festival process


  • Announces the open call in mid-January
  • Ends the applications in the end of March
  • Sends the pre-selection list to the Advisory Committee (AC) in mid-April (applications satisfying all requirements mentioned in the open call; having evaluable materials and thus approved by our artistic directors make it to the preselection list)
  • Evaluates all shows in the preselection list sent by the Advisory Committee in the beginning of May
  • Sends the outcome of selections to all submitted applications in mid-May
  • Announces the Festival Program in the beginning of June
  • Launches the ticket sales in the beginning of July
  • and starts the festival on the third week of September!

So you want to be a part of Istanbul Fringe Festival? There are different ways you can participate!