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Malatya International Film Festival

MIFF has been established in 2010 by the Malatya Governership and organised by the Malatya Apricot Research-Develeopment and Promotion Foundation. Every year in November Festival brings together the audience with the most qualified productions throughout the world and also, besides the competition excitement it has been a full cinema week with many events for five years. 
MIFF has hosted more than 2000 cinema proffessional from Turkey and abroad so far. Some of the best known guests who have been in Malatya for the festival are Nastassja Kinski (2014), Jim Stark (2013), Rade Serbedzija (2013), John Sayles (2012) Otar Iosseliani (2010).
7th  Malatya International Film Festival will open its curtains for the cinegoers and residents in Malatya on 04.11.2016 by the organization of Malatya Governorate and Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation. Besides providing an opportunity for the audiences to meet with the qualified productions from all over the world, the festival will provide an enjoyable week full of activities. This exhausting but pleasant festival marathon will end after the Award Ceremony which will take place on the 10th November, Thursday. During the Festival, approximately 150 films - 65 feature films, together with the documentary and short films - will meet with the cinegoers. The Festival programme which is composed of the current films, as well as the last productions of the qualified film-makers and the first movies of the newly discovered young film-makers, will meet with the audiences in Malatya. The festival with its previous success on the international features and national short films competitions, has included the national features competition to its festival programme in order to provide moral and material support to the cinema sector.
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Curtain is opened at Malatya Film Festival

The 2nd Malatya International Film Festival organised by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran has started with a magnificent opening ceremony last night.  Followed by dinner which was hosted by main media sponsors, A Haber and Sabah Newspaper at the Remark Hill Hotel, the red carpet ceremony began with a speech by the Honorary President of the festival and the Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran. Mr. Saran expressed the importance of the art in economic and social development of the societies. He said “The film festivals have become one of the biggest and most important cultural events for promoting the cities. They also improve the social life and support the local art for the community. In its second year of MIFF, we are aiming to make our festival a continuous tradition and attraction for everyone.” He also added “This year at the festival, we will also discuss the issues of the cinema industry such as copyright at our international symposiums and workshops.”
Turkish Cinema’s famous names, Ms. Hulya Kocyigit, Mr. Ediz Hun attended to the opening gala to receive their Honorary Awards for their outstanding contribution in cinema.  Turkish cinema’s ‘Ageless ‘actor Mr. Cuneyt Arkin also received his ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ last night at the ceremony held at the Malatya Congress and Culture Centre. International Feature Film competition juries;  Mithat Alam, Roger Christian, Ludek Drizhal, Shahla Nahid and Andrea Roberti also attended the evening. At the gala, in his speech Malatya Mayor Ahmet Cakir said “Cinema tells the historical and philosophical development of the humanity and it brings communities together. I am very pleased to be holding an International Film Festival in Malatya.” The opening ceremony was broadcasted live on TV channel ‘A Haber’.

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