The first Ankara International Film Festival was held in 1988, under the name “Ankara Film Fair”.
The Ankara International Film Festival has been investing on the future generations of the National Cinema since its establishment. Its primary goal is to discover and support new names that will shape the future of the Turkish Cinema. Within this context, the Festival evalueted numerous national productions of feature, short, documentary, experimental and animation films with qualified juries. In addition to the selections from the world cinema, short films were not neglected and numerous international films and artists have been invited to meet the audiences every year. The Festival also promoted the competitions in the other categories of cartoon, poster design and Film Story, that support the art of cinema and hosted variety of exhibitions of graphic design, photography and video-art. On the other hand theoretical, academical and practical contribution was facilitated and panels, workshops and conferences were organised in the variety of fields including, history, sociology, women’s issues and sector’s issues within the framework of the Festival. Providing practical experience is not the only aim of the realised workshops. Those workshops made the art reachable for all age groups, including children, youngsters and even the retirees. Each single year of the festival created a synergy, spreading into the city, by bringing artists and public together.
Feature films, documentaries, experimental, fiction and animation shorts, produced after June 2021 in DCP, 35mm and other digital formats can apply to the competition.
To participate in the festival, the application form in Festival’s webpage should be completed, signed and sent to the World Mass Media Research Foundation with 3 DVD/Blu-ray copies.
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
The Ankara International Film Festival is organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation,
Farabi Sokak No: 29/1
Phone: +90 312 468 7745
+90 312 468 3892
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