28th Ankara International Film Festival • 20-30 April 2017

Ankara International Film Festival, has been organized since 1988, following years with the interest of cinema lovers, quickly becoming Ankara’s most precious event with its varied and rich line-up and its original side events. At the moment, it is the leading cultural and art organization in Turkey. With 2017, it has reached its 28th edition…


Ankara will welcome spring with the festival!

Ankara International Film Festival, organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation will take place between 20-30 April 2017. The 28 th edition of the festival, with its stunning selection of films is waiting to meet the crowds. The festival will include, “world cinema”, “national feature”, “short” and “documentary” film screenings as well as “national feature”, “national short” and “national documentary” competitions. The Festival will distribute: First Prize of 20,000 TL, Second Prize of 10,000 TL and Third Prize of 5,000 TL within the national documentary film competition, First Prize of 10,000 TL, Second Prize of 5,000 TL and Third Prize of 2,500 TL within the national short film competition.

Ankara International Film Festival gives full support to short filmmakers!

Furthermore, this year, for the first time, with the collaboration of Ankara International Film Festival and German Embassy, Ankara, there is going to be a separate category, with the theme “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” within the context of short film competition. The participants can apply with their fiction, experimental, animation and documentary films that are not exceeding 5 minutes. Moreover, within the themed short film competitions, First Prize of 10,000 TL, Second Prize of 5,000 TL and Third Prize of 2,500 TL will be distributed. The applications are open as of January 2nd 2017. The application forms and regulations can be found here and on festival’s social media accounts. The deadline is 24 th of February.


Ankara International Film Festival Brings Cinema From The World To The Capital

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and under the main sponsorship of Halkbank, curiously awaited Ankara International Film Festival will meet the audiences again with a program full of surprises between 20-30 April 2017.

Festival will include the following sections this year: In Memory of, Fresh from Berlin, One Country: Spain, A Retrospective: Terence Davies, Blindness, Masterwork and From the World Festivals. more >>

27th Ankara International Film Festival News

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Countdown for Festival tickets

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2016 Honor Awards winners are announced!

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24th of February is the last day for submissions

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The theme of this year “Sight and Sound”

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