The theme of this year “Sight and Sound”
The theme of the 27th Ankara International Film Festival was decided to be “Sight and Sound”. Organization of sight within the film and this organization to cause controversy as a political and ideological problem became our starting point.
Films, ignoring the debates developed over sight, sustained their chosen active-passive, indirect-direct, biased or unbiased viewpoints. When sight transforms into a show of power and domination, it becomes stronger taking the sound with it. Sometimes the visual world can be wider than the seen sight. Calling out to audience from the scope in which sight is also involved, undertakes film’s function of creating meaning. For that reason this year we chose to direct the sight of Ankara Internation Film Festival audience to filmic sight and sound.