International Council for Film,Television
and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT)



Istanbul International Film festival



Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Founding year: 1982
Contact: (212) 334 07 00

The Istanbul International Film Festival is the first and oldest international film festival in Turkey, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), a non-profit organization. It is held every year in April in movie theaters in Istanbul, Turkey. The festival aims to encourage the development of cinema in Turkey and to promote films of quality in the Turkish cinema market.
The selection and programmation of the festival films are conducted by the selection committee and the advisory board. The program consists of an international competition open only to feature and animated films on art and artists or literary adaptations, a national competition, non-competitive, informative sections on specific themes which can include documentaries, shorts and feature films.