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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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Malatya Film Festival is talking about the ‘Migration’

2nd. Malatya International Film Festival  is beginning on Friday the 18th of November.  With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival  is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation.    A total of 120 films will be screened during the festival. The festival is holding competitions in three different categories; ‘National Feature Film’, ‘International Feature Film’ and ‘National Short Film’, and organizing interviews, workshops and panels.   Honorary Awards - Hülya Koçyiğit and Ediz Hun on Turkish CinemaYeşilçam Cinema’s two major artists; Ediz Hun and Hülya Kocyigit will be presented with the Honorary Award at this year’s festival.  There will also be talk session with them, discussing their cinematic adventures, friendship and the ‘Yesilcam Cinema’, moderated by Alican Sekmeç.

Animation Workshop with Berat Ilk
Istanbul Bilgi University lecturer and Animators Talent Camp  project manager Berat Ilk, will be organizing a workshop with the kids in Malatya. The children will learn and experiment about animation during 2-days workshop and at the end of the workshop, the young talents’ work, will be made in to a short documentary.

Panel: The recent years of Turkish Cinema Directors Semir Aslanyürek, Orhan Eskiköy and producer Sevil Demirci will be discussing the latest Turkish Cinema, its contents, film formats and the productions conditions. The moderator for the panel is Prof. Z. Tül Akbal Süalp.  Documentary Film Editing Workshop with Thomas Balkenhol
Editor Thomas Balkenhol will be running a workshop to explore the editing techniques through the raw materials and narrative fiction, fiction and he will provide information on editing systems. Balkenhol edited films such as; ‘AUTUMN’ (Özcan Alper, 2008) and ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL’ (Orhan Eskiköy and Augur Dogan, 2009). In his workshop Yesim Ustaoglu’s LIFE ON THEIR SHOULDERS’ (2004) will be used as an example of ‘nature and landscape’ documentaries , Yalkut Banu Breddermann’s ‘LIFE STORY OF EROL GUNEY’ (2011) will be examined as an example of ‘dialogue and portrait’ documentaries. ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL’ will be analyzed as a documentary following the event in its own storyline. The workshop will be open to anyone who is interested in editing. 

Narrative Film Editing Workshop with Award Winning Bora Gökşingöl Editor, script writer and color specialist Bora Gökşingöl is best known with his outstanding, award winning works; Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘THREE MONKEYS (2008) and  ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ (2011). In his ‘Fiction Film Workshop’, Gökşingöl will share his experience in editing long dramaturgical fiction films with participants. In addition he will teach tips and tricks the beginners to how to sustain a 90-minute fiction films.  Road Stories in Turkish Cinema
At the festival, there will be ‘Road Stories in Turkish Cinema’ sessions and these will be moderated by Aslı Kotaman.  Sermin Çakmak and Aslı Akdağ will be giving presentations to discuss the Post-Traumatic Immigration New Cinema Movement and act of ‘going’ in Turkish Cinema’. 
  International Symposium Law: Intellectual and Artistic Works Perspective and Cinema
Levent Yavuz (Supreme Court Member)
Prof. Dr. Eva-Inés Obergfell (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Prof. RA. Dr. Winfried Bullinger (Honorarprofessor an der Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus)
Dr. RA. Ulrich Amelung, M. Jur. (Oxford) (Germany)
Dr. RA. Harald Karl (Austria)
Dr. Rain. Annatina Menn (Switzerland)
Dr. Rain. Heidrun Huber (Germany)
1. Session, Mehmet Kilic (Supreme Court Member)
2. Session, Prof. Dr. Kemal Senocak (Decane, Inonu University School of Law Academist, Ankara University Commercial Law, Faculty of Law)
  Migration in Cinema
2nd MIFF’s main theme ‘Migration’ will be discussed in all dimensions during the festival. It has been 50 years since the Turkish workers have migrated to the Germany after an agreement between the two countries.  As well as the social, cultural, political and economic impacts of it, the migration has become one of the biggest themes of the Turkish Cinema.  Moderated by Ahmet Gürata, Thomas Balkenhol, Reyan Tuvi, Tevfik Baser and Özgür Yaren will elaborate the issue and its impacts in cinema. 
  Mehmet Unal: Short Film Screening and Discussion on Migrating to Germany
Mehmet Unal has been photographing and archiving the Turkish migrant workers' lives for years.  He also documented the different states of immigration to Germany on his short film ‘HOMELAND GERMANY’ which will be screened during the festival. He will meet with the audience at the Q&A session after the screening.

Turkish - German Migration Impacts on Cinema / Martina Priessner Video PresentationSince the beginning of the seventies, the labour migration from Turkey to Germany reflected the art of cinema for both countries. ‘A foreigner in Germany’ was the stereotype genre in films until the nineties.  Since the nineties, the young filmmakers based in Germany, started to tell the stories from a different perspective and with a very powerful way. Director and Curator, Tuncay and Martina Kulaoğlu Priessner’s video presentations will be focusing the different dimensions of these changes. Abandoned country, to be on the roads, and being outsider, returning to a country topics will be examined within a historical concept.  -END- For further information please contact; Ms. Müge Çetinkaya; T: +90 (0) 212 256 49 91

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