The 2nd International Amity Short Film Festival, to be held from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, will commemorate late minstrel Aşık Veysel.
This event will feature 50 short films and four feature films for moviegoers. This year's festival received submissions of over 750 films from 62 countries. The films will be screened at Fitaş Cinema, SALT Galata and Zeytinburnu Cultural Center.
Alongside the film screenings, a talk titled, “Experiences in transition to feature-length” will take place at SALT Galata on Dec. 14. The panel will be moderated by festival Director Faysal Soysal and include jury chair Reis Çelik, Nima Javidi and Ado Hasanovic.
Soysal announced the program for the Festival at an introductory meeting held in Akademi Beyoğlu on İstiklal Avenue on Dec. 4. “This year, we are holding our festival in memory of our precious minstrel Aşık Veysel, who has all the definitions of friendship we desire, who, despite his own dark world due to his blindness, shed light on his time and the present. He created immortal notes with his instrument not only on his own homeland but also in regions of the world hungry for friendship and love.”
According to Soysal, from the 750 submissions, 16 special short films from 11 different countries will compete for the awards. This selection, consisting of everything from animated movies and fiction films, includes three films from Turkey, four from Iran and one each from the Netherlands, the U.S., Italy, China, Taiwan, Iraq, France, Kosovo and Russia. In addition to the competition selection, the festival is divided into three other sections: 40 Years of Gratitude, Special Screening and Panorama.
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