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.

15th Akbank Short Film Festival

18 March - 28 March 2019

Akbank Sanat
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10 DEC MON
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11 DEC TUE
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

12 DEC WED
5

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Migration: I'll Cease to Exist If I Forget

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13 DEC THU
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Audition Korhan Başaran - Company RAu / Audition

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14 DEC FRI
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Medical Technology and the Reproduction of Bodily Normality

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

15 DEC SAT
11

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16 DEC SUN
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17 DEC MON
2

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18 DEC TUE
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19 DEC WED
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20 DEC THU
5

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

18:30

“Where are the Women in the Writing of Art History?”

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

21 DEC FRI
4

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Modern Ballet Class & Choreography & Method Training

Akbank Sanat

22 DEC SAT
11

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13:00

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

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Mobile Sculptures

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

17:15

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

23 DEC SUN
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24 DEC MON
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25 DEC TUE
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

18:30

New Media and Digital Literacy

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

26 DEC WED
3

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

18:30

“From Freud’s Imago to Lacan’s Imaginary in the Mirror”Nami Başer

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

27 DEC THU
2

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Blindate III / ARENA

Akbank Sanat

28 DEC FRI
2

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Blindate III / ARENA

Akbank Sanat

29 DEC SAT
6

Exhibition THE FAR/O/THERARCHITECTURE

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Tai Chi ChuanEce Dündar Alp

Akbank Sanat

30 DEC SUN
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