2023 Edition


Welcome to the 9th edition of the CONTACT International Film Student Festival, where cinematic innovation meets global creativity! As we embark on this exciting journey, we are happy to present a collection of films that showcase the unlimited ability and inventiveness of rising filmmakers from around the world. This year’s festival promises to be a special experience, with a broad selection of films that push the frontiers of storytelling, technique, and visual brilliance. Our carefully planned program will take you on a cinematic journey that explores the human condition, social challenges, and the beauty of culture and diversity, from thought-provoking documentaries to compelling fiction. Join us in honoring the next generation of cinematic visionaries who use their distinct voices to inspire, challenge, and entertain. The 2023 edition is supported by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism.



Institutional Partner



  Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19
10.30-11.30 Mersin University School Screening
Films Selection U

Guest School
The School of Film of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Guest School Seminar

Competition Films A Seminar
Seminar by Atila Akkaş
11.45-12.45 Seminar Competition Films B Seminar
Seminar by Romina Özipekçi
13.30-14.30  School Selection The School of Film of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Selection
Films Selection N
Competition Films C Yaşar University School Screening
Films selection Y
14.45-15.45     Competition Films D  
opening film Love You More Than Peanut Butter
Ariadni-Angeliki Thyfronitou-Litou, Greece 2022, 8’
18.30       Awards Ceremony

Ceremonies, screenings, and seminars will take place in the Yaşar University Conference Hall, Yaşar University Selçuk Yaşar Campus, Bornova.