14th Akbank Short Film Festival

14th Akbank Short Film Festival

Akbank Short Film Festival was held for the first time in 2004. It has developed further over the years into one of the leading arts and culture events in Istanbul with an increasingly diverse programme. The festival aims to encourage short film production, to deliver the films to audiences, to support new filmmakers, to champion short film internationally, to provide a debate platform for short film within a festival culture and to establish a festival for cinema-lovers to enjoy.

 In addition to the national and international short film competitions, the festival includes various workshops, interviews and master classes and thus acts as an experience-sharing platform between cinema professionals and festivalgoers. Akbank Short Festival, which takes place in Akbank Sanat every year for ten days, is free of charge for all the events. The festival is composed of “Festival Shorts,” “World Shorts,” “Short to Feature,” “Experiences,” “Documentary Film,” “Perspective,” “Special Screening” and “Forum” sections. Films that have competed at world’s leading film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice are presented to audiences every year. The “Forum” section, which was opened for the first time in 2017, aims to support short films from the scriptwriting stage, organizes trainings for project development and a short film screenplay contest for production support.

So far the festival has featured valuable artists such as Abbas Kiarostami, Reha Erdem, Jessica Woodworth, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Jafar Panahi, Ahmet Uluçay, Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, Coşkun Aral, Barış Pirhasan with master classes and film screenings.

Every year, with "Akbank Short Film Festival in Universities" event, the festival reaches various cities of Turkey other than Istanbul. The award winning films are screened to the students of universities in Turkey.

14th Akbank Short Film Festival

19 March - 29 March 2018

Akbank Sanat

14th Akbank Short Film Festival Selection

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Exhibition Contemporary Istanbul Tommy Hartung

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

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Exhibition Contemporary Istanbul Tommy Hartung

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

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Exhibition Contemporary Istanbul Tommy Hartung

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

15:30

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop

Akbank Sanat

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11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6 - 14 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Family Mosaic Workshop

Akbank Sanat

30 SEP SUN
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18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

03 OCT WED
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Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

07 OCT SUN
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