The second International Bosphorus Film Festival opened on Nov. 14 in Istanbul. Organized by the Boğazici Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, the festival focuses on Polish cinema as Turkey and Poland mark 600 years of diplomatic ties.
“Papusza,” “Life Feels Good,” “The Girl from the Wardrobe,” “Erratum,” “Ida,” “Imagine,” “You are God,” “My Father’s Bike,” “Fear of Falling” and “Walesa: Man of Hope” are among the films that will be screened at the festival.
American actor Omar Metwally, filmmaker Sam French and Croatian actress Kristina Krepela, as well as Ivana Chubbuck, the acting coach of Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, James Franco and Halle Berry, will attend panel discussions during the festival.
Workshops, panels and discussions on cinema will also be organized.
The Ahmet Uluçay Grand Prize will be granted to the best short film in Animation, Experimental, Short Film and Documentary categories, selected based on the criteria of cinema aesthetics, cinema technics and creativity.
The festival will continue until Nov. 28 with free admission at movie theaters Atlas, Cine Majestik as well as Bağlarbaşı Culture Center, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Culture Center and Tophane-i Amire.