The First Annual (Cat)skill Film Festival: Kedi


Join us for the First Annual (Cat)skill Film Festival, a weekend of films about cats for the humans who love them.

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and
home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.

“Lengthy, loving closeups alternate with remarkably fluid tracking shots as Torun and Wuppermann consider the elegant poise, casual indolence, and gritty resourcefulness of cat.”
– Joe Leydon, Variety



Bülent Üstün

Directed by

Ceyda Torun

Written by

Ceyda Torun