000 16-50mm Dijital Camera]
    • • Honorable Mention(s)

    "Social Media Audience Awards" will be determined through the Facebook page of 15 preliminary works, based on the highest rated film.
  • 22 April 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

It is expected that high school students in the contest will tell about the dreams of Middle East Technical University or universities in general.
Any kind of film (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) can apply to the competition. There is no type restriction or scenario / issue requirement. Each video/film must be clearly linked to the theme of the competition.