8th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival’s opening ceremony was held at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall. Night was hosted by Pınar Altuğ and Yekta Kopan and started with a mime performace from Pat Atölye Performance Team. After festival president Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer’s opening statement films competing at Golden Scale Feature Film Competition, Golden Scale Short Film Competition and other films that will be screened during the festival were introduced. Event continued with the presentation of honorary awards. Academy Honorary Award was presented to Prof. Dr. David Nutt by the Rector of Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Mahmut Ak, Cinema Honorary Award was presented to director Derviş Zaim by Bennu Yıldırımlar, Contribution to Cinema Awards were presented to Jak Şalom by Evgenia Tirdatova and to İsmal Karadaş by Melis Birkan. Event concluded with the screening of the opening film “Boys Cry”.