The Festival

INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA FILM FESTIVAL



INTERNATIONAL ANTALYA FILM FESTIVAL

Turkey’s longest-running film festival with a fascinating history of 53 years, the International Antalya Film Festival is distinguished as one of the most established film festivals in the world and Turkey’s premiere cinema hub. A film industry nexus blending the creativity of several geographies and hosting leading industry professionals from across the world, the IAFF is regarded, owing to the passion it stirs in its followers, “the memory of the Turkish cinema”. The feature competitions and selections of IAFF bring over 100 titles to the film industry professionals, members of the press and international audiences.

A HISTORY OF CELEBRATED GUESTS
The long list of international guests who have honoured IAFF with their master classes, films or workshops have included, over the years, Adrien Brody, Christopher Lambert, Jafar Panahi, John Landis, Kevin Spacey, Leo Carax, Marisa Tomei, Michael Madsen, Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Roeg, Paul Verhoeven, Samira Makhmalbaf, Kathleen Turner, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Sophie Marceau, Taylor Hackford and Woody Harrelson. IAFF has presented Honour Awards to Hanna Schygulla, Shekhar Kapur, Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Catherine Deneuve, Faye Dunaway, Norman Jewison, Peter O’Toole, Kim Ki Duk and David Carradine while hosting workshops and master classes by Andrew Davis, Stephan Hopkins, Louis Gardel, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, Olivier Lorelle, Jacques Deschamps, Michel Fessler, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cromwell, Irvin Kershner, Padraic Delaney, Barbara Bouchet and Joan Machintosh.

ANTALYA FILM FORUM
Antalya Film Forum is a co-production and project development market organized with the aim of expanding co-production opportunities between Turkey and the neighbouring territories (the Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Turkic Republics); to support the development of the film industry; to encourage, using both material and promotional means, producers and filmmakers towards the production of new titles and to boost the renown of projects in the international arena. Besides Pitching Platform and Work in Progress Platform, last year’s Antalya Film Forum held a Documentary Pitching Platform which documentary projects in development stage can compete.