Twelfth ‘!f’ Film Festival to screen new, awarded works
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is among the favorite films of this year’s !f fest.The 12th!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival has announced its program.
According to a written statement by !f, the festival starts on Feb. 14 in Istanbul and will continue on to Ankara and İzmir.
This year’s festival will be showing award-winning films from the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Toronto film festivals. The movies will be shown for the first time at !f.
One of the most interesting and important movies of the festival is “Blood Brother,” which was honored at the Toronto Film Festival. “The Sessions of Ben Lewin” from the Sundance Film Festival as well as “War Witch,” which is in the running for a foreign film Oscar, are other notable films featured at this year’s !f.
!f has also issued awards of its own to such films as “The Act of Killing,” “Tabu,” “Neighboring Sounds,” “Holy Motors,” “Rust & Bone,” “Laurence Anyways,” “The Land Of Hope,” “Reality,” “Seven Psychopaths,” “Vanishing Waves” and “Berberian Sound Studio.”
Films will be screened as part of the festival in Istanbul at Beyoğlu Cinemaximum Fitaş, İstinye Park Cinemaximum and Cinemaximum Budak, with tickets available between Feb. 1 and 3.
Films for the Ankara and İzmir festivals will be screened between Feb. 28 and March 3 at Ankara Cinemaximum CEPA and İzmir’s Cinemaximum Forum Bornova cinemas, with tickets on sale between Feb. 8 and 10.