Contact – International Student Film Festival is a short film festival organized by the joint collaboration of the Faculty of Communication and Faculty of Arts and Design at Yaşar University (Izmir, Turkey).
In its first pilot edition of the festival in October 2014, we have been teaming up with some of the most prestigious film schools around the world (among others, London Film School, FAMU, Lodz Film School, Korea National University of the Arts, Zelig Film School) to present a non-competitive showcase of the current student film productions from Europe and beyond.
The 2nd edition of Contact (19-23 October 2015) brought once more to Izmir the best films by the next generation of filmmakers, inaugurating a new international competition section.
For the third edition, we invite all current students of film and media and students that will graduate in the academic year 2015-2016 to submit their films. Here at Contact we are interested in your stories and the way cinema can convey them: that’s why the main competition will accept a mix of fiction, documentary and animation films, without distinctions of genre. An out-of-competition programme will feature screenings and masterclasses by international guests and film schools, special presentation and exhibitions, workshops and talks.