Festival Date: 4-8 March 2020,
Initiated by Katadrom Arts and Culture and Social Politics Association based in Istanbul- ‘The 8th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival’ will be held between the dates of 4th – 8th of March 2020 in Istanbul, to then continue its yearly tour across other cities around the world.

2020 theme is “Urban”
The Festival will screen more than 100 short features, short documentaries, short animations etc. of young filmmakers, students and teams who express different perspectives, concepts, and imaginations about “Urban”.

The programme of ICPFF consists of following sections:
“Urban”; the main theme,
“Cultural Insights”; where the cultural perspectives and contrast of life will be focused, “Ridicule”; where the films that entreats the absurd and humorous sides of life will be screened,
“Purple Portraits”; where the stories and experiences of powerful women will be told, “Umbrella”; standing against all kinds of discrimination and exclusion,
“Swerve Away”; stories of lives that are changed with a sharp turn,
“So Far, So Close”; stories of late history, personal history and nostalgia,
“Hybrid Sensations”; where all the sensations turn upside-down.

Festival Date: 4-8 March 2020, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline: January 5, 2020


“Potluck Award”
“Potluck Award” is the total sum of the submission fees to the festival. The collected application fee is going to be given as the Potluck Award, to a fellow filmmaker.
In this way, filmmakers who submitted their film to the festival will be contributing to a fellow filmmaker.
The winning film will be announced on the Closing of the festival and through the festival’s social media pages and official website.

“Sema Fener Award”
Sema Fener who is involved on film technics, is known for her support for young filmmakers and short films and shares this support with the films that attend International Changing Perspectives Film Festival. Starting from 2019,
The Potluck Competition Selection, launched in 2016 and evaluated by film professionals will also be considered for Sema Fener Award.

Short films which do not exceed 20 minutes. – all with English subtitles – completed after January 1, 2019.

Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
The films must be completed after January 1, 2019.
Films dealing with the topics mentioned above will be preferred
All films in a language other than English must have English subtitles

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 during the year. (Max. 5 times)

Stay tuned for more details!


International Changing Perspectives Film Festival
Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association

Festival Office
Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association
Gümüşsuyu Mah. Kutlu Sokak No: 43/5
Beyoglu – Istanbul 34435 TURKEY

T: 90 212 252 49 24