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.

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.

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.

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 entreat 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.

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




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.


“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.

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

You can submit your films via following link:



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