Body and Spirit<br>Central European Films
Body and Spirit
Central European Films

December 9 - December 29, 2017

Body and Spirit spans over several decades and salutes master filmmakers as well as young directors such as Jan Švankmajer, Vera Chytilová, Wojciech Marczewski, Martin Šulík, Ildikó Enyedi, György Pálfi, Virág Zomborácz and Anna Zamecka.

7th EU Human Rights Film Days
7th EU Human Rights Film Days
December 3 - December 8, 2017
Pera Film is hosting 7th EU Human Rights Film Days. The EU Human Rights Film Days aim to bring film lovers together every year for raising awareness, for discussion and reflection.
I’m Here! <br> World AIDS Day
I’m Here!
World AIDS Day

December 1 - December 10, 2017

This special program examines how artists and activists have expanded the idea of caretaking and family and navigated the political stakes of domestic life in the face of the HIV/AIDS crisis, from the early 1980s to the present.

Queer Shorts
Queer Shorts
November 25, 2017

Pera Film is hosting Queer Shorts organized by British Council and Pink Life KuirFest. British Council and KuirFest have developed an LGBTI+ short film competition for filmmakers from Turkey to give them an opportunity to be showcased in Turkey, in the UK and internationally and to developed a platform of expression.

Red Revolution <br> Soviet Gems
Red Revolution
Soviet Gems

November 7 - November 30, 2017
Program celebrates the work of Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Mikhail Kalatozov, Lev Kuleshov, Aleksandr Medvedkin and Yakov Protazanov. From early dramas, comedies and melodramas to the emergence of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and 1930s, this program explores encaptivating cinematic treasures!
Unusual Vampires
Unusual Vampires
October 31 - November 29, 2017
Tales of supernatural beings consuming the blood or flesh of the living have been found in nearly every culture around the world for many centuries. Unusual Vampires brings together films that explore the atypical vampire character.
Bosnian Tunes
Bosnian Tunes
October 20 - October 28, 2017
Pera Film as part of Bosnia Sancak Culture Days is presenting Bosnian Tunes, a program of six films exploring Bosnia and Herzegovina’s different music genres and its cultural relationships. The diverse musical genres entail Sevdalinka, also known as the Balkan Blues, folk, hip-hop and rock.
A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home
October 6 - November 12, 2017

A Place Called Home brings together films depicting the intricate relationships and stories that people have with their homes. Independent of whether they are from America, Europe or Turkey, people share very similar fates.

Crime and Punishment<br> Argentine Tales
Crime and Punishment
Argentine Tales

September 15 - October 7, 2017

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Argentina, the program Crime and Punishment: Argentine Tales is a selection of staggering real-life and fictional stories of crime and criminals.

On Memory or How Can I Doublethink?
On Memory or How Can I Doublethink?
August 2 - August 5, 2017

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Doublethink: Double vision, the selected visual journeys explore the notion of memory and how memory interplays between image and text. The juxtaposed images and texts capture the power or process of reproducing or recollection.

Love Rises in the East<br>Chinese Queer Cinema
Love Rises in the East
Chinese Queer Cinema

June 23 - June 30, 2017

Pera Film in collaboration with Beijing’s Love Queer Cinema Week is proud to present the program Love Rises in the East: Chinese Queer Cinema. Presented parallel to the 25th LGBTI+ Pride Week, the program will be premiering three documentaries.

In the Twilight of White Nights
In the Twilight of White Nights
June 16 - June 28, 2017

Pera Film is inviting you to the longest days and white nights! The summer solstice is approaching and the number of minutes of daylight is rapidly increasing. The program In the Twilight of White Nights, a selection of Nordic summer films, gets its name from the lyrics by Nordic pop-star Oh Land.

Growing Pains
Growing Pains
May 3 - May 20, 2017

Growing Pains features films that remind us of the considerable difficulties involved in evolving from childhood into youth and from youth into adulthood, lending an ear to the cries of children and youth of varying ages from around the world.

Vincent Dieutre:<br>Exercises In Solitude<br>36th Istanbul Film Festival
Vincent Dieutre:
Exercises In Solitude
36th Istanbul Film Festival

April 11 - April 15, 2017
Vincent Dieutre’s nine extraordinary, definitely avant-garde, strictly autobiographical films are presented as part of this year’s festival program.
National Short Film Competition<br>36th Istanbul Film Festival
National Short Film Competition
36th Istanbul Film Festival

April 11, 2017
Launched last year with the intent of incentivizing short film making, supporting the development in this field, and bringing together the audience and short films of quality, Istanbul Film Festival’s National Short Film Competition continues on.
a good neighbor<br>36th Istanbul Film Festival
a good neighbor
36th Istanbul Film Festival

April 5 - April 9, 2017
15th edition of the Istanbul Biennial, entitled a good neighbour, focuses on homes, neighbors and neighborhoods as departure points to consider society and co-existence on a larger scale.
Women in Russian Cinema
Women in Russian Cinema
March 18 - April 2, 2017

The program Women in Russian Cinema celebrates women on screen and behind-the-scenes with seven films selected from 20th century and recent productions of Russian cinema.

Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film
Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film
March 10 - March 12, 2017

Forms and Politics of Yugoslav Experimental Film program brings together lesser known films made by artists in socialist Yugoslavia between 1963 and 1987.

Turbulent Times & Familiar Places<br>Tricky Women Short Animations
Turbulent Times & Familiar Places
Tricky Women Short Animations

March 8 - March 12, 2017
Tricky Women selection combines current positions of Austrian femaleartists in animation film and gives an insight into the many techniques and work processes, with which the filmmakers shift the attention to relevant and unprecedented topics.
Cinemania<br>36th Istanbul Film Festival
Cinemania
36th Istanbul Film Festival

March 7 - April 12, 2017
Originated from the love for the art of filmmaking, this section is constructed on “the passion for cinema,” “cinephilia,” and “Cinemania.”
Tales of Tails <br/>Dogs on Screen
Tales of Tails
Dogs on Screen

February 10 - February 28, 2017
Tales of Tails: Dogs on Screen explores how cinema reserves a heart-warming celebration of genres and captivating stories of man’s best friend: dogs.
6th Pink Life QueerFest
6th Pink Life QueerFest
January 26 - January 28, 2017
Pink Life QueerFest is not only confined to the silver screen and tries to gather the most prominent examples of art works from literature to music, video art, theatre etc from all over the world.
Destination &#8594; Balkans
Destination → Balkans
January 13 - January 31, 2017

Destination: Balkans brings hope, peace and humor from the roads of the land of war and love through the countries of Romania, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Serbia.