The events of 6th Bosphorus Film Festival, to kick off on Friday, trigger excitement. In addition to the masterclasses to be provided by master directors including Bent Hamer and Sergei Loznitsa, panel talks with actors, directors and producers such as Mert Firat, Belçim Bilgin, Ömer Faruk Sorak, and Zeynep Atakan await the attendance of the cinephiles.
Organized with the contributions of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, Turkish Airlines and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Department of Culture and with the support provided by TRT as the Institutional Partner, Türkmedya as the Institutional Communication Partner, Anadolu Agency as the Global Communication Partner, TV+ as the Communication Sponsor, 6th Bosphorus Film Festival kicks off on October 26, Friday.
Bringing to the Istanbulite audiences the latest and most successful productions of Turkey and the world cinema, 6th Bosphorus Film Festival’s events trigger excitement as well. In addition to the masterclasses where the master directors such as Sergei Loznitsa, Bent Hamer, and Paulo Branco will share their experiences, panel talks with actors, directors and producers including Belçim Bilgin, Mert Firat, Ömer Faruk Sorak, and Zeynep Atakan await the attendance of the cinephiles.
To be realized at Yapi Kredi Kültür Sanat, Soho House Istanbul, Akademi Beyoğlu and Cezayir, the events will have limited seats and be free of charge. The following events of 6th Bosphorus Film Festival can be applied via festival website:
At the opening ceremony of 6th Bosphorus Film Festival, Sergei Loznitsa will be presented Honorary Award. In addition, the film “Old Man and The Gun” will be screened.
DATE: OCTOBER 26, 2018, FRIDAY TIME: 19.30 PLACE: GRAND PERA EMEK THEATRE
PANEL TALK: PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND COMMUNICATION PROCESSES IN FILMMAKING
MODERATOR: EMRAH KILIÇ
SPEAKERS: CEMİL YAVUZ (TRT), SERDAR CAN (CGV MARS), BARIŞ ZAVAROĞLU (TV+))
We will have an enlightening and pleasant conversation with the prominent figures in our filmmaking industry, talking about the processes of production, distribution and communication based on the support provided by this year’s festival.
DATE: OCTOBER 27, 2018, SATURDAY TIME: 17.00 PLACE: AKADEMI BEYOĞLU
PANEL TALK: DIRECTING ACTORS
MODERATOR: IREM ŞENTÜRK
SPEAKERS: BELÇIM BILGIN, MERT FIRAT, ÖMER FARUK SORAK
Through an enlightening and pleasant conversation with the distinguished actors in our filmmaking industry, we will search for answers, based on the experiences of Belçim Bilgin, Mert Firat and director Ömer Faruk Sorak, to some questions such as “Who is an actor?”, “How is the relationship between the director and actor established?”, “What are the ways to interpret the character and have the right performance?”
DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2018, SUNDAY TIME: 11.00 PLACE: YAPI KREDI KÜLTÜR SANAT
MASTERCLASS: SERGEI LOZNITSA
A distinguished director for the Ukrainian, and the world cinema in general, we will talk with Sergei Loznitsa especially on his latest films “Donbass”, “Victory Day” and “The Trial” with an opportunity to learn about his experiences and thoughts regarding filmmaking.
DATE: OCTOBER 28, 2018, SUNDAY TIME: 14.00 PLACE: SOHO HOUSE GREAT HALL
PANEL TALK: PRINCIPLES OF SCREENWRITING
MODERATOR: SELIN TUNÇ
SPEAKERS: MASSIMILIANO NARDULLI, GIOVANNI ROBBIANO, SUZANNE PRADEL
Starting with the basic principles of screenwriting, we will have a conversation with experts on the topics such as “What is screenwriting and what is not?”, “Who is a screenwriter”, and “What are the techniques of screenwriting?”
DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2018, MONDAY TIME: 13.00 PLACE: CEZAYIR GREAT HALL
PANEL TALK: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS: PACK & PITCH
SPEAKERS: MATTHIEU DARRAS (TFL), HANNA ATALLAH (PLB), HAYET BENKARA (BFL)
“What are essentially the project development platforms?”, “What is the purpose?”, “To whom, where and how can you present your project in an effective manner?” We will search for the answers together with the representatives of Bosphorus Film Lab, Torino Film Lab and Palestine Film Lab.
DATE: OCTOBER 30, 2018, TUESDAY TIME: 13.00 PLACE: CEZAYIR GREAT HALL
PANEL TALK: CO-PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING
SPEAKERS: BORISLAV CHOUCHKOV, FARUK GÜVEN, ZEYNEP ATAKAN
We will attend to the basic and detailed information on co-production processes from the experienced actors.
DATE: OCTOBER 31, 2018, WEDNESDAY TIME: 13.00 PLACE: AKADEMI BEYOĞLU
MASTERCLASS: PAULO BRANCO
Portuguese producer and distributer Paulo Branco, who has worked for more than two hundred titles, will share his experiences with us based on the films he made with directors such as Wim Wenders, Manoel De Oliveira and Chantel Akerman.
DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2018, FRIDAY TIME: 13.00 PLACE: SOHO HOUSE GREAT HALL
MASTERCLASS: BENT HAMER
Almost every of his films became a cult one, we will listen to Norwegian master Bent Hamer on the northern cinema, his own works and his relation to filmmaking.
DATE: NOVEMBER 2, 2018, FRIDAY TIME: 16.00 PLACE: SOHO HOUSE GREAT HALL
CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONY
National and international competition awards will be announced and Honorary Award will be presented to Bent Hamer.
DATE: NOVEMBER 3, 2018, SATURDAY TIME: 19.30 PLACE: CEMAL REŞIT REY CONCERT HALL
Tickets on sale at mobilet!
Organized by International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, 6th Bosphorus International Film Festival will give a start at the Opening Ceremony to be held at Grand Pera Emek Theatre on the night of October 26. This year, the festival will run from October 26 to November 3, 2018 in Istanbul and the screenings will take place in Atlas, Beyoğlu and Kadıkoy movie theatres. The tickets for all short film screenings will be available for 5 TL, and for feature films, regular tickets for 12.00 and 16.00 screenings will be available for 10 TL and for 19.00 and 21.30 screenings, 15 TL. Student tickets will be available for 5 TL for all the feature screenings. The festival tickets are on sale at mobilet.com.
6th International Bosphorus Film Festival
October 26 and November 3, 2018
For detailed info on the festival: bogazicifilmfestivali.com