Ankara International Film Festival

Ankara Uluslararası Film Festivali

27th edition

Apr 28 - May 08, 2021
Ankara, Turkey

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description The Ankara International Film Festival has been investing on the future generations of the National Cinema since its establishment. Its primary goal is to discover and support new names that will shape the future of the Turkish Cinema. Within this context, the Festival evalueted numerous national productions of feature, short, documentary, experimental and animation films with qualified juries. In addition to the selections from the world cinema, short films were not neglected and numerous international films and artists have been invited to meet the audiences every year. The Festival also promoted the competitions in the other categories of cartoon, poster design and Film Story, that support the art of cinema and hosted variety of exhibitions of graphic design, photography and video-art. On the other hand theoretical, academical and practical contribution was facilitated and panels, workshops and conferences were organised in the variety of fields including, history, sociology, women’s issues and sector’s issues within the framework of the Festival. Providing practical experience is not the only aim of the realised workshops. Those workshops made the art reachable for all age groups, including children, youngsters and even the retirees. Each single year of the festival created a synergy, spreading into the city, by bringing artists and public together.

The Ankara International Film Festival gathers internationally renowned guests, experienced artists who served cinema for long years, promising young talents, smart academics, passionate cinephiles, interested volunteers and residents of a collosal city in the surreal atmosphere of the cinema and promises a new voyage every year.

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