2016 edition


Contact – International Student Film Festival is a short film festival organized by the joint collaboration of the Faculty of Communication and Faculty of Arts and Design at Yasar University (Izmir, Turkey).

In its first pilot edition of the festival in October 2014, we have been teaming up with some of the most prestigious film schools around the world (among others, London Film School, FAMU, Korea University of the Arts, Zelig Film School) to present a non-competitive showcase of the current student film productions from Europe and beyond.

The 2nd edition of Contact (19-23 October 2015) brought once more to Izmir the best films by the next generation of filmmakers, inaugurating a new international competition section. The guest film school invited to Izmir was HFF Munich and other schools selections included Louis Lumiere (Paris, France), Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey) and Mimar Sinan FAU (Istanbul, Turkey). For the International competition selection and awards please click ‘here’.

For the 3rd edition (17-21 October 2016), we are developing an exciting program which will include once more an International Short Film Competition and the focus on a prestigious European Film School.

We therefore invite all current university students of film and media and students that will graduate in the academic year 2015-2016 to submit their films. Here at Contact we are interested in your stories and the way cinema can convey them: that’s why the main competition will accept a mix of fiction, documentary and animation films, without distinctions of genre. An out-of-competition programme will feature screenings and masterclasses by international guests and film schools, special presentation and exhibitions, workshops and talks.

The Festival Team



Prof. Leszek Dawid (LODZ Film School, Poland)

Prof. Marcin Malatynski (LODZ Film School, Poland)

Meltem Cumbul (Actress, Turkey)

Grzegorz Jaroszuk (Filmmaker, LODZ Film School, Poland)

Giovanni Pierangeli (Filmmaker, LODZ Filmschool, Poland)

Anna Morawiec (Filmmaker, LODZ Film School, Poland)

Ezel Akay (Film Director and Writer, Istanbul, Turkey)

Dr. Richard Blank (Film Director and Writer, Munich, Germany)

Vidan Miljkovic (Filmmaker, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia)


Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 Thursday 20 Friday 21
10.00-11.15 SCREENING
Kadir Has
(Istanbul, Turkey)
Marcin Malatynski
The history of the Polish National Film, Television and Theater Film in Lodz.
Leszek Dawid
The working process of a debut film. Case study of the film ‘Ki’.
Films selection (A)
Ezel Akay
Storytelling and film design.
11.30-12.45 SEMINAR
M. Atila Akkas
Films selection (B)
14.00-15.15 COMPETITION
Films selection (A)
Films selection (C)
LODZ Film School
(Lódz, Poland)
Films selection (C)
Meltem Cumbul
15.30-16.45 COMPETITION
Films selection (B)
(Cologne, Germany)
Films selection (D)
Yasar University
(Izmir, Turkey)
17.00-18.15 COMPETITION
Films selection (D)

All events will take place in CEP Cinema only * will take place in the Conference Hall

Daily Report


Main organizer

Institutional Partners

Gold Sponsor


Festival Directors
Nazli Bayram
A. Sefik Güngör

Festival Coordinator
Sevcan Sönmez

Communication Department
Website > Daniele Savasta
Visual Identity > Neslihan Takmaz
Hospitality, Catalogue & Social Media Coordinator > Gizem Melek
Photography, Teaser & Video Coordinator > Devrim Taban
Logo > Emre Yildiz
Ceremony Presenter > Turgut Onarir

Logistics Department
Technical Supervisor > Cenk Sönmez
Screening & Technical Coordinator > Aziz Imamoglu

Events & Production
Kerem Kaban
Çagil Erdogan
Öykü Yenen
Dilara Balci

Festival Teaser
Yasin Erda, Cihangir Öztürk, Halid İlhan, Aslıhan Aktoz,Deniz Dinçergök, Abdullah Özden, Umutcan Tetik, Emre Kızıldağ