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The 37th edition of the festival runs from April 6 to 17. The festival hosts 198 feature films, as well as 12 short films, in 18 different categories, and in addition to the screening of a total of 210 films by 218 directors from 43 countries, there will be Q&As and festival talks with guest filmmakers, concerts, and other special events. Golden Tulips are presented to the winners in the International and National Competition sections.
View Films by Strand:
- Architectural Utopias - Cinematic Dystopias
- Bergman: 100 Years
- Best Of The Fests
- Challenging The Years
- Documentary Time With NTV
- Hidden Gems
- Human Rights In Cinema Competition
- International Competition
- Mined Zone
- National Competition
- National Documentary Competition
- National Short Film Competition
- No More Flowers
- Out Of Competition
- Special Screenings
- Turkish Classics Revisited
- Vodafone Red Galas
- Where Are You My Love?
- Young Masters
Istanbul Latest Reviews
A storm in the middle of the ocean, a boat full of refugees that is about to sink and a woman all by herself...
A man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.
Hasan, a blacklisted filmmaker, starts to sulk when he isn't bumped off by a serial killer.
A youngster in Iran begins to rebel.
An exploration of group dynamics in a young people’s writing workshop.
An ambitious woman treads a dangerous path as she attempts to crash the corporate boys’ club.
A man and a woman from two disparate worlds meet at nights just to have sex. However, when they get caught, the extra-marital relationship between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man causes tensions in the socio-politically divided Jerusalem.
The sugar baby of a mob boss flirts with a stranger on the Turkish Riviera.
Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.
The most famous soprano in the world, a true diva, recounts her life 40 years after her death.
Istanbul Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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