Istanbul Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Istanbul Film Festival

SINCE: 1982

WHERE: Istanbul, Turkey


The Istanbul Film Festival features an international competition, provides a broad showcase for recent Turkish film productions, and thus represents a rewarding medium where Turkish and foreign filmmakers get together. The Festival draws a special interest to world classics, presenting retrospectives, and curated sections included in its program which comprises close to 200 titles, making it the most comprehensive film festival in Turkey. With an admission number of 110,000 in 2019, it is also considered the biggest film festival.

The Festival, whose aim is “to encourage the development of cinema in Turkey, to help Turkish cinema attain international recognition and to promote films of quality in the Turkish market”, has also introduced international institutions and organizations like EURIMAGES to the Turkish market.

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