Istanbul Modern is moving into its new building in Karaköy!
Preparations for the opening of our new building are ongoing. You can find up-to-date information regarding the date of our opening on our website and social media accounts.


Every month, Istanbul Modern Cinema prepares at least one distinctive film program screened on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. In addition to films from the history of cinema, both national and global, we also make room for local and international contemporary productions. Some of these programs complement ongoing exhibitions at Istanbul Modern; others are stand-alone programs that may feature their own exhibitions, publications, and talks on film history and contemporary cinema culture.

Istanbul Modern Cinema’s series Rendezvous with Directors features the entire filmography of a director from Turkey’s contemporary film culture with a distinctive artistic identity and original approach. This program also hosts panel discussions with the director and cast members of films. The program Count Us In!, held in autumn, offers the latest examples of cinema in Turkey as well as talks with directors, producers, and cast members. In our All About series, we focus on a pioneering director of world cinema and present a broad retrospective of their filmography. Moreover, every year in January, we present the program The Foreigners of the Oscars, a broad selection of films nominated for the Academy Award for “Best International Feature”.  

Istanbul Modern Cinema also collaborates with various festivals and cultural institutions worldwide to present selections from the cinema of different countries as well as thematic film programs.