The 16th edition of the Istanbul Independent Film Festival is between February 18-28 in Istanbul and March 3-6 in Ankara and Izmir respectively. The festival was founded in 2001 and every February and March, it hosts some 70,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world. The festival is also inspired and designed to showcase emerging directors who are taking films in new directions. The competition carries a $15,000 prize for the most inspired Director.
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