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The new dates are now May 25 to 29, 2021.

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, generation 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 created.

ICPSFF is an international take-away film festival dealing with the topic of cultural exchange. The festival will start in Istanbul with a week-long program. Over the following year, there will be other screenings in various European cities. Filmmakers will be invited, and academic panel discussions on the topic of cultural exchange will be held. 

As part of  Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association, ICPSFF aims to stimulate artistic and cultural creativity. Its special aim is to provide a platform for young critical filmmakers who deal with a wide variety of cultural exchange and social issues. 

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.

Katadrom Arts, Culture and Social Politics Association is the founder and organizer of the International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival. The festival is carried out by Katadrom’s directors and a group of workers and volunteers.

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 “generation” and festival’s traditional thematic sections.

The programme of ICPFF consists of following sections:
Isolation”; the main theme,
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

The 10th International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival – ICPSFF is scheduled to take place from May 10th to 14th 2022, in Istanbul.

Submissions must be made via the FilmFreeway platform (www.filmfreeway.com/icpsff). The regular submission deadline for the festival was February 28th, 2021, with a late deadline of April 8th




Feature Films Included!
Along with short films, a selection of feature films will also be screened at the festival.

Besides 2021 thematic-focused programs, the festival will also screen films under its traditional sections: Exchange Experience, Cultural Insights, Ridicule, Umbrella. Purple Portraits…


For the Detailed Regulations and Terms of the 2022 Edition, please click


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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
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)


“Potluck Award”
A group of films, among all the shorts screened in the different sections of the festival, will be selected by the festival’s organizers and programmers to compete for the “Potluck Award”. The Potluck Award is the total sum of the submission fees paid to the festival. The collected application fee will be given, as the Potluck Award, to the director of the winning film, which will be chosen by a jury. This way, filmmakers who submitted their films to the festival will be contributing to a fellow filmmaker. The winning film will be announced at the Closing of the festival, as well as on the festival’s social media pages and official website.

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

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