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The 37th Istanbul Film Festival to kick off on April 6

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

film festival2018Turkey’s biggest international cinema event, Istanbul Film Festival is preparing to meet cinema lovers for the 37th time between 6 and 17 April 2018.

The Istanbul Film Festival presents a rich programme in its 37th edition that ranges from the latest productions of world cinema to cult films, to the latest titles from Turkey and classics alike, new discoveries, masterpieces, and hidden treasures. The festival hosts 198 feature films, as well as 12 short films, in 18 different categories, and in addition to the screening of a total of 210 films by 218 directors from 43 countries, there will be Q&As and festival talks with guest filmmakers, concerts, and other special events.

The festival programme was announced at a press conference held on Wednesday, 14 March at The Marmara Hotel Taksim, the Official Hotel Sponsor of İKSV. Istanbul Film Festival Director Kerem Ayan and Head of Meetings on the Bridge Gülin Üstün revealed details about the festival programme, competition films and the 13th edition of Meetings on the Bridge, the co-production platform of the Istanbul Film Festival. İKSV General Director Görgün Taner, Consumer Business Unit Director of Vodafone Turkey Engin Aksoy and the Head of Brand and Marketing Strategy of Vodafone Turkey Ebru Özgüç also gave speeches at the conference.

The 37th Istanbul Film Festival films will be screened at nine movie theatres: Atlas (two halls) and Beyoğlu movie theatres, as well as Pera Museum Auditorium in Beyoğlu district, Cinemaximum City’s Nişantaşı (two halls), Cinemaximum Zorlu Center in Gayrettepe, Rexx and Kadıköy movie theatres in Kadıköy.

The screenings will be at 11.00, 13.30, 16.00, 19.00 and 21.30.

The festival’s gift to students prevails this year: with the support of the patrons, student tickets for 11.00, 13.30 and 16.00 screenings on weekdays will be sold for 1 TL.

Members of Vodafone Red and Vodafone FreeZone purchasing one ticket on Biletix sales channels and from the festival’s box offices for screenings, will receive a second ticket free of charge between 24 March and 19 April. Gift tickets are limited. Limited student tickets on weekdays sold for 1 TL are not included in this campaign.

Yapı Kredi Culture Centre, renewed this year to restore Beyoğlu’s former allure, will be the festival centre of the 37th Istanbul Film Festival. The centre, which will host press meetings, panel discussions, festival talks, seminars and other related events, will be the heart of the festival.

For detailed information on the 37th Istanbul Film Festival: http://film.iksv.org/en

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