The first and only film festival in Turkey dedicated to the early decades of filmmaking, the International Istanbul Silent Cinema Days is celebrating its fifth year. The festival takes place from December 5 to 9 2018 at the following venues: Akbank Sanat Merkezi, French Institute, Bomontiada ALT, and Kadiköy Film Theatre.
Organised by Kino Istanbul with the institutional partnership of Cineteca di Bologna and Eye Filmmuseum, Istanbul Silent Cinema Days is supported and sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Curated around the main theme of ‘technology’, the programme of the fifth edition of Istanbul Silent Cinema Days focuses on the birth of cinema as technological innovation. In addition, there will be talks and panels on film restoration, preservation, and digitisation. As always, all films will be screened using their most recent restored versions with the accompaniment of live music by leading silent film musicians. Tickets are available from Biletix and from the ticket offices on the day of the screenings.
Mariann Lewinsky from Switzerland, famous on her work with Silent Films, will be present and perform on different occasions. She will:
- take part in the panel discussion with international guests on December 6th at 11.00, Akbank Sanat
- show her Samama Chikli program in Akbank Sanat Center on December 6th at 16.00 as a presentation with local musician
- screen her movie about Ella Maillart on December 9th at 11.00 in Kadıköy Sineması
For more information and tickets: Silent Cinema Days