8th Bosphorus Film Festival rejoins its audiences

Bringing to the cinephiles long awaited and awarded latest films with the slogan #AgainstAllOdds, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival kicks off tomorrow.

8th Bosphorus Film Festival rejoins its audiences

Bringing to the cinephiles long awaited and awarded latest films with the slogan #AgainstAllOdds, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival kicks off tomorrow.

Organized by Bosphorus Culture & Art Foundation with the contribution of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, and support of Global Communication Partner; Anadolu Agency, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival, on the boil of hosting the festival followers at movie theatres between 23-30 October this year, kicks off tomorrow with the opening film; Iranian director Majid Majidi’s latest work “Sun Children”.

Festival Opens with Majid Majidi’s film “Sun Children”

8th Bosphorus Film Festival’s opening film is Majid Majidi's Sun Children that world premiered at the Main Competition of 77th Venice Film Festival and brought Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award to Rouhollah Zamani. Having won Best Editing and Best Actor awards with his film Beyond the Clouds at the 5th Bosphorus Film Festival where it had its Turkey premiere, Majid Majidi’s latest film Sun Children focuses on the story of Ali and his three friends who work hard to earn their living. The film will be screened tomorrow night at 21.00 in both Beyoglu and Kadikoy movie theatres.

Bosphorus Film Lab’s Online Events Arouse Excitement

Industry section of the festival, Bosphorus Film Lab events will bring current and noteworthy topics to the participants accompanied with the film professionals. Creating an active sharing environment by bringing together foreign and local guests with participants at digital platforms, Bosphorus Film Lab will ensure the participants will have a rich festival experience with panels, presentations, talks and Instagram live chats in addition to the film screenings.

Tomorrow at the Festival

In addition to the opening film, first day of 8th Bosphorus Film Festival will have National Feature Film Competition, International Feature Film Competition, International Short Documentary Competition film screenings. In Beyoglu movie theatre, at 13.00 and 15.00 screenings, International Short Documentary Competition films; 3 Logical Exits, Ceuta’s Gate, Clebs, I Feel Your Eyes, Outside the Oranges are Blooming, The Eagles of Carthage, The Golden Buttons and Then Comes the Evening will be shown. At 18.00, Nasipse Adayız / You Know Him will be screened with the participation of the film crew. At 21.00, cinephiles will have the opportunity to watch the festival’s opening film Sun Children. And in Kadikoy movie theatre, film buffs will see Focus, Grandma at 13.00, Zana at 15.30, Ordinary Justice at 18.00 and festival’s opening film Sun Children at 21.00.

Screening info and trailers are accessible at the festival’s social media accounts and detailed information and application forms are accessible at the festival catalogue at www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com.

Tickets Available at Mobilet!

Physical screenings to take place in Beyoglu and Kadikoy movie theatres, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival will provide an enriched programme with 60 films from 30 countries. Festival tickets are identified as 10 TL for daytime (13.00 and 15.30) and 15 TL for evening (18.00 and 21.00) screenings. And the tickets for the competition short film screenings will be available for 5 TL!

Festival tickets are available at mobilet.com.

Important Information on the COVID-19 Precautions

To run from 23-30 October, 2020, 8th Bosphorus Film Festival screenings will be made implementing the precautions specified by “General Instructions on the Controlled Normalization Process in Cultural and Artistic Facilities” dated as June 23, 2020 necessitated by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Investments and Enterprises.

Bosphorus Film Festival will realize physical screenings in movie theatres this year as well with a programme re-determined according to COVID-19 precautions. In accordance with the precautions, movie theatres will be prepared a while before the screenings and guests will be accepted gradually in a way to prevent crowd-gathering. Warning signs will be placed on the floors indicating the physical distancing conditions of 1.5 meters. At the entrance, audiences will be subject to contactless temperature check and those who have higher temperature than 37.5 degrees will not be accepted to the theatre and will be sent to a health institution instead. In addition, hand sanitizers will be placed at the entrance and audiences/participants will be accepted to the theatres after disinfecting their hands. Necessitating the audiences to wear masks inside the theatres and halls, a seating arrangement will be made in accordance with the social distancing rules where the front and adjacent seats will be empty. And the ventilating systems of the halls will perform during the screenings with hundred percent fresh air. In case crowds gather at the lounge after the screenings, the attendants will direct the audiences to the exit in accordance with the social distancing code. And floor signs, lanes and barriers will be placed reminding the social distancing rules in order to prevent the crowd gathering at the information desk, buffet and restrooms.

In addition, festival followers will have access to the detailed info as well as the festival catalogue at www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and screening details will be accessible at the festival’s social media accounts.