İzmir welcomes six days of short films
IZMIR - Anatolia News Agency
German film ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ will be screened as the festival.
Cinema-lovers will be treated to 175 short films from 42 countries over the next week following the opening yesterday of the 13th İzmir International Short Film Festival.
The festival, which will continue until Nov. 26, features 10 films in the national category and 12 films in the international category, all of which are competing for the “Golden Cat” award.
More than 2,000 films from 71 countries were submitted to this year’s festival.
The jury that will select the winner of the Golden Cat award will be headed by the scriptwriter and founder of the Three Continents Festival, Philippe Jalladeau, while the jury also includes director Ümit Ünal, cinema writers Alin Taşcıyan, Banu Bozdemir, Serdar Kökçeoğlu, Müge Turan and Cannes Film Festival Short Films Director Alice Kharoubi.
Besides the competition films and special screenings, short documentary films made by Krzysztof Kieslowski between 1969 and 1980 will also be presented in the event.
There will also be panel discussions, talks, exhibitions and artist meetings over the six days.
A new section of the festival will be “Short Film Market.” The films to be screened at the festival will also be presented on computers at the library of the French Cultural Center.
The black-and-white “Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene, one of the most influential productions in German cinema history, will also be screened at the festival.