16th Akbank Short Film Festival

16th Akbank Short Film Festival

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

16th Akbank Short Film Festival Selection

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26 SEP MON
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27 SEP TUE
1

19:00

Concert Emma Rawicz

Akbank Sanat

28 SEP WED
3

19:00

Concert Dans Dans

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Concert Sedef Erçetin Quartet

Yeldeğirmeni Arts Center

22:00

Concert Burhan Öçal & Istanbul Jazz Ensemble

Dada Salon Kabarett

29 SEP THU
2

19:00

Concert Júlio Resende Fado Jazz Ensemble

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Concert Wonju Lee Quintet

Nardis Jazz Club

30 SEP FRI
4

18:30

Concert Sercan Debelec Quintet

CoBAC Workspace Terrace Garden

19:00

Concert Eda AND “Istanbulisation”

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Concert Aga B

Babylon

21:30

Concert Dilek Sert Erdoğan “Timeless Classics”

Gregor by The Badau

01 OCT SAT
6

11:00

Workshop Workshop: What Does the City Tell Us?A wild Istanbul’s Rhythms Orchestra

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Conversation Talk: Visual and Audio Experiences in the Age of New Media

HOOD Base

17:00

Concert Nihal Saruhanlı feat. Barış Demirel

HOOD Base

18:00

Concert “Maffy’s Jazz”: Maffy Falay Tribute Band

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Concert Rana Bulut & Efe Erdem

Alan Kadıköy

20:30

Concert Çağıl Kaya “Scene of Anxieties”

Alan Kadıköy

02 OCT SUN
4

11:00

Concert Can Tutuğ

YENIKOY PANAYIA KOUMARIOTTISSA GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH COURTYARD

15:00

Conversation Listening Club “A song you listen to while strolling through the streets of the city”

POSTANE İSTANBUL

18:00

Concert Kamucan Yalçın Duo

POSTANE İSTANBUL

19:00

Concert Fatih Erkoç Jazz Project

Bizim Tepe, Tepe Majeur

03 OCT MON
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04 OCT TUE
3

19:00

Concert HÜM

Akbank Sanat

21:00

Concert İmer Demirer Quartet feat. Ayşe Gencer & Sibel Köse

The Badau Akasya

21:30

Concert Mehmet Uluğ Gecesi: Volkan Öktem #7

Babylon

05 OCT WED
2

21:30

Concert Ofer Mizrahi Trio

Babylon

22:00

Concert Efe Demiral Trio feat. Eren Turgut & Mert Can Bilgin "Kolaj"

Bova

06 OCT THU
2

20:30

Concert Abdullah Ibrahim (Solo Piyano)

İstanbul Atatürk Kültür Merkezi

21:30

Concert Portico Quartet

Babylon

07 OCT FRI
3

18:30

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Concert Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Stage

21:30

Concert Tenderlonious

Babylon

08 OCT SAT
6

11:00

Workshop Workshop: What Does the City Tell Us?A wild Istanbul’s Unusual Sounds Orchestra

Istanbul Toy Museum

15:00

Conversation Talk: Voices Time Forgot

DECOLLAGE ART SPACE

18:30

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Conversation Stop! Listen!: Jazz in Japan and Jazzu Kissa

OUTRO RECORD STORE

20:30

Concert RAVI COLTRANE Cosmic Music

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Stage

21:30

Concert Emma-Jean Thackray

Babylon

09 OCT SUN
2

15:00

Conversation Talk: Women and Music in the Classical Age

Zuhal Müzik Kanyon

20:30

Concert Oded Tzur Quartet

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Stage

10 OCT MON
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11 OCT TUE
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12 OCT WED
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13 OCT THU
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14 OCT FRI
1

18:30

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Akbank Sanat

15 OCT SAT
2

00:00

Online Event Beyoğlu and the Levantines - Rinaldo Marmara

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Akbank Sanat

16 OCT SUN
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