IFA Istanbul Film Awards is a monthly based film competition with annual screenings open to film makers and film lovers, recognising and awarding the work of independent film makers worldwide. 

Our aim is to honour, celebrate and award the best talent in the global filmmaking community.

Our mission is to promote films, helping filmmakers to improve their careers.

Each month, our Jury will award the best films of selected categories

All monthly winners will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN STAR AWARDS (The Best of The Best) and they will be invited to attend our Annual Live Screening Gala in presence of juries, critics, film scholars and eminent movie personalities from across the globe.

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

All winners receive a free certificate (PDF file, ready for print). 



Festival Director

Tarik Tanrisever is a screenwriter, director and actor, and an alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
For the last 20 years Tarik has written and directed short films, and acted in feature films including: “Free Slave” (Winner of 96 International Awards), “Bozkir Look At the Birds” (Winner of 92 International Awards) an won the best supporting actor award in international film festivals in those films. He’s played also in feature films as “Strings of Sorrow” and “Once upon a Judgement Day” as a leading actor. Tarik is currently in production with several projects as a leading actor.