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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 received high praise from the Jury

 2nd Malatya Film Festival continuous with significant activities and screenings. 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. The festival is embracing the main theme of ‘Migration’ to mark the 50th year of the Turkish workers’ migration to the Germany. 

On its second day, Bora Gökşingöl held a workshop on Narrative Film Editing.  Gökşingöl has worked on award winning movies such as; Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s THREE MONKEYS (Best Director, Cannes 2008) and ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA’ (Co-winner, Grand Prix, Cannes 2011). He shared his experiences with the participants and talked about the editing techniques for a 90-minute fiction film. The session was followed by a great number of an audience.

 "The festival is in very professional hands"
A member of the ‘International Feature Film Competition’ jury, Iranian born, French film director and critic, Shahla Nahid expressed his views on the festival “Even if these are the very early days of the festival; MIFF is promising to be a very successful one. We are extremely happy with the organization and the management of the events and the festival in general.” Nahid was in Cannes and Moscow Film Festivals Juries previously.
Festival advisor and Vice President of FIBRESCI, Alin Tasciyan also commented on the festival. She said “This is a learning phase for the Malatya Film Festival and I believe that the festival will pass this assessment and will meet the expectations of the filmgoers greatly.”"Malatyans are very similar to the people of Morocco"
Another important event of the day was the gala of the  International Feature Film Competition film,
Daoud Anoulad Syad ‘s ‘THE MOSQUE’.  Syad shared an interesting anecdote with the audience. “Whilst shooting my previous film, the villagers thought that the mosque we build for the film was a real one and when we were away they used it as place worship. At the end of our project, they did not allow us demolish it.” He also said to be very welcomed in Malatya as he found the Malatya locals and the Moroccan people very similar to each other.  For the photos from the festival; Address:
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