National Short Film Competition
36th Istanbul Film Festival

April 11, 2017

Pera Film is hosting 36th Istanbul Film Festival! As part of the festival Pera Film will be screeningthe National Short Film Competition, the programs a good neighbor and Vincent Dieutre: Exercises in Solitude, as well as other screenings and events.

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. The 11 short films competing will be shown in two groups and will be evaluated by the jury consisting of three directors: Gürcan Keltek, Ziya Demirel (2016 National Short Film Competition winner) and Vincent Dieutre.

Program 1
11 April 2017 / 11:00

Program 2 
11 April 2017 / 13:30

Take a look at this program's film list!


Check out the details here.

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

When Karl XII of Sweden was defeated by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1709, he fled to the Ottoman Empire and settled in Bender with his entourage for five years.