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Istanbul To Host National and International Films: 7th Bosphorus Film Festival 18-25 October 2019

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7. Boğaziçi Film Festivali (7th Bosphorus Film Festival) is going to start on 18 October 2019 and go on till 25 October 2019
7. Boğaziçi Film Festivali (7th Bosphorus Film Festival) is going to start on 18 October 2019 and go on till 25 October 2019

7. Boğaziçi Film Festivali (7th Bosphorus Film Festival) is going to start on 18 October 2019 and go on till 25 October 2019. So, during this 1-week-festival, both national and international films, directors, film-makers, actors and actresses will surge into Istanbul.

Many Films Will Compete at Istanbul’s Festival

While many films around the world will come to screen for the festival, they will also compete for the big prize will be given at the end of it. The festival president, Ogün Şanlıer started his opening speech by expressing the honour hosting in Istanbul. For this purpose, he honoured the influential, master figures both from national and international cinema. Şanlıer emphasized that this year’s festival slogan is “Istanbul’s festival”. Moreover, the festival president Şanlıer revealed that they had received 58 applications this year for the national feature competition.

The festival president Ogün Şanlıer emphasized that this year’s festival slogan is “Istanbul’s festival”
The festival president Ogün Şanlıer emphasized that this year’s festival slogan is “Istanbul’s festival”

7th Bosphorus Film Festival Will Start With A Very Special Film 

This year, The Bosphorus Film Festival will bring to the cinephiles a very special opening film. The closing film of 72nd Cannes Film Festival, “The Specials” will be on the screen right after the opening ceremony on October 18. Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache duo directed the movie. And the famous actor Vincent Cassel starred as the leading role. The movie is based on a true-life story and is about two idealist characters who have dedicated their lives to young people with autism. Dealing with social issues and starring famous actors such as Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb is one of the most exciting films of the festival.

This year, 7th Bosphorus Film Festival will start with 72nd Cannes Film Festival closing film “The Specials"
This year, 7th Bosphorus Film Festival will start with 72nd Cannes Film Festival closing film “The Specials”

Besides, 9 films from Turkey will be competing for the Golden Dolphin. So, the grant of the winner is 100.000 TRY at the National Feature Film Competition. The competition will host the outstanding films of the year. On the other hand, the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival have also revealed International Competition films. The films have had their world premiers at international festivals. So the films in this section will be competing for five categories. So, those categories are Best International Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Jury Special Prize. The Best Film of the competition will receive a monetary award worth 50,000 TL.

The 7th Bosphorus Film Festival will showcase a total of 83 films from 25 countries
The 7th Bosphorus Film Festival will showcase a total of 83 films from 25 countries

World Cinema Will Come to 7th Bosphorus Film Festival

The 7th Bosphorus Film Festival will showcase a total of 83 films from 25 countries! In other words, the festival is bringing the best and awarded films from all around the world to Istanbul, Turkey.

Bosphorus Film Festival Celebrating Its Seventh Year With The Masters!

Bosphorus Film Festival is celebrating its seventh year with David Fincher’s cult film “Se7en”. It is a story about a serial killer’s murdering of the committers of the 7 deadly sins with his own methods. Additionally, Ingmar Bergman’s “Seventh Seal”, a 1957 film regarded as one of the most important films of the film history, will also be on the screen. Finally, Akira Kurosawa’s peak of his career, “Seventh Samurai”, a 1954 production is going to be watched, too.

Bosphorus Film Festival is celebrating its seventh year with David Fincher’s cult film “Se7en”
Bosphorus Film Festival is celebrating its seventh year with David Fincher’s cult film “Se7en”

7th Bosphorus Film Festival Will Host Kim Ki Duk!

Kim Ki Duk is one of the pioneer directors of the South Korean cinema. Besides, he is a silent breath of the cinema, too. Kim Ki Duk is mostly famous for his unique style. So, the director is coming to Turkey to receive the Honorary Award from the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival. Above all, he has created his film language within his long filmmaking career.

Kim Ki Duk is the honoured guest of the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival
Kim Ki Duk is the honoured guest of the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival

The pioneering director Kim Ki Duk has received many awards from the prominent film festivals including Berlin, Venice, and Cannes. And a special retrospective will be presented to the audiences within the festival. In addition to “The Net” and “Pieta”, “Human, Space, Time, Human” that was a part of the Berlin Film Festival will be on the screen for the first time in Turkey. So, having a Master Class within Bosphorus Film Lab, the director will be presented with the Honorary Award at the closing ceremony.

Witness To Magical World of the Cinema at 7th Bosphorus Film Festival

International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy will organize the 7th Bosphorus International Film Festival. The festival will run this year from October 18-25, 2019 and the screenings will take place in Atlas, Beyoğlu and Kadıköy movie theatres.

Screening Schedule of the 1st day of Bosphorus Film Festival
Screening Schedule of the 1st day of Bosphorus Film Festival

The tickets for all short film screenings will be available for 5 TL. What’s more, for feature films, regular tickets for 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00 screenings will be available for 10 TL. On the other hand, for 19.30 and 21.30 screenings, 15 TL. Student tickets will be available for 5 TL for all the feature screenings. In short, starting from October 7, the festival tickets will be on sale at biletinial.com.

7th Bosphorus Film Festival's ticket prices vary from 5 TRY to 15 TRY
7th Bosphorus Film Festival’s ticket prices vary from 5 TRY to 15 TRY

In addition to all, 7th Bosphorus Film Festival is organized with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, TRT as the Institutional Partner, Anadolu Agency as the Global Communication Partner and Türk Medya as the Institutional Communication Partner.

The Excitement of the 7th Bosphorus Film Festival on Social Media

As for the social media accounts of the festival, that would be a good way to become aware of the latest news. In this respect, you can follow the festival’s social media accounts;

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