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.

20th Akbank Short Film Festival

20th Akbank Short Film Festival

25 March - 4 April 2024

Akbank Sanat
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Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

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Theater New Text Readings 24’ (June 12)

Akbank Sanat

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Theater New Text Readings 24’ (June 13)

Akbank Sanat

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Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

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20:00

Theater New Text Readings 24’ (June 13)

Akbank Sanat

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