The new film season started in the southern province of Adana with the 25th Adana International Film Festival on the last week of September and continued with the 56th Antalya International Film Festival on the first week of October.
But they are not the only film events of this month. Ten other festivals are adding a specific flavor to this month, which is celebrating film art.
“Filmekimi” (Film October) has been one of the main cinematographic events for 17 years. The best films of the year, films awarded at Cannes, Venice and Berlin, are screened every year to full house spectators. They are mostly premieres of the films which will come to our cinemas during the year. This year’s program included important films such as “Burning,” “Shoplifters,” “Cold War,” Dogman,” Girl,” “Ash is Purest White,” “Kefernahum,” “The Summer,” “The Favorite” and others.
Filmekimi will repeat some of its programs in two cities after Istanbul this year. The program in Ankara continues until Oct. 16 and the program in the Aegean province of İzmir will take place between Oct. 19 and 23.
Since Antalya decided not to realize the National Competition last year, Turkish filmmakers created their own National Competition. This year, the event took place in Istanbul on the same dates of the Antalya Festival.