ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN FILMS FESTIVAL
08-15 October, 2016
Since its establishment on 1954, the Chamber of Architects performs a dense study regarding the development of the architectural culture, preservation of historical heritage and the improvement of the quality of life. For the purpose of adding a new dimension to these efforts, since 2007, it is launching an organization titled “İstanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival”. This organization is planned to ensure the participation of all sectors who are interested in this area, particularly the architects.
This festival is programmed within the scope of the “Architecture and Urban Festival”, that is realized by the Chamber of Architects of Turkey İstanbul Metropolitan branch on the occasion of the “World Day of Architecture” The World Day of Architecture is massively celebrated in the world on the first Monday of the month of October.
An international competition shall be organized within the scope of the “İstanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival” and prizes shall be given. This festival aims to support the films developed on the theme of “architecture and urbanization”, to encourage new films and to ensure that the successful films meet with the audience.
The scope of the festival covers the films made in the type of documentary and animation. The films that have participated in the festival from Turkey and abroad, and who have been successful in the preliminary elimination, are shown to the audience and a competition is applied among those films. Furthermore, in order to encourage exchange of ideas among the participants, various conversations and activities might also be organized.