With the slogan #AgainstAllOdds, tickets of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival setting to host cinephiles in theatres following the social distancing codes are on sale!
Organized by Bosphorus Culture & Art Foundation with the contribution of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, and support of Global Communication Partner; Anadolu Agency, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival - to run from 23-30 October this year - is on the boil for hosting the audiences in accordance with the precautions necessitated by General Instructions on the Controlled Normalization Process in Culture and Art Facilities.
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With physical screenings in Beyoglu and Kadıkoy movie theatres, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival will showcase an enriched programme of 60 films from 30 countries.
Daytime screening (13.00 and 15.30) tickets are available for 10 TL, and evening screenings (18.00 and 21.00) are for 15 TL. And the competing short film screenings are 5 TL!
Starting from today, festival tickets are available on mobilet.com.
In addition, the festival followers will be able to follow the detailed info on films and screenings at www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and from the festival’s social media accounts.
Festival will Open with “Sun Children”!
8th Bosphorus Film Festival’s opening film will be Majid Majidi’s “Sun Children” that world- premiered at the Main Competition of 77th Venice Film Festival with Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award granted to Rouhollah Zamani. Having won Best Editing and Best Actor awards with his film “Beyond the Clouds” at the 5th Bosphorus Film Festival where it had its Turkey premiere, Majid Majidi’s latest film “Sun Children” is the story of Ali and his three friends who work hard to earn their living.
10 Films Vying for Golden Dolphin
Showcasing outstanding national productions of the year, National Feature Film Competition will grant one film with Golden Dolphin award worth 100,000 TL. Under the presidency of the writer, scriptwriter and producer Tarik Tufan, National Feature Film Competition jury members; director Ramin Matin, DOP Taner Tokgoz, actress Ipek Turktan Kaynak and actress Ecem Uzun will select the best national film of the year. 10 films to be judged by the National Feature Film Competition jury are Dervis Zaim’s “Flaşbellek / Flashdrive”, Orcun Benli’s “Gelincik / Weasel”, Erdem Tepegoz’s “Gölgeler İçinde / In the Shadows”, Ensar Altay's “Kodokushi”, Barış Gordag and Yasin Cetin’s “Koku / Fragrance”, Ferit Karol’s “Kumbara / Penny Bank”, Fatih Ozcan’s “Mavzer”, Ercan Kesal’s “Nasipse Adayız / You Know Him”, Reis Celik’s “Ölü Ekmeği / Food for Funeral”, and lastly Ahmet Sonmez’s “Sadece Farklı / Just Different”.
“Kodokushi” and “Sadece Farkli / Just Different”, two national competition feature titles will have their world premieres and “Flaşbellek / Flashdrive”, “Gelincik / Weasel”, “Gölgeler İçinde / In the Shadows”, “Koku / Fragrance”, “Kumbara / Penny Bank”, “Mavzer” and “Ölü Ekmeği / Food for Funeral” will have their Istanbul premieres at the 8th Bosphorus Film Festival.
10 Films from China to Italy Vying for the Gran Prix worth 50,000 TL
This year, International Feature Film Competition will showcase 10 films. Under the presidency of director, scriptwriter and producer Joanna Kos-Krauze, the jury members to judge the International Feature Competition films are director Ismet Sijarina; producer Anna Katchko, Chief Advisor of Kazakh Cinema Center; Nariman Aliev, winner of Best Director Award at 7th Bosphorus Film Festival with “Homeward”, and Zlatko Vidackovic, FIPRESCI member and Artistic Director of Pula Film Festival. This year’s 10-titled International Feature Film Competition line-up includes Manijeh Hekmat’s “Bandar Band”, Pjer Zalica’s “Focus, Grandma”, Ensar Altay's “Kodokushi”, Chiara Bellosi’s “Ordinary Justice”, Ahmet Sonmez’s “Just Different”, Svetla Tsotsorkova’s “Sister”, Jing Wang’s “The Best is Yet to Come”, Ru Hasanov’s “The Island Within”, Jeanette Nordahl’s “Wildland”, and Antoneta Kastrati's “Zana”.
All the titles within the International Feature Film Competition will have their Turkey premieres at the 8th Bosphorus Film Festival and “Kodokushi” and “Sadece Farklı / Just Different” will be showcased both within national and international competitions!
Short Fiction and Short Documentary Films Awaiting Their Audiences!
Short Fiction Jury members; directors Banu Sivaci and Cihan Saglam, and film critic Murat Tolga Sen will judge, within the National Short Fiction category, the following films: Mahsum Taskin’s “Binbir Gece / Thousand and One Nights”, Zeynep Dilan Suren’s “Büyük İstanbul Depresyonu / The Great Istanbul depression”, Alperen Albayrak’s “Derinlik Algısı / Perception of Depth”, Elif Hamamci’s “Geri Dönüşüm / Re-Transform”, Emre Sert and Gozde Yetiskin’s “Kısmet”, Volkan Girgin’s “Konuşma / Don’t Talk”, Gokalp Gonen’s “Lal”, Yesim Tonbaz’s “Münhasir / Uniq”, Murat Ugurlu’s “Tapınak / Temple”, Huseyin Aydin Gursoy’s “Toz Olmak / Turning to Dust”, Yavuz Akyildiz’s “Yağmur, Şnorkel ve Taze Fasulye / Rain, Snorkel and Green Beans”, and Onur Guler’s “Yara / The Hurt”. And the International Short Fiction films to be judged are Linh Duong’s “A Trip to Heaven”, Anthony Nti’s “Good Night”, Zhannat Alshanova’s “History of Civilization”, Sameh Alaa’s “I am Afraid to Forget Your Face”, Firas Khoury’s “Maradona’s Legs”, Hristo Simeonov’s “Nina”, Pedro Peralta’s “Perpetual Night”, Edgardo Pistone’s “The Flies”, Farah Nabulsi’s “The Present” and Francesca Canepa’s “The Silence of the River”.
And Short Documentary Jury members; writer Samed Karagoz and directors Senem Bay & Vuslat Saracoglu will judge, within the National Short Documentary category, the following documentaries: Ozgenur Gulerce’s “Aşık Feymani / Minstrel Feymani”, Muhammed Emre Ozdemir and Hakan Demirel’s “Baraka / Shack”, Melih Aslan’s “Bisikletçi / Cyclist”, Feyzi Baran and Kamil Kahrama’s “Bu da mı Gol Değil? / Offside Again?”, Ridvan Karaman’s “Donuk Bakışlar / Glassy Stares”, Ahmet Kecili’s “Seval”, Malaz Usta’s “Sürgünde Bir Yıl / A Year in Exile” and Fatih Ertekin’s “Yaylacı / Transhumant” and within the International Short Documentary Competition; Mahdi Fleifel’s “3 Logical Exits”, Randa Maroufi’s “Ceuta’s Gate”, Halima Ouardiri’s “Clebs”, Gregoire Verbeke’s “I Feel Your Eyes”, Nevena Desivojevic’s “Outside the Oranges are Blooming”, Adriano Valerio’s “The Eagles of Carthage”, Alex Evstigneev’s “The Golden Buttons” and Maja Novakovic’s “Then Comes the Evening”.
Festival Premieres Create Excitement!
Bosphorus Film Festival’s “Premieres” section hosting the Turkey premieres of the awaited films of the year will bring to the audiences Philippe Falardeau’s “My Salinger Year”; opening film of 70th Berlin Film Festival that portrays an aspiring young woman working at the literary agency of J.D. Salinger, Majid Majidi's “Sun Children”, opening film of the festival, Dominic Cooke’s “The Courier” world-premiered at Sundance Film Festival, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There is No Evil”, winner of Golden Bear award at 70th Berlin Film Festival.
Bosphorus Film Lab will be Organized Online!
To be organized as a part of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival, Bosphorus Film Lab, this year, will be organized at the digital platform. Creating an active sharing environment by bringing together foreign guests with participants at digital platforms, Bosphorus Film Lab activities, training sessions for the finalists and the pitching sessions with the exclusive participation of the invited professionals will be organized online.
Important Information on the COVID-19 Precautions
To run from 23-30 October, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival screenings will be made implementing the precautions specified by “General Instructions on the Controlled Normalization Process in Cultural and Artistic Facilities” dated as June 23, 2020 necessitated by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Investments and Enterprises.
Bosphorus Film Festival will realize physical screenings in movie theatres this year as well with a programme re-determined according to COVID-19 precautions. In accordance with the precautions, movie theatres will be prepared a while before the screenings and guests will be accepted gradually in a way to prevent crowd-gathering. Warning signs will be placed on the floors indicating the physical distancing conditions of 1.5 meters. At the entrance, audiences will be subject to contactless temperature check and those who have higher temperature than 37.5 degrees will not be accepted to the theatre and will be sent to a health institution instead. In addition, hand sanitizers will be placed at the entrance and audiences/participants will be accepted to the theatres after disinfecting their hands. Necessitating the audiences to wear masks inside the theatres and halls, a seating arrangement will be made in accordance with the social distancing rules where the front and adjacent seats will be empty. And the ventilating systems of the halls will perform during the screenings with hundred percent fresh air. In case crowds gather at the lounge after the screenings, the attendants will direct the audiences to the exit in accordance with the social distancing code. And floor signs, lanes and barriers will be placed reminding the social distancing rules in order to prevent the crowd gathering at the information desk, buffet and restrooms.