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Gay Istanbul

İstanbul' un En Farklı ve En Eğlenceli Gece Kulübü
Super Fabrik

Wednesdays through Sundays 'til 5am gay/ straight-friendly dance club - Istanbul's biggest - with resident and guest DJs, go-go boys and girls, drag shows, special performances, theme parties.
Bear Pride weekend and other events
Istanbul Bears

Istanbul Bears organize local and international bear meetings, parties and events for bears, chubs, cubs, chasers and admirers to build well communication between Turkish bears, Kurdish bears and bears from all over the world. Events include the September Autumn Bear Festival with Hammam events and other parties - this past year taking place at Firuzağa Hamamı, Mono Bar, and Cheeky Club.
To encourage the development of cinema in Turkey
35th Istanbul Film Festival

April 7-17, 2016. Eleven days of festival - a rich palette of award-winning films of world cinema, Turkish cinema, classics, masterpieces, latest discoveries -187 feature films, 10 shorts, 24 experimental films, 25 different categories - a total of 221 films by 223 directors from 62 countries, + talks with guest filmmakers, panel discussions, concerts + special events. Films/ venues at:
In English with simultaneous translation to Turkish
35th Istanbul Film Festival Talk Series

April 9-16, 2016 at  Pera Museum. Pera Film hosts a series of events in the context of the 35th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). Ali Kazma ve Mari Spirito, How are Moments of Historical Transition Reverberated on Film? Suzan Avcı and Murathan Mungan. The Future of Documentary-Making in Turkey.
In Ankara
Anatolian Bears Night Vol.5 - Middle East Party

April 23, 2016, 10:30pm-2am at Duyurulacak, Çankaya, Ankara. Annual party. Fun with MASCULINE GUYS; bears, chubbies, chasers, daddies and cubs. Meet sexy Anatolian hairy guys, participate in the big bear party event of the year in Ankara..
The 10-year Anniversary

May 19-22, 2016, the Istanbul Bear Club, Taksim. Istanbul Bears celebration with many event and parties. Past years included Party at the Baths + Opening Party; SAT Home Party; SUN Bear Bar Cocktails.
Onur Yürüyüşü
Gay Pride Istanbul

June 20-26, 2016. Pride Week anual event since 2003 with about 30 people in that first event. Recent marches have attracted up to 30,000 people with a parade from Taksim Square along İstiklal Ave. Police actions dispersed the 2015 event. See KAOS and facebook re: 2016.
The Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

February 16-26, 2017. Dedicated to showcasing the best in contemporary film. The festival is curated and based on thematic sections, some of which change every year to reflect issues that are gripping the world's - and filmmakers'- imagination. 112 films from 40 countries in 2016! See venues and film lineup at their website. Also in Ankara, March, 2017.