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31. Istanbul Film Festival Daily: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    YESTERDAY AT THE FESTIVAL (11.04.2012) • PROGRAMMES WERE MADE IN ADVANCE There were a number of events in the festival yesterday. Festival audience who determined their priorities not to get lost in the programme had another amazing day! • MUSIC AND CINEMA WORKSHOP AT SALON A workshop was given by the acclaimed film music composer Nathan Larson, whose filmography includes a number of soundtracks, together with renowned Turkish contemporary and electronic mu...

Short Film Competition ‘People’s Orange’ Opening to the World

Organized in co-operation with Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and the Antalya Culture and Arts Foundation ‘People's Orange Short Film Competition’ now opening to the world. The Competition is held for the third time this year and it is preparing to call for entries from all over the world to exceed Antalya borders. The competition is open to everyone who is interested in the film making. It gives a great opportunity for those to showcase their talent and explore the possibilities ...

World Premiere from Török Ferenc at Golden Orange Film Festival

The world – renowned Hungarian director Török Ferenc’s latest feature film ‘ISTANBUL ’ had  its World Premiere at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. (8th-14th October 2011). Director, screenwriter Török Ferenc is a prominent figure in the young generation of Hungarian filmmakers. His first feature fim ‘MOSCOW SQUARE’ (2001) was one of the most important cult films in Hungary after the change of the regime, and it was screened at numbers of intern...

Taksim Square in Spring

Center of all the action! This is the area where the Istanbul Film Festival events are located, the always in motion, Taksim Square

IFF APRIL 13, 2011

• MEETINGS CONTINUE ON THE BRIDGE Workshops start in the third day of Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The Feature Film Development Workshop will start at 9.30 in French Cultural Center. • SEARCH HAS ITS WORLD PREMIERE Search, which is shown under “New Turkish Cinema” section, will be screened at 11.00 in Beyoğlu. Deniz Çınar will attend the screening. • WORKSHOP FROM MICH...

Film Festival on Wheels wrapped

                                  The Festival on Wheels first took to the road in 1995... With a mission to present outstanding examples of cinema to film enthusiasts in different cities around Turkey and to introduce Turkish cinema to the rest of the world. Before the festival wheels were oiled and turning, ...

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The Yearbook shows a dip in European Union spectators

A tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema audiences. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions This is the picture that emerges from the data collected by MEDIA Salles who, as last year, have anticipated the announcement of the 2007 figures on cinemagoing in Europe to the Berlin Festival, during the presentation of the “European Cinema Yearbook – 2007 final edition” , whi...


TÜRKIYE : A 2-WORLD BALANCE ACT It is hard not to notice a certain dichotomy in Turkish society which has exacerbated with the recent elections held in that country. Although democracy has definitely expanded throughout the land, the cherished secularism of Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, founder of the modern nation, is now being challenged by the ruling AKP party.This Justice and Development Party (AKP), after its July 2007 reelection, has gained a larger share of the popular vote, meaning that now a...

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up ANTALYA, Turkey ~ The first film market ever held in Turkey ended yesterday in Antalya and was hailed as a success both by buyers and sellers, several of whom were clearly taken aback by the sheer professionalism of the organisers. A combined total of some 200 buyers and sellers from approximately 30 countries attended the inaugural Eurasia Film Festival which took place over four days during the week-long 43rd Golden Orange Eurasia Film Festival...

Antalya Film Festival opens under a starry starry sky

The 43rd Antalya Film Festival got under way last night (Saturday September 16, 2006) at a glittering opening ceremony attended by several international celebrities including evergreen Faye Dunaway and the resurgent Helen Mirren.Some 6,000 people attended the two-hour ceremony under a starry sky in a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre on the outskirts of Antalya, a stunningly beautiful city-resort located on the Mediterranean coast some 500 kilometres south east of Istanbul and some 300 kilometre...

The rebirth of memory: chat with Yesim Ustaoglu

The Rebirth of MemoryAn Interview with Turkish Filmmaker Yesim Ustaogluby Dominique Arel, filmfestivals.comForty-four year old Yesym Ustaoglu created a stir five years with Journey to the Sun, the first contemporary Turkish film dealing with a Kurdish theme and (a good portion of which) actually shot in Turkish Kurdistan. Her new feature film, Waiting for the Clouds (Bulutlari Beklerken), addresses another taboo topic in Turkey's painful past: the fate of Greek minorities during the First World ...


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