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 7th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival’ will be held between the dates of 6th – 10th of March 2019 in Istanbul, to then continue its yearly tour across other cities around the world.

2019 theme is "Distance"
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 "Distance".

The programme of ICPFF consists of following sections:
“Distance”; 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.

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: 6-10 March 2019, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2019

“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 the festival’s social media pages and official website.

2018 Potluck Awards
Chosen by the international programming team of ICPFF and selected by a jury of experienced professionals of cinema, arts, and culture, last year’s award went to 2 titles:

“Calamity”. directed by Séverine De Streyker and Maxime Feyers (Potluck Award)
“In White”. directed by Dania Bdeir. (Professionals’ Choice)

The theme of 2019 – “Distance”
This year, the main theme of the festival will be “Distance”. There will be a festival section about 15 films, a photography exhibition and a panel discussion focusing on the main topic.
Besides 2019 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, 2018.

Films should be no longer than 20 minutes
The films must be completed after January 1, 2018.
Films previously submitted to the Festival, will not be reconsidered for the 2019 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. (Max. 5 times)

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
  • Excellent festival with great communication.

    March 2019
  • Sadly couldn't attend, but great communication, great website and seemed like a lovely festival :)

    March 2019
  • Dean Marriott

    Unfortunately, I didn't attend the festival in Istanbul, however, I can say that all of my dealings with the team were of a high standard. Communication was clear, and the festival marketing was top quality. It is obvious that the people running this festival do so with passion and really care. I look forward to meeting the team when the festival comes to Berlin later in the year!

    March 2019
  • Mehmet Tığlı

    I am very proud of to be a part of this perfect indie festival. Congratulations to all young and excellent members of this festival.

    March 2019
  • Great festival, great communication. Thanks for my first festival selection-happy to be part of it.

    September 2018