Mexican director Carlos Reygadas is coming together with cinemagoers at the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival, starting on October 23rd until October 30th.
Winner of the Caméra d’Or Award at Cannes Film Festival with his first feature Japón in 2002, the director will be presented the Honorary Award at the closing ceremony of the festival by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation and Festival President Ogün Şanlıer. Director Carlos Reygadas will meet with cinemagoers on Friday 29th October for a masterclass event to talk about his experiences within the scope of the Bosphorus Film Lab as well. The event will take place at the Atlas 1948 Cinema starting at 6:30p.m.
Carlos Reygadas studied law in Mexico and London, then starting shooting short films in 1998. His first feature Japón won the Caméra d’Or Award at Cannes Film Festival in 2002, his film Battle in Heaven, which was completed in 2005, was selected as one of the best films in the last decade by the British Film Institute and named Reygadas as “the one-man third wave of Mexican cinema”. Carlos Reygadas had the world premiere of his film Silent Light at Cannes Film Festival where he won the Special Jury Prize and where he won the Best Director award with his film Post Tenebras Lux. The last film he directed in 2018, Our Time, competed at the Venice Film Festival for the Golden Lion. Submissions to attend Carlos Reygadas’ masterclass event could be applied by filling in the submission form on www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com.
Bosphorus Film Lab Events Will Take Place In Person This Year!
The 9th Bosphorus Film Festival is counting down to meet with cinemagoers at the industry department of Bosphorus Film Lab, to discuss the industries latest topics together with professionals and participants. On 24-29 October, important topics about the sector will be addressed in events bringing together national and international guests here in Istanbul.
Within the scope of Bosphorus Film Lab Talks, the event “Making a Debut Feature” will take place with the director of Snow and the Bear, Selcen Ergun and its producer Nefes Polat on Monday 25th October. The event will be held at Akademi Beyoğlu Conference Hall starting at 3:30 p.m. with the director Selcen Ergun and the producer Nefes Polat of the film, sharing a debut film’s production process and their experiences.
Participation will be limited and free of charge for the “Making a Debut Feature” event. Submissions will be made on https://forms.gle/ekkMu5eKt6PeuvSY8 .
Another event within the scope of Bosphorus Film Lab will be “Minority Co-Productions In Turkey” on Tuesday 26th October at 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Akademi Beyoğlu Conference Hall with the participation of TRT Cinema Manager Faruk Güven, Eurimages Turkey Representative Ece Tarlan and producers Enes Erbay and Zeynep Koray, who will share their knowledge on film production funds for minority co-productions in Turkey.
Participation will be limited and free of charge for the “Minority Co-Productions In Turkey” event. Submissions will be made on https://forms.gle/gXRhX7hs32qQF5c96 .
With the contribution of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Cinema General Directorate, official partnership of TRT and support of Global Communications Partner Anadolu Agency, organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation, the 9th Bosphorus Film Festival will be hosting significant names in the sector alongside internationally acclaimed professionals.
Details and inquires on films, events and screenings could be reached on www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com and on social media accounts.
Tickets Are On Sale!
Screenings of the 7-day Bosphorus Film Festival will be held at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy cinemas. Festival tickets for 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. screenings are 10 TL, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. screenings are 15 TL. Short film screenings are 5 TL! Tickets could be purchased as of today on mobilet.com and at the box office at Atlas 1948 and Kadıköy cinemas.
Important Notice on Covid-19 Restrictions
As of September 6, 2021 Monday entries into events including concerts, cinemas, theaters, and crowded events will require a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to the event for persons who are unvaccinated. Managers/organizers will be required to examine HES code for vaccination/contracted disease (scientifically accepted post-Covid19 immunity period) or a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to the event at the entrance. Individuals who have not contracted the disease, have not been vaccinated, or do not show a negative PCR test will not be allowed to participate in the event.