Contact International Student Films Festival is organized by Yaşar University Faculty of Communication with the leadership of Radio, Television and Cinema Department. Organized as a joint endeavor with Art and Design Faculty for its first five years, since 2019 the festival has been held by the Communication Faculty.
With guest film school, international competition, school selection screenings, seminars and masterclasses, the festival is one of its kind in Turkey. Since its beginning, the festival has welcomed Munich Television and Film University, and Baden-Württemberg Film Academy from Germany; Lodz Film School from Poland; La Femis from France; and Theater and Film School from Porteguese. Ever year, students from many diferent geographies attend the festival. Academics who represent the guest schools participate in the festival through their seminars, and students from guest schools screen their films, contributing to the festival.
Cinema and television industry professionals from Turkey acted as jury members and conducted seminars in the Contact International Student Films Festival, among them artists such as Ezel Akay, Meltem Cumbul, Oğuz Peri, Bora Egemen, Yüksel Aksu, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, Oytun Orgül, Nilay Erdönmez, Gökhan Atılmış and experts from various branches of the industry such as Prof. Dr. Nazmi Ulutak, Doç. Dr. Melis Behlil.
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