Akbank Short Film Festival was held for the first time in 2004. It has developed further over the years into one of the leading arts and culture events in Istanbul with an increasingly diverse programme. The festival aims to encourage short film production, to deliver the films to audiences, to support new filmmakers, to champion short film internationally, to provide a debate platform for short film within a festival culture and to establish a festival for cinema-lovers to enjoy.

 In addition to the national and international short film competitions, the festival includes various workshops, interviews and master classes and thus acts as an experience-sharing platform between cinema professionals and festivalgoers. Akbank Short Festival, which takes place in Akbank Sanat every year for ten days, is free of charge for all the events. The festival is composed of “Festival Shorts,” “World Shorts,” “Short to Feature,” “Experiences,” “Documentary Film,” “Perspective,” “Special Screening” and “Forum” sections. Films that have competed at world’s leading film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice are presented to audiences every year. The “Forum” section, which was opened for the first time in 2017, aims to support short films from the scriptwriting stage, organizes trainings for project development and a short film screenplay contest for production support.

So far the festival has featured valuable artists such as Abbas Kiarostami, Reha Erdem, Jessica Woodworth, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Jafar Panahi, Ahmet Uluçay, Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, Coşkun Aral, Barış Pirhasan with master classes and film screenings.

Every year, with "Akbank Short Film Festival in Universities" event, the festival reaches various cities of Turkey other than Istanbul. The award winning films are screened to the students of universities in Turkey.

16th Akbank Short Film Festival

16 March - 26 March 2020

Akbank Sanat
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

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13 JUL SAT
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:45

Upcycle Sculpture Activity (For 7 - 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14 JUL SUN
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16 JUL TUE
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

17 JUL WED
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Brothers - Hermano

Akbank Sanat

18 JUL THU
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

19 JUL FRI
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

20 JUL SAT
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

12:30

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Blue and No So Pink - Azul y No Tan Rosa

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:45

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

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23 JUL TUE
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

24 JUL WED
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Azú

Akbank Sanat

25 JUL THU
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

26 JUL FRI
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

27 JUL SAT
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Exhibition Akbank 37th Contemporary Artists Prize Exhibition

Akbank Sanat

11:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Bad Hair - Pelo Malo

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:30

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

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