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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09 SEP MON
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10 SEP TUE
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11 SEP WED
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Science, Technology, Society Talks-1

Akbank Sanat

12 SEP THU
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

Exhibition Contemporary IstanbulSudarshan Shetty

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

13 SEP FRI
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

Exhibition Contemporary IstanbulSudarshan Shetty

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

14 SEP SAT
4

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

Exhibition Contemporary IstanbulSudarshan Shetty

İstanbul Lütfi Kırdar Uluslararası Kongre Ve Sergi Sarayı

15:00

Mobile Sculptures(Ages 8-12)

Akbank Sanat

16:45

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15 SEP SUN
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16 SEP MON
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17 SEP TUE
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

18 SEP WED
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19 SEP THU
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Ferocia Workshop

Akbank Sanat

20 SEP FRI
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

21 SEP SAT
5

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

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

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Upcycle Sculpture Activity (For 7 - 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

22 SEP SUN
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23 SEP MON
1

11:00

Nikki Holk Dance Workshop

Akbank Sanat

24 SEP TUE
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Nikki Holk Dance Workshop

Akbank Sanat

25 SEP WED
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Nikki Holk Dance Workshop

Akbank Sanat

26 SEP THU
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Nikki Holk Dance Workshop

Akbank Sanat

27 SEP FRI
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Nikki Holk Dance Workshop

Akbank Sanat

28 SEP SAT
3

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Printing Workshop for Kids (For 5-8 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

17:30

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

29 SEP SUN
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