11th Bosphorus Film Festival Set to Enthrall Cinema Lovers in December

Istanbul, Turkey - The eagerly awaited 11th Bosphorus Film Festival, organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Art Foundation, will fascinate cinema enthusiasts between 8-16 December.


SmartGuys Editorial Team

11/24/20231 min read

In a recent development, the festival, supported by the General Directorate of Cinema under Türkiye’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, announced an extension of the deadline for applications to its national and international film competitions. Filmmakers now have until November 24 to submit their entries, as per the foundation's statement.

Participants are encouraged to apply by completing forms available on the festival’s official website, ensuring their chance to compete in this prestigious event.

This year’s festival promises an exhilarating array of screenings from both Turkish and international cinema. Alongside these screenings, attendees can look forward to engaging masterclasses and insightful discussions, adding depth to the cinematic experience.

A major highlight of the festival is the National Feature Film Competition, where the Best Film will be awarded the grand prize along with the coveted “Golden Dolphin.” This year, the prize money for the Golden Dolphin stands at an impressive 200,000 Turkish lira (approximately $7,000).

The jury, following thorough evaluations, will present awards across various categories, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematographer, and Best Editing. These awards reflect the festival's commitment to recognizing excellence in different facets of filmmaking.

Samed Karagoz, the festival’s artistic director, expressed in a statement that their support for cinema is not only steadfast but also increasing, highlighted by the enhanced prize amounts in all competition categories.

Adding to the roster of awards, the national competition will feature the Best First Film Award, supported by Akli Film with a cash prize, and the FIYAB Best Producer Award, backed by the Film Producers' Professional Association (FIYAB).

For the latest updates and news about the 11th Bosphorus Film Festival, cinema lovers and industry professionals are encouraged to visit the official website. Additionally, updates can be accessed through the festival's official social media accounts, ensuring enthusiasts are well-informed about this exciting cinematic event.