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New York Film Festival: 50th Anniversary

          Backed by the largest film society in the US which has now more than 7000 members and Lincoln Center’s supportive management the New York Film festival has emerged as the most important US film festival.  Over the last 25 years under Richard Pena’s direction few if any compromises in the main selection and side bars were made. Pena shifted the festival’s Eurocentric orientation and introduced cinema from Asia, Latin America, and Eu...

Fried Chicken

Director: Serdar YILMAZ.
In a family made up of a grandmother, daughter and a 9-year old granddaughter, granddaughter is forced to eat. The moral supporter of this little girl who feels contented about her games and within her own world, is a man behind the curtain only visible to her and no one has any clue whether this man is real or imaginary. While the Fried Chicken is a monstrous and aversive thing for the little girl, it turns in to a four - meter -long avant-garde object that is pulled over by the (same) man behind the curtain under cheers in an isolated corner (street) populated by the homeless.

Artists and creators in search of a solution to common problems at the UNESCO Forum

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The international Forum Balkan Visions: Creativity For The Future In South – East Europe was inagurated yesterday at the presence of Yordanka Fandakova, the Mayor of Sofia, Georgi Stoev, the deputy minister of Culture, Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, and Stefan Kitanov, the director of Sofia International Film Festival as part of the 16th edition of the festival. The Forum, organized with the support of Sofia Municipality, will include three ro...

Müphem

Director: Süleyman Demirel.
In Turkey, the future is vague, but it’s determined by birth. Turkey's militarist history is a part of Turkish citizens future. In Turkey, there is a phrase: "Every Turk is born as a soldier."

‘Ecotopia’ Wins The ‘Best Film Award’ in Ankara

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival winners are  announced with a closing ceremony at MEB Sura in Ankara. ‘Ecotopia’ by Yüksel Aksu was crowned with the ‘Best Film Award’ in National Feature Film Competition category. The jurors, Prof. Sami Sekeroğlu, Osman Şahin, Çiğdem Vitrinel, Cüneyt Cebenoyan  and Doğan Sarıgüzel also determined  the winners of the following categories; Best Film ECOTOPIA - ‘Entelköy Efeköy’e Karşı’ – Yüksel Aksu ...

The World Cinema at 23rd Ankara Film Festival

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival, supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation announced today the films screening in this year’s World Cinema Categories. World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year. Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Director of the CRAYZ) latest film Café de Flore, visually breathtaking 'Three and a Half / Seh o nim’, 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival ‘Best Film...

26th TEDDY AWARD 2012 – The Winners

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The nine members of the international jury – organisers of queer and other film festivals – view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY AWARD for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film. Die neun Mitglieder der internationalen Jury – Organisatoren queerer und anderer Filmfestivals – sichten Filme aus allen Sektionen der Berlinale mit queere...

Robert Altman Retrospective in Ankara

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The Retrospective program of the 23rd Ankara International Film Festival will be hosting the films of the prominent American director Robert Altman (1925-2006).  Altman had a ‘love-hate’ relationship with Hollywood.  “We're not against each other. They sell shoes and I make gloves” is how he defined his relationship with them. In his career of 55 years, Altman never compromised from his eccentric and innovative style and always worked on projects of his own d...

Robert Altman Retrospective

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The Retrospective program of the 23rd Ankara International Film Festival will be hosting the films of the prominent American director Robert Altman (1925-2006). Altman had a ‘love-hate’ relationship with Hollywood.  “We're not against each other. They sell shoes and I make gloves” is how he defined his relationship with them. In his career of 55 years, Altman never compromised from his eccentric and innovative style and always worked on projects of his own desire.   A...

Films to compete at 23rd Ankara International Film Festival are announced

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Turkey, 13th February 2012 After the last year’s highly successful 22nd festival, Ankara Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 15th to 22nd March this year.With the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, the festival is organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation. Since today's world diminishes the dissimilarities of lives and minds in all areas; 23rd Ankara International Film Festival has chosen its main theme as ...

Films to compete at 23rd Ankara International Film Festival are announced

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After the last year’s highly successful 22nd festival, Ankara Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 15th to 22nd March this year.                                       With the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture, the festival is organized by G...

Islomania

Director: Sibel Tekin.
A film about Tenedos and passion of island. "Somewhere among the notebooks of Gideon I once found a list of diseases as yet unclassified by medical science, and among these there occurred the word islomania, which was described as a rare but by no means unknown affliction of spirit. These are people, Gideon used to say, by way of explanation, who find islands somehow irresistible. We islomanes, says Gideon, are the direct descendants of the Atlanteans, and it is toward the lost Atlantis that our subconscious is drawn. This means that we find islands irresistible." Lawrence Durrell - Reflection on a Marine Venus Islomania was identified by British writer Durrell as a craze for or a strong attraction to islands. And Tenedos is an island on North of Aegean. Most of the islomanes from Turkey and all over the world prefer to live. The documentary film is telling the stories of these islomanes.

ECU Scott Hillier shooting a documentary in Libya

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26/01 If you have a good story, pursue it — immediately and at any cost — preaches Scott Hillier, Oscar honored filmmaker and president of ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival. Scott, in pursuit of a good story, is doing just that. Departing for Libya this evening, Scott and his crew will film a documentary following Jihan Mansur Kikhia, the daughter of former Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister Mansur Kikhia, as she seeks to uncover the truth about her father’s...

LAST DAYS FOR SUBMISSIONS! 23RD ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 23RD ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 15-25 MARCH 2012 The 23rd Ankara International Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from March 15-25 March 2012 in Ankara inviting filmmakers from around the world to submit new documentary and short films. Online submissions are available from http://www.filmfestankara.org.tr/en/submission/step1 Deadline for submission is January 09, 2012. For further information:  Kıvanç Yalçıner  Program Coordinator...

International Cinema Symposium held in Malatya Film Festival

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 For the first time in Turkey, Malatya International Film Festival‘s held an international symposium on ‘Cinema Productions in Terms of Law of Intellectual and Artistic works’ at Remark Hotel in Malatya.  Governor of Malatya, and Honorary President of the MIFF Ulvi Saran, some of the leading names in the judiciary, foreign filmmakers and academics attended to the symposium.  11th Supreme Court President   Mehmet Kilic  and Decane of Inönü University School of Law and Ankara U...

Malatya Film Festival is talking about the ‘Migration’

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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...

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival ready to begin

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48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, one of the most prestigious cinema events of Turkey’s arts and culture scene, will be held from 8th to 14th October 2011. With the support of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the Festival is organized by the Antalya Culture and Art Foundation (AKSAV).Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, held annually since 1963 is the most important International film festival in Turkey. Taking place amongst the palm lined boulevards, and sun drenched ...

OUR GRAND DESPAIR at SFF 2011

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The Turkish film OUR GRAND DESPAIR (2011) screened in the IN FOCUS section in Sarajevo during the SFF 2011. Directed by Seyfi Teoman, The film saw its open at the 2011 Berlinale and this lyrical tribute to love and life's little ironies continues to make its way to festivals around the world.  **Read an in depth interview with the film's award winning DOP, Birgit Gudjonsdottir, here: On April 17th, during the closing ceremony of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival (IFF), the award for the...

Birgit Gudjonsdottir and 'Our Grand Despair'

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 On April 17th, during the closing ceremony of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival (IFF), the award for the best DOP went to Birgit Gudjonsdottir for her work in the Turkish film, OUR GRAND DESPAIR (2011). Recently, I conducted an interview with the award-winning and highly accomplished DOP/Producer. Aside from working on widely known films such as THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004) and GOODBYE LENIN! (2003), she has worked as DOP on a number of documentaries, most recently including IN THE BEGINNING ...

From Cannes 2011 Film Market... Birgit Gudjonsdottir and 'Our Grand Despair'

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 On April 17th, during the closing ceremony of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival (IFF), the award for the best DOP went to Birgit Gudjonsdottir for her work in the Turkish film, OUR GRAND DESPAIR (2011). Recently, I conducted an interview with the award-winning and highly accomplished DOP. Aside from working on widely known films such as THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004) and GOODBYE LENIN! (2003), she has worked as DOP on a number of documentaries, most recently including IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS...

Birgit Gudjonsdottir and 'Our Grand Despair'

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On April 17th, during the closing ceremony of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival (IFF), the award for the best DOP went to Birgit Gudjonsdottir for her work in the Turkish film, OUR GRAND DESPAIR (2011). Recently, I conducted an interview with the award-winning and highly accomplished DOP/Producer. Aside from working on widely known films such as THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2004) and GOODBYE LENIN! (2003), she has worked as DOP on a number of documentaries, most recently including IN THE BEGINNING TH...

Impatient waiting will end at the Festival

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  Impatient waiting will end at the Festival Ingenious directors are heading for Flying Broom again this year to halt the impatient waiting of the festival followers.  Doris Dörrie, Margarethe von Trotta, Iciar Bollain, Tahmineh Milani, Dorota Kędzierzawska and Marta Meszaros will meet film lovers with the best examples of their own cinemas on 5-12 May at 14th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival. Flying Broom will present to its followers a week fu...

Flying to Ankara for Flying Broom!

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14th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival hosts many filmmakers from all over the world in May in Ankara. The opposing voice of Iranian cinema, Tahmineh Milani; young talent of Cuban cinema, Prakriti Maduro; the director filming menopause for the first time, Paula Palacios; an original voice from Belgium, Vanja D’alcanatara; and Efua Dorkenoo who portrays grassroots movement against female genital mutilation in Africa are just a few of the guests of the festival. ...

Turkey's celluloid connections

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Did you know  the wooden horse from the 2004 film Troy, is preserved on the seafront at Çanakkale, Turkey?   ( The Trojan Horse was a wooden contraption  in which Greek soldiers hid to trick  the Trojans into opening their city gates, thus losing their long drawn out war. Helen,wife of King Menelaus of Sparta was "given" by the goddess Aphrodite  to Paris, who  was married and deeply in love with a nymph named Oenone, but left her for Helen. The Spartan queen eloped with ...

One Final Gaudy Night in Mannheim

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Well, the weather held and so did the quality of the films as the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival wound up, rather than down ,towards its 59th Awards Ceremony.Audiences seemed to increase in number and enthusiasm during these unusually  balmy November days and the nightly drinks receptions for lucky invitees saw sparkling German wines and beer pouring as if there was no tomorrow well into tomorrow, with  on one occasion-well past 2am local time-most of the Festival Direction ...
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