About The Festival

Initiated by Katadrom Arts and Culture and Social Politics Association based in Istanbul- ‘The 3rd International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival’ will be held between the dates of 24th – 26th 2015 of April in Istanbul, Copenhagen and Sofia and different universities around the world.

The Festival will screen about 100 short features, short documentaries, short animations etc. of young filmmakers, students and teams who express different perspectives about dealing with different identities.

Festival Date: 24 -26 April 2015,  Istanbul
Deadline for the submission of the films: 24th of March 2015

The topic of 2015 – “IDENTITY”

This year, the main topic of the 3rd Film Festival will be “Identity.” There will be a festival section about 15 films, a photography exhibition and an panel discussion focusing on the main topic.

There are so many different identities: Cultural identity, social identity, Sexual identity, religious identity

Identity something so blurry but can be so clear at the same time. Identity, linked to our language and our cultural background, to our passion or job, to our family or home country. Or is identity something which is only socially constructed and does not exist at all? Playing with identity can be a game, creating your identity, how you want the world to perceive you…Or is Identity something essential, something that we cannot switch on and of the way we want it? Some people will always be stigmatized by a certain identity. Others have the luxury to switch between different identities just the way it suits them. During the festival we want to explore the different aspects of identity providing a platform for all the diverse perspectives on the topic.


Short films which does not exceed 20 minutes – (documentaries less than 30 minutes) short-films, music videos, experimental films etc. – all with English subtitle will be screened during the festival. Festival mainly focuses on films dealing with different identitys, lifestyles, horizons and perspectives, different cultures, subcultures and immigration.

  • Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
  • Documentaries should be no longer than 30 minutes
  • Films dealing with the topics mentioned above will be preferred.
  • All films in a language other than English must have English subtitles.
  • After official selection of a film the festival is qualified to use excerpts from the film, with a maximum of 1 minutes for promotional purposes (The total duration of the excerpts is not to exceed more than 10% of the film running time).
  • As Changing Perspectives Film Festival is a take-away Festival it should be accepted that films will be screened in different places apart from the festival

Festival Date: 24 -26 April 2015,   Istanbul
Deadline for the submission of the films: 21th of March 2015
Entry Fee: After 26th of Jaunary: 5 euro (via paypal to

You can submit your films via following sites:

Please make sure to fill out your submission carefully. We need following materials in order to accept your submission:

– Digital Media File of the film with English subtitles
– Synopsis
– Technical and artistic fact sheet
– English dialogue list
– Poster
– Photos of the film
– Director’s biography and filmography,
– Photo of director


Statement of agreement                                  

I hereby confirm that I have read all of the rules and regulations listed in the International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival (icpsff) submission guidelines and the terms and conditions listed in the release form, before submitting my film work mentioned above, to the Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival 2015. I also confirm that I understand and agree to abide by all of the guidelines, rules and regulations posted by icpsff relating to the submission of my work to the Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival in general and in particular.
I understood and agreed that If my film will be selected for the festival program, as a take away film festival; icpsff, can screen my film during the year in different cities and countries maximum 5 times at a festival selection from the program. Film makers will just be informed of other screenings by e-mail.
The Festival Committee is responsible for resolving all issues that are beyond the scope of Festival rules & regulations and disputes or disagreements that might occur.

Festival Office

Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association

Huseyinaga Mah. Nane Sokak No: 12/4
Istiklal Cad. Beyoglu – Istanbul 34435 TURKEY
T: 90 212 252 49 24    F: 90 212 245 62 48  –