Directed By Women Turkey in İstanbul in its fifth edition / Bianet English

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İstanbul will host short films by female directors from various countries during the fifth edition of the ‘Directed By Women Turkey Festival,’ which will take place on September 22-23-24.

Article published by Bianet English on the 14th of September

Directed By Women Turkey – The International Women Short Film Directors Festival which is hosted in Spain, the USA, and many other countries with the same name, will be hosted by Turkey in its fifth edition this year.

Directed By Women Turkey, the first international festival in Turkey dedicated to women short film directors aims to support the creative processes of women in cinema, encourage their productions, and increase cultural and artistic interactions among female directors from different countries.

In addition to film screenings that will take place for three days from September 22 to 24, 2023, the festival will also include workshops.

This year, alongside the workshops to be held at the Barış Manço Cultural Center, a documentary consisting of 13 short films shot by Alice Guy between 1898 and 1907 will be screened at the festival in collaboration with the French Cultural Center.

Over 40 films in the National, International, Documentary, and Young Perspective categories, and Berna Gençalp’s documentary film ‘Kim Mihri’ will meet the audience in the festival through special screenings.

Furthermore, as is the tradition, the festival will host events with prominent figures in the field. Discussions will be held with author Ayfer Tunç and female comedians Deniz Özturhan and Hande Yögen.

Organized with the contributions of the Women in Cinema Association and the support of Kadıköy Municipality, the festival will award the Best Film Award to a selected film in each category. 

Published on 14th of September, by Bianet English.

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