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Q&A with Belmin Söylemez at Istanbul Film Festival

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Present Tense, a Golden Tulip National Competition film, is the debut fiction feature of Belmin Söylemez, who is renowned with her documentaries. The film is about an unemployed, lonely and unhappy woman who saves money in order to go to the United States. It bridges over the past, the future and today through coffee reading. Present Tense will premiere on Saturday, April 13 at 21.30 at Atlas Sineması. Interview: Ceyda Aşar - Your film in which you also tell about Is...

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...

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...

Golden Orange Film Festival: Turkey's oldest Film Festival has begun

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48th International Golden Orange Film Festival has started with a magnificent ceremony last night at the Glass Pyramid in Antalya Turkey. Important names from the cinema, art and media world attended to the Red Carpet Ceremony.   At the opening cocktail reception prior to the Opening Gala, a ‘Freedom Corner' was opened for imprisoned or banned Iranian directors Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. The petition letters for their freedom will be posted to the Iranian embassy dur...

International Competition Jury Press Conference

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International Feature Film Competition Jury will meet with members of the media at the press conference on Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 am Hillside Su Hotel. The Mayor of Antalya City and President of the Board of Directors for the Antalya Culture and Arts Foundation; Prof. Mustafa Akaydın, Dutch director and the president of the jury  Marleen Gorris, and the jurors; successful Iranian director and actress Niki Karimi, the Georgian National Film Center director Tamara Tatishvili, Turkish ...

Turkey’s oldest and the most acclaimed Film Festival has begun

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48th International Golden Orange Film Festival has started with a magnificent ceremony last night at the Glass Pyramid in Antalya Turkey. Important names from the cinema, art and media world attended to the Red Carpet Ceremony. At the opening cocktail reception prior to the Opening Gala, a ‘Freedom Corner’ was opened for imprisoned or banned Iranian directors Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. The petition letters for their freedom will be posted to the Iranian embassy during the f...

Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sound of Noise (2010)

Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sound of Noise (2010) at 30th IFF. Takes a Turkish coffee break in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

Ola Simonsson in the Grand Bazaar

Swedish director Ola Simonsson (SOUND OF NOISE, 2010) pretends to hold a gun inside the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The famous Metronome from SOUND OF NOISE

The main character of SOUND OF NOISE (Sweden, 2010) posing in front of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul during 30th IFF

Sound of Noise Metronome

Johannes and Ola take photos of the star of their film, SOUND OF NOISE (2010) in front of the majestic Blue Mosque in Istanbul.  

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Ola and Johannes touring Istanbul

Istanbul will have a brand-new, thematic film festival!: Crime and Punishment

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   CRIME AND PUNISHMENT CONCEPT BECOMES A FESTIVAL IN ISTANBUL                                         The 1st International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, to be organized by Istanbul University Faculty of Law in collaboration with Municipality of Başakşehir, will be held bet...

Stunning Istanbul!!!

Just some stunning sights as we walk across the Golden Horn

Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sound of Noise (2010)

Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, Sound of Noise (2010) in Istanbul. We hike from Taksim to Sultanahmet.

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

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 ...

Istanbul Express filmmaking workshop

NISI MASA is glad to announce its biggest itinerant filmmaking workshop of 2010 which will be
realised this autumn in 18 countries via the railways of Europe with as final destination: Istanbul.
Istanbul Express: Exploring Multilingualism across Europe aims to investigate the common issues
about languages starting from three European capitals, passing through three, and finally arriving
Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture.

The 45 participants will meet in three European Capitals: Tallinn, San Sebastián and Turin. Dividing
into groups of three people (one director, one cinematographer and one sound engineer), they will
make 15 short documentaries on the way to Istanbul. 15 participants will meet on the 20th of September
in each starting city. After spending some days at the starting city by shootings and attending the local
events organized in the frame of the workshop; they will start the journey. Each train will pass 7/8 large
European cities (mostly capitals) and make shootings on the trains and in the stopover cities.
Besides, they will attend some local events organized by the NISI MASA member organizations at
these cities.

Apply now to for a chance to be on board!

 

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Istanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival

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The festival has created an atmosphere that allows different societies to know and understand each other through documentary films by utilizing the universal language of cinema.

Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival

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Aiming to bring together, world cinema and young film makers on the magical Silk Road, International Silk Road Film Festival will greet the world for the third time in the homeland of silk, Bursa.

One Minute One Shot

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"1 minute - 1 shot" is a fest about one minute and one shot through one minute one shot. Gagik Ghazareh

Athens - Istanbul is the new feature film by Nikos Panayotopoulos

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Athens - Istanbul Athens - Istanbul is the new feature film by Nikos Panayotopoulos. It is a road movie that starts in a traffic jam! The hero of the film, a depressive lawyer, after his recent divorce sets off a journey in his car with a vague pretext on visiting his sick father in Thessaloniki. His trip looks more like a runaway. Events on the National Road and the key meeting with a young wandering lady force him to play a key role in this adventure, revealing himself to his middle ...

ANI, former capıtal of ARMENIA near KARS

              To acquaınt ınternatıonal and Turkısh festıval attendees wıth the ancıent cıvılızatıon ruıns at ANI. near  Armenıa, the Festıval on Wheels toured two hours out of KARS to the former capıtal of Armenıa.Ani is the ruins of the capital of medieval Armenia. near the Arpaçay River (a branch of Aras River). Arpaçay river constitutes the border between Armenia and Turkey. It takes its name from ancient Urartian fertility goddess Anahid. The city collapsed d...

FESTIVAL ON WHEELS

  The 13th European Films Festival, a traveling event also known as the Festival on Wheels, has started off from the capital of Turkey, Ankara, toting film masterpieces to show to locals before moving on to the provinces and the easternmost city of KARS, next to the border of ARMENIA before its last stop in Bosnia-Herzogovina.Total distance travelled will be 5051 kilometres, with 90 films presented from 26 differe
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