IEU Cinema and Digital Media Department cooperated with Başka Sinema for the film festival which took place in Ayvalık from the 5th to the 10th of October, 2018. Cinema and Digital Media Department students worked as part of the festival documentation team and participated in workshops on editing, directing and casting. After the festival, students will produce a video essay about the festival. Additionally, short films by Cinema and Digital Media students were shown at Vural Sineması at 8:30 pm on the 7th of October, 2018 and the cinematographers of the films answered the questions of the audience after the screenings.
The festival hosted a panel with the participation of Cinema and Digital Media Department Head Asst. Prof. Dr. Derya Özkan, Prof.Dr. Lale Kabadayı and Asst. Prof. Dr. Dilek Tunalı. The panel was titled “Another Woman” and it took place at the Ma’adra building at 12:00 on the 7th of October, 2018. The panel featured a discussion on the representation of “otherized” female characters in three films that were screened at the festival, focusing on issues such as female identity, the perception of women in society and what counts as an “acceptable individual.”