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National Competition Jury announced | 17.01.2018 Bergman through the eyes of our filmmakers | 10.01.2018 Cinema Honorary Awards of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival revealed | 12.12.2017 Festival awards presented | 14.04.2017 Meetings On The Bridge award winners announced | 12.04.2017 LIFT YOUR HEAD UP, THE FESTIVAL IS AROUND THE CORNER | 04.04.2017 Extra screenings | 25.03.2017 15th Istanbul Biennial to collaborate with the festival | 07.03.2017 Diversely dissimilar cinematic spirits roam festival’s "Mined Zone" | 28.02.2017 “Django”, “I am Not year Negro” among Berlinale films in the Istanbul festival programme | 07.02.2017 36th Istanbul Film Festival announces first films from its programme | 31.01.2017 The Taylan Brothers will serve as the jury presidents | 25.01.2017 We commemorate Onat Kutlar | 11.01.2017 Motherland Hotel will be restored with the support of Groupama | 10.01.2017 Mithat Alam passed away | 27.11.2016 Cinema Honorary Awards are determined | 23.11.2016 Legendary actor Tarık Akan passed away | 16.09.2016 In memoriam our friend Seyfi Teoman | 08.05.2016 After the 35th Istanbul Film Festival | 19.04.2016 Festival awards announced | 15.04.2016 Additional screenings | 04.04.2016 12-hour film-a-thon “Out1” on the silver screen | 22.03.2016 Eurimages Audentia Award will be presented for the first time | 17.03.2016 The ACTRICES KATE BARRY exhibition open at the Institut Français. | 09.03.2016 Jury presidents announced | 24.02.2016 Jacques Rivette passed away | 29.01.2016 The İstanbul Film Festival commemorates Şakir Eczacıbaşı | 23.01.2016 Ettora Scola passed away | 20.01.2016 Cinema Honorary Awards are announced | 20.01.2016





Festival submissions for Turkish productions opened | 07.12.2015 A new competition in festival: National Short Film Competition | 30.11.2015 Don't miss JUNUN! | 31.10.2015 Memduh Ün passed away | 16.10.2015 Chantal Akerman passed away | 06.10.2015 Kerem Ayan appointed new director | 24.08.2015 News from festival films | 22.07.2015 Veteran director Başar Sabuncu dies | 17.06.2015 Screen and stage legend Zeki Alasya died | 08.05.2015 Festival ended | 21.04.2015 Meetings on the Bridge award winners announced | 20.04.2015 Festival cancels National and International Golden Tulip Competitions, National Documentary Competition and The Closing Ceremony | 13.04.2015 Programme change | 13.04.2015 Announcement from the Istanbul Film Festival | 12.04.2015 Festival celebrates Sinematek's 50th anniversary | 08.04.2015 34th Istanbul Film Festival kicks off | 03.04.2015 Additional screenings | 28.03.2015 The festival’s opening film is 'Behaviour' | 27.03.2015 Attention to these screening times! | 25.03.2015 Programme change | 17.03.2015 Festival guests and parties | 10.03.2015 Festival theatres and tickets | 10.03.2015 The city eyes the festival | 10.03.2015 The Golden Tulip Excitement at the Festival | 10.03.2015 Visconti or the history of a distance | 01.03.2015 PasoFilm! | 23.02.2015 First highlights from the programme | 02.02.2015 National Competition Awards will be selected by jury chaired by Zeki Demirkubuz | 27.01.2015 Cannes-awarded Oscar nominee 'The Salt of the Earth' at the Istanbul Film Festival! | 16.01.2015 Francesco Rosi passed away | 10.01.2015 Meetings On The Bridge celebrates its 10th anniversary | 06.01.2015


Ida is the best while Mr. Turner leads the European Film Academy Awards | 15.12.2014 Submissions are over | 12.11.2014 'Little Happiness' to vie for the Oscars! | 16.10.2014 Focus on Turkish Film Industry at Wroclaw T-mobile New Horizons Film Festival | 13.08.2014 After the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival | 22.04.2014 The 33rd Istanbul Film Festival concludes | 19.04.2014 Awards of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival | 19.04.2014 Towards the sad happy ending | 18.04.2014 Asghar Farhadi met the festival audience | 16.04.2014 Message from Wajda to festival | 16.04.2014 After many years, Muhsin Bey crew is together again | 14.04.2014 Cancellation and screening change | 07.04.2014 Festival kicks off! | 04.04.2014 Additional screenings of the festival | 22.03.2014 33rd Istanbul Film Festival's programme has been announced | 05.03.2014 The festival's Lifetime Achievement and Honorary Awards | 05.03.2014 Competitions and awards of the festival | 05.03.2014 The anticipated films of the season at “Akbank Galas” | 05.03.2014 Special Screening: Turkish Classics Revisited | 05.03.2014 'Big Bad Wolves' is among Midnight Madness films! | 21.02.2014 Muhsin Bey revisited! | 18.02.2014 Alan Berliner films are at festival! | 17.02.2014 Istanbul Film Festival cocktail at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival | 09.02.2014 Wes Anderson's latest The Grand Budapest Hotel will premiere in İstanbul just after opening Berlin | 05.02.2014 Jury president for the Golden Tulip National Competition is announced | 04.02.2014 The poster of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival has been announced | 28.01.2014 On the anniversary of his death,
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Sundance films to premiere at Istanbul! | 15.01.2014 We commemorate Onat Kutlar | 11.01.2014 BAFTA-nominated documentaries in the festival line-up! | 10.01.2014






Festival guests and parties

The Istanbul Film Festival continues to bring guest directors and actors together with the festival audiences. Presentations and Q&A sessions before and after screenings will host such renowned figures of the cinema including;

- Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (Words with Gods), known for his films A Time for Drunken Horses and Turtles Can Fly,
- Iranian actress Simin Fatemah Motamed-Aria (Nabat), who served in the Golden Tulip International Competition Jury of the Istanbul Film Festival in 2013,
- Director of An Education and One Day Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club) who has proven her ability to make literature adaptations and directing star actors and actresses,
- The leading actor of Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato to be screened in the Masters Section of the festival Elmar Back,
- Italian director Duccio Chiarini (Short Skin) who competed in the Generation section of the Berlinale this year,
- Kurdish director based in Norway Hisham Zaman (Letter to the King) who has been awarded in several international festivals,
- Ivano De Matteo, director of The Dinner who has won the Best European Film in the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival and Pasinetti Special Award, and the leading actor of the film Luigi Lo Cascio,
- The leading actress of The Duke of Burgundy, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews at Toronto, Rotterdam and London Film Festivals, Chiara D’Anna, who has also worked with the director Peter Strickland in Berberian Sound Studio,
- Severija Janušauskaitė, actress of the Golden Tulip International Competition Film Star, among many other guests.

Cine-concert: Damon & Naomi play “Fortune”

The festival also hosts a cine-concert this year, with the collaboration of the Salon İKSV: Damon & Naomi play ‘Fortune’. The Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang duo has contributed to the soundtracks of various films such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Greenberg, as well as of TV shows including The Sopranos and The Ghost Whisperer. The duo’s performance will be based on the 30-minute silent movie ‘Fortune’, directed by Naomi Yang, with Norman von Holtzendorff and Anabel Vazquez Rodriguez in the leads. Damon and Naomi started off their musical career at the Galaxie 500 and conjured the intimacy of the 70’s music through their enchanting, comforting, and fresh sound, which weaves the elements of folk, psych, dream pop, and indie rock together with the electro-guitar. Damon and Naomi will be at Salon İKSV on Saturday, 11 April, at 21:30 and the tickets for this performance will be on Biletix and the İKSV box office.

Festival parties will expand to both sides of Istanbul just like the festival

Istanbul Film Festival and Fil’m Hafızası will expand the festival festivities to the Anatolian side of Istanbul with a party from 18.00 on Saturday, 4 April in Kadıköy. Attendance will be free of charge to the party in 8 different venues including Dunia, Stereogun, Lâl, Masal Evi, Liman Kahvesi, Flu, Trip and Hera, where cinema chats and competitions awaits party-goers.

Another party within the scope of the festival in collaboration with Fil’m Hafızası will get the cinephiles together at the European side of the city at InnPark on Friday, 17 April. Following the screening of Dead Snow2: Red vs Dead by Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola at Beyoğlu Movie Theatre at 24.00, surprise guests, DJ performances and film chats will meet the audiences. The tickets for this party will be sold for 25TL (full) and 15TL (student) while the ticket holders for the screening of Dead Snow2: Red vs Dead before the party will be able to attend the party free of charge.