Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Filmekimi meets its audience October 8-15 this year. Celebrating its 10th year, Filmekimi has also a surprise: for the first time this year, Filmekimi goes beyond the borders of Istanbul to meet movie lovers in five other cities of Turkey.
Almost 40 movies including those awarded at prestigious festivals, premiered in Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto, along with latest features from masters of cinema will be screened in Filmekimi. With its rich programme, Filmekimi will take place on October 8-15, for 8 days in 4 movie theatres: Beyoğlu Atlas and Beyoğlu Movie Theatres, as well as Nişantaşı City's and Cinebonus Maçka G-Mall movie theatres.
Since its inception in 2002, Filmekimi has gathered the immense attention of Istanbulite filmlovers, and last year, had reached its peak with an audience of 43,000.
The programme of Filmekimi and the additional cities were announced at a press conference held at Cezayir Restaurant on September 6. In her speech, Azize Tan, Director of the Istanbul Film Festival said: "At its 10th year Filmekimi is now one of the most significant film events of Turkey. With close to 100% filled capacity in just one week, it is the harbinger of the new season. Filmekimi, which in its first years set off with 20 movies in one single movie theatre, has grown into a festival anticipated by audiences and covering four movie theatres with almost 40 movies. In our 10th year, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, we are glad to organise an event where screenings are to be held in İzmir, Bursa, Konya, Trabzon and Diyarbakır and that embraces Turkey."
In its 10th year Filmekimi presents the best and the most recent examples of films not only in Istanbul but also in five different cities of Turkey. This year, within the scope of Filmekimi, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, besides Istanbul, screenings will be held on weekends in İzmir, Bursa, Konya, Trabzon and Diyarbakır to harbinger the new movie season.
The Filmekimi selection will meet the audience on October 13-16 at Izmir YKM Cinebonus Movie Theatre, on October 20-23 at Bursa Burç Movie Theatre and Kule Site Movie Theatre in Konya, on October 27-30 at Cinebonus Forum Trabzon Movie Theatre and Avrupa Movie Theatre in Diyarbakır. The programme in the Anatolian cities will mainly focus on European cinema, and also include a children's film.
Ticket prices are set for Izmir: 10 TL and 8 TL (students); for Bursa, Konya and Trabzon: 8 TL and 5 TL (students); and for Diyarbakır: 5 TL and 3TL (students). The tickets of these five cities will also be available from Biletix at the same date as the Istanbul tickets.
Tickets for Filmekimi will be on sale starting from October 1 at 11.00 through;
- Biletix sales points,
- Biletix call centre (216) 556 98 00,
- Atlas, Beyoğlu and City's movie theatres box offices.
Weekday daytime screenings (11:00, 13:30, 16:00) are only 5 TL. 19:00 and 21.30 screenings on weekdays and all screenings on weekends are 14 TL and 8 TL with reduced admissions.
Discount prices for Tulip Members will apply throughout the festival and advance ticket sales. Members of the Tulip programme will benefit from an exclusive discount of up to 25% in ticket prices. Advance ticket sales for Tulip members will be held on September 29-30 and October 1.
Filmekimi screening hours are as follows as in the previous years: 11:00, 13:30, 16:00, 19:00 and 21:30.