Press & Announcements

Press & Announcements

"The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF)" one of the most important art organizations of Izmit, was held between 2-4th of October, 2019 with the cooperation of Art Nicomedia Culture and Art Association (AND) and Izmit Municipality. Supported by the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry and organized by "Art and Industry"  theme bu this year, The 2nd IISFF du applied to 548 films from 5 continents and 30 different countries.

In Izmit, which is now known as the industrial city, to create a tradition of a short film festival that will be enjoyed by art lovers, to bring together the films produced by amateur or professional short film directors and producers to art lovers, to promote these films in national and international area and in this way In the pre-elimination and main jury of The 2nd IISFF, which aims to contribute to the promotion of the film, a total of 15 jury members consisting of directors, producers and academicians.

In The 2nd IISFF, 18 finalist films from the international competition section, 12 finalist films from the national competition section, 11 screening selection films, a total of 41 films had been meet with art lovers at the 41 Burda Shopping Mall Art Center between 2-3rd of October.

Before the film screenings, British Actor, Director and Writer Roger Worrod spoke "Art, Trade and Industry" themed, Director Çağatay Çelikbaş spoke "Reality in Documentary Film" themed and Director Korhan Günay spoke "Short Film Screenplays" themed panels also were held. On the 2nd day of the festival, the "Izmit Culture and History Tour" which starts at the Historical Orhan Mosque and ends at The Izmit Clock Tower had organized by Art Nicomedia Culture and Arts Association (AND).

As a result of the jury evaluation, the directors who won the first place in the international and national competition section categories were presented their awards at the "The 2nd Izmit International Short Film Festival Award Ceremony" held at Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Izmit Hotel.

• International Competition - Best Fiction Film
Gazanfer Biricik  |  
GAB | France

• International Competition - Best Documentary Film
Marco Rimondi | L'Eroico | Italy

• International Competition - Best Animated Film
Erfan Parsapour | The Incomplete | Iran

• Art Nicomedia Special Award
Anthony Merchak | My Destiny, Their Call | Lebanon

• National Competition - Best Fiction Film
Onur Yağız
 | Toprak | Turkey

• National Competition - Best Documentary Film
Batuhan Kurt  
 Frog Hunters | Turkey

• National Competition - Best Animated Film
Gokalp Gonen | Avarya | Turkey

• National Competition - Best Festival Themed Film
Turan Kubulay | A Tobacco Documentary | Turkey



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> The Guest Pack <

You are also welcome to take part in the festival as guest. If you want to participate to The 2nd IISFF please send e-mail The deadline for registration as guest is Sep 25th, 2019.  "Guest Pack" details are below.

Guest Pack Content

Ramada Plaza By Wyndham Izmit Hotel(5 Stars) Single Room (Inc. breakfast)
Airport and intercity transfers
All lunches, dinners and award ceremony cocktails during the festival (Except alcohol drinks)
Cultural Event
Izmit Culture Tour with guide
Award Ceremony
Free attend to The 2nd IISFF Award Ceremony - 4th of October
Guest Pack Price : €360 (Check-in 2nd of Oct, Check-out 5th of Oct)