Universal Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival Reveals an Interdisciplinary Study

Universal Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, organized with the contributions of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema; It will be held between September 28 and October 4 with the organization of the International Association of Science and Art Creators, hosted by Beyoğlu Municipality. There are many names from different professions in the creative staff of the festival; “Universal Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival” reveals a holistic project.

Festival director Filiz Dağ stated that the “Universal Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival” set out with the idea of ​​the union of science and art; “We are in an age where both are inseparable and interdisciplinarity will reach its peak. That’s why I call this era the ‘Digital Renaissance’. Just like the times when the middle ages were closed with the enlightenment provided by the Renaissance period and societies were opened to development and innovations.” used his statements. Emphasizing that the way out of all social crisis periods is with science and art, Dağ said that the most important aspect of this field is that it enables the society to understand and internalize them by integrating scientific subjects with art, as well as providing imagination.

Universal Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival Reveals an Interdisciplinary Study

The Festival Team consists of Youth who are Experts in Different Branches

Filiz Mountain; Stating that they are a growing festival team that attaches importance to research, development and production, he said, “Researchers from many fields such as society, nature, history and geography put forth their knowledge with great effort to put the content’s claim on the most solid foundations. Thus, the science fictions of today turn into the science and facts of the future. Our festival team and the creative association of our festival, ISAAC, consists of young people from many different branches such as space, aircraft, electrical-electronics, architecture, psychology, industrial design, literature, entrepreneurship, industry and the press.” he said.

Science Fiction Films Enhance Imagination to Explore the Unknown

Festival coordinator Melis Kalkan, who is also a genetic engineer; expressing that science fiction develops people’s imagination at the point of discovering the unknown; “Science fiction has inspired hundreds of people to build their careers on science and engineering. We can say that developed imagination is a common feature of science fiction creators and scientists. While science fiction creators try to imagine and describe the future, and with it to make their ideas about the future in an entertaining format, understandable for everyone; scientists work on concrete projects that will transport you to a plausible version of that future.” used his statements.

Dreams Beginning with Movies Continue as a Scientist

Kalkan said that his childhood dream was to work on the treatment of genetic diseases; “I remember how much the lab work and mutations in the movie X-Men fascinated me. When I think about it, I can say that the science fiction and fantasy movies and books of that period were influential in my interest in genetics at a very young age.” He underlined that the festival appeals to everyone from 7 to 70.

Movie Scenes Get Real with Science

Expressing that artificial organ production, organ transplantation and robots seen in successful science fiction and fantasy films such as Darkman, Iron Man, Star Trek are reflected in our day, Kalkan said, “Although it is not as advanced as JARVIS, the digital assistant of Tony Stark, which we know from the Iron Man movie, its technologies are still developing. Helper robots and digital assistants have quickly become a part of our lives. The communicator that Captain Kirk used for wireless communication in Star Trek is now in our hands as a cell phone.” he said.

Melis Kalkan stated that they aim to bring science fiction creators, scientists and engineers together at the “Universal Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival”, to provide the necessary opportunities for creativity and to contribute to the development of new two-way projects.

For detailed information about the “Universal Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival” us3f.com address and social media accounts of the festival can be visited.


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