!f’s signature section, !f Inspired, is dedicated to discovering new auteurs in contemporary cinema. This year, nine innovative and boundary-pushing films from first- and second-time directors from around the world are on offer. !f Inspired aims to highlight films which use new forms of cinematic language and give exciting perspectives on content and form. The competition offers a $5,000 cash prize and will be judged by a five-person jury of inspiring members of the international and Turkish film community. They will select the year’s Most Inspired Director. Spanning different geographies and investigating the latest trends, this year’s eight !f Inspired films may just be the most diverse and exciting collection yet!


Arabia
Araby

JOÃO DUMANS, AFFONSO UCHOA, 2017

Ava

SADAF FOROUGHI, 2017

Drift
Drift

HELENA WITTMANN, 2017

Dröm Vidare
Beyond Dreams

ROJDA SEKERSÖZ, 2017

High Fantasy
High Fantasy

JENNA BASS, 2017

Les garçons sauvages
Wild Boys

BERTRAND MANDICO, 2017