poster Istanbul Film fest 2023

The 42nd edition of the most prestigious film festival in Türkiye, in which Portugal has been consecutively present for more than a decade, earning relevant distinctions, will take place between the 7th and 18th of April, in several Istanbul city cinema.

This year, Portugal occupies a prominent place in the event's programming, which will feature director João Canijo, appointed to the position of President of the Jury of the International Competition.

Director Tiago Guedes will also be present at the event, accompanying the screening of his film “Restos de Vento”. In addition to the aforementioned film, “Nação Valente”, by Tommy Guns and Carlos Conceição, will also be in competition.

Out of competition, the films “Viver Mal” and “Mal Viver”, the latter recently awarded a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, will be screened.

The Portuguese participation has the support of the Embassy of Portugal to Türkiye and Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language, I. P.

Full information, including times and locations for each screening, can be found at  

  • Share