İzmir hosts short film event for 12th time
İZMİR - Anatolia News Agency
The Short Film Festival will screen 117 films from 40 countries until Nov. 20
The 12th International İzmir Short Film Festival, organized by the İzmir Cinema Association, starts today.
The festival, one of the leading short film events in Turkey, will screen 117 films from 40 countries. The films have been chosen among more than 1,300 films from 65 countries. Eleven films will compete in the international category while nine films will compete in the national category for the festival’s Golden Cat award.
This year, for the first time, the Golden Cat award will be given to a “young and promising artist” in the national short film category to support young artists and contribute to their promotion.
The festival will screen award-winning short films along with “Origins of the 21st Century,” “Freedom and Fatherland” and “I Salute Thee Sarajevo,” made by director Jean-Luc Godard between 1993 and 2002.
Photos that have been taken of film sets by Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu will also be displayed as part of the festival.
At the same time, screenwriter Önder Çakar, producer Sevil Demirci and actress Hatice Aslan will further organize workshops for film lovers.
The festival, which takes place at the French Culture Center, ends Nov. 20.