The International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival accepts the titles with new perspectives and appreciates discoveries with fresh views. Every year festival deals with global topics and themes such as identity, borders, migration, cultural dialogue, environment, urbanism, dystopia and utopia, cultural exchange, by choosing a different focus subject every year.

For 2022 festival highlights the topic of "Generation" to provide a platform for filmmakers and film lovers to share their works and ideas. As a 'take away" event, the festival starts in Istanbul with a week program and continues throughout the year at different cities and places around the world.

The festival team hopes to conduct it in the real venues and share the gained online experiences by realizing online events during the festival along with the traditional screening, workshops, exhibitions, and Q&A sessions.

The festivals priorities are, Multiculturalism Diversity of views and cultural diversity, Novelty and freshness Environment, New media and digital platform, Social issues and identities Minorities.

Initiated by Katadrom Arts and Culture and Social Politics Association based in Istanbul- ‘The 10th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival’ will be held between the dates of 10th – 14th of May 2022 in Istanbul, to then continue its yearly tour across other cities around the world.

2022 theme is "Generation"

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 "isolation" and festival's traditional thematic sections.

The programme of ICPFF consists of following sections:
“Generation”; the main theme of 2022,
“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: 10-14 May 2022, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline:
Regular: February 28, 2022
Late Deadline: March 31, 2022

“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.

The winners of previous edition of the Changing Perspectives Film Festival Awards are
at the website

2021 winner:
Mosaic / Mozaik
Director: İmge Özbilge & Sine Özbilge

For the Detailed Regulations and Terms of the 2022 Edition, please visit:

The theme of 2022 – “Generation”

This year, the main theme of the festival will be “Generation”. There will be a festival section about 10- 15 films, a photography exhibition and a panel discussion focusing on the main topic.
Besides 2022 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, 2021.

Films should be no longer than 20 minutes. (30 min for documentaries)
The films must be completed after January 1, 2021.
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

Overall Rating
  • The festival team was helpful, thank you for the selection my film "Bo and Trash". Hope we can meet some day in person.

    June 2022
  • Egemen Kum

    It was a great experience. Thank you so much

    May 2022
  • Thank you sooo much for choosing my film! It's truly a wonderful festival withreally great communication:) Highly reccomended!!!

    July 2021
  • kayahan kaya

    Thank you for everything. Great organization and communication

    July 2021
  • Amir Zargara

    Thanks for having us :)

    July 2020