39th Istanbul Film Festival bid farewell to 2020 with “An Equal Life: December Selection”

The 39th Istanbul Film Festival is meeting with the audience again on the festival’s digital platform between 4 and 24 December with the last selection of the year and the Human Rights in Cinema Competition. Held with the support of the Higher Contributing Theme Sponsor Zorlu Holding, An Equal Life: December Selection will show 21 new films. 10 films in the selection will compete in the Human Rights in Cinema Competition supported by the European Union Delegation of Turkey.

All 21 films in the selection to be screened on filmonline.iksv.org are making their Turkey premieres. This latest selection of 2020 brings together films that focus on equality, diversity, sharing and dialogue, and includes films to be shown as part of the festival's Human Rights in Cinema section. An Equal Life: December Selection is supported within the scope of Zorlu Holding's "An Equal Life" campaign for gender equality with a focus on diversity and inclusivity.

Click to review the films in the selection.

Tickets for films to be watched at filmonline.iksv.org can be purchased on the same site. Films can be watched during the 5 days they remain open for viewing. One movie will go online every day at 21.00 and will be removed from the system 5 days later at 21.01. As in previous selections, the ticket capacity of each session is limited. All 21 films can be watched at a more advantageous price by purchasing a Combined Film Package, as well as purchasing tickets for individual films. The screenings held with Turkish subtitles can only be accessed from Turkey. Tickets are on sale on Wednesday, December 2 at 10.30 on filmonline.iksv.org.

Human Rights in Cinema Competition

The Human Rights in Cinema Competition continues this year, with the award given only at the Istanbul Film Festival for 14 years. The award is backed by a 5,000 Euro monetary award from the Eurimages fund. The winner of the Human Rights in Cinema Contest will be determined by an online voting by the People's Jury this year. The People's Prize poll will be open to voting at this address from 5 to 28 December, and the winning film will be announced on 29 December.