Izmit International Short Film Festival (IISFF) which is one of the most important artistic organizations of Izmit and the world's first earthquake-themed film festival was held in Izmit with the cooperation of Izmit Municipality between 15th to 17th August, 2018.
We aim to create awareness for the 17 August Earthquake and contribute to the recognition of the name of Izmit in the international arena. In The 1st Izmit International Short Film Festival from 5 continents, 32 countries, 23 different languages, 8 Earthquake themed, 18 Animation, 32 Documentary, 73 Fiction total of 136 film applications were applied.
As a result of the evaluation of the jury, 24 finalist films were screened at the 41 Burda Shopping Mall Theatre Stage on 15-16th August.
Award winner films and directors in The 1st Izmit International Short Film Festival
IISFF 2018 - Best Young Filmmaker (Earthquake Theme)
Hear Me Little Guy - Zafer Yetik
IISFF 2018 - Best Documentary Film
Actor - Çağatay Çelikbaş
IISFF 2018 - Best Fiction/Animation Film
The Trap - Korhan Günay
IISFF 2018 - Izmit Municipality Special Award
Are You Voleyball?! - Mohammad Bakhshı (İran)
IISFF 2018 - Art Nicomedia Mention Award
Preghiera - Davide Cavuti (İtalya)
The 1st Izmit International Short Film Festival Facebook Event Album