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

“Potluck Award”
We are also happy to announce a first in ICPFF: Potluck Award. The "Potluck Award" is the money collected from this year's submission fees, and it will be given to the best title. 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 Opening of the festival and through festival’s social media pages and official website.

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
  • Liudmila Komrakova

    Замечательная организация фестиваля. Очень профессиональный подход к составлению каталога фильмов. Организаторы быстро отвечали на все письма и были доброжелательны и приветливы. Желаем фестивалю процветания и успехов!

    June 2018
  • it was a great pleasure to be part of Changing Perspectives Film Festival. Although we couldn't be there, the communication with the organizing team was excellent.Our best wishes for the next editions of the festival.

    May 2018
  • mohammad poustindouz

    thas amazing festival , i hope one time be there

    April 2018
  • joseph erb


    April 2018
  • Maribel Apuya

    I am honored that my film, "Filipina", was chosen to screen here. I was not able to attend this film festival, but the organizers were wonderful in communicating and providing marketing materials to promote the event.

    April 2018