38th Istanbul Film Festival
National Short Film Competition

April 5 - 16, 2019

Pera Film is hosting 38th Istanbul Film Festival! As part of the festival Pera Film will be screening the Documentary Time, National Short Film Competition, National Documentary Competition and the program Cinemania, as well as other screenings.

Programme I
14 April, 11.00

Aquarium
Directors: Anıl Kaya,
Özgür Önurme
Turkey, 2018, 15’

Avarya
Director: Gökalp Gönen
Turkey, 2018, 20’

Parting Shot
Director: Özgür Cem Aksoy
Turkey, 2018, 11’

The Gentle Sadness of Things     
Director: Deniz Telek
Turkey, 2018, 16’

Ad Infinitum
Director: Murat Çetinkaya      
Turkey, 2018, 13’

 

Programme II
14 April, 13.30

The Geezer
Director: Senem Bay                 
Turkey, 2018, 11’

Scream of Still Water
Director: Yusuf Elbaşı
Turkey, Germany, 2019, 7’      

The Conversation
Director: Vehbi Bozdağ
Turkey, 2018, 12’

The Tail
Director: Yiğit Hepsev
Turkey, 2019, 10’

Trousers
Director: Tahsin Özmen
Turkey, 2018, 15’

Joy et Cetera
Director: Kurtcebe Turgul
Turkey, 2018, 15’

 

Take a look at this program's film list, check out the details here.

 

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

The adventure of the Big ‘K’

In a bid to review the International System of Units (SI), the International Bureau of Weights and Measures gathered at the 26th General Conference on Weights and Measures on November 16, 2018. Sixty member states have voted for changing four out of seven basic units of measurement. The kilogram is among the modified. Before describing the key points, let us have a closer look into the kilogram and its history.

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Portrait of Martín Zapater (1797)

Martín Zapater y Clavería, born in Zaragoza on November 12th 1747, came from a family of modest merchants and was taken in to live with a well-to-do aunt, Juana Faguás, and her daughter, Joaquina de Alduy. He studied with Goya in the Escuelas Pías school in Zaragoza from 1752 to 1757 and a friendship arose between them which was to last until the death of Zapater in 1803.