The International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival is an international take-away film festival dealing with the topic of cultural exchange. The festival will start in Istanbul with a week program. During the year there will be other screenings in various European cities. Filmmakers will be invited and academic panel discussions on the topic of academic cultural exchange will be held.

Initiated by Katadrom Arts and Culture and Social Politics Association based in Istanbul- ‘The 6th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival’ will be held between the dates of 10th – 15th of April 2018 in Istanbul, to then continue its yearly tour across other cities around the world.

2018 theme is "wild"
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 "Wild".

The festival already left a mark for its innovative and groundbreaking character – a ‘take-away’ festival consisting of films screenings, panel discussions, photography exhibitions, and workshops.

Festival Date: 10 – 15 April 2018, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline: Feb 16, 2018

The theme of 2018 – “Wild”
This year, the main theme of the festival will be “Wild”. There will be a festival section about 15 films, a photography exhibition and a panel discussion focusing on the main topic.
Besides 2018 thematic-focused programs, the festival will also screen films under its traditional sections: Exchange Experience, Cultural Insights, Ridicule, Umbrella. Purple Portraits...

Short films which do not exceed 20 minutes. – all with English subtitles – completed after January 1, 2017.

Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
The films must be completed after January 1, 2017.
Films previously submitted to the Festival, will not be reconsidered for the 2018 Festival.
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.

Stay tuned for more details!

International Changing Perspectives Short 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

Overall Rating
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    Irida Zhonga

    Thank you for selecting my film, I wish I would have been there for the screening!

    April 2017
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    Chris McGuiness

    Didn't go but would like to know what happen in regards to my film at the festival

    April 2017
  • Great Festival! Fantastic opportunity, thank you so much!!!

    March 2017
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    Maninder Chana

    Happy to have our short play at Changing Perspectives. While we couldn't attend, communication between the organizers was stellar. They also screened the short twice during the festival which was very much appreciated as most festivals only offer audiences one chance to see something and if your schedule doesn't allow it, you don't have another opportunity. Highly recommend this festival.

    March 2017