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Ankara International Film Festival


Ankara International Film Festival was established in 1988 and it is one of the longest running film festivals in Turkey. The festival is dedicated to present the screening of films that have no chance to be screened in commercial cinemas.

 


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

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 ‘Uniformity’.  Almost all of us lock our focuses to same goals and are imposed to certain life styles. Inevitably, the lack of diversity leads to complicated social issues. To emphasis the similarities in our consumption patterns, the way we entertain and communicate with each other and how we create and relate to arts and culture; the festival aims to call the audience to think about how we are invaded by the ‘Uniformity’ and its impacts on us.

The festival will be offering the best selection of the films to the festivalgoers this year. It promises  to fill the movie theatres by showcasing, outstanding and innovative  World and Turkish cinema.  There were sixteen films were submitted to the ‘National Feature Film Competition'.

The pre-jury members Professor Doctor Oguz Onaran, Professor Doctor Seçil Büker and Professor Doctor S. Ruken Öztürk Cantek have determined the nine films to compete in National Competition category in Ankara as follows;

MONSTERS’ DINNER’ Canavarlar Sofrasi by Ramin Matin (Festivals and Awards) 

‘SNAKE’ Mar by Caner Erzincan (Festivals and Awards)

‘IN FLAMES’  Yangın Var by Murat Saraçoğlu 

‘TRACE’ İz by M. Tayfur Aydın

POMAGRANATE’ Nar by Ümit Ünal

LOVE AND REVOLUTION’ ‘Aşk ve Devrim by F. Serkan Acar

‘ECOTOPIA’ Entelköy Efeköy'e Karşı by Yüksel Aksu

WE WILL SEE GOOD DAYS’ Güzel Günler Göreceğiz by Hasan Tolga Pulat

Hicaz by Erdal Rahmi Hanay (TBC)  

 

The juries; Professor Sami Şekeroğlu, director Çiğdem Vitrinel, scriptwriter and writer Osman Şahin, director of photography Doğan Sarıgüzel, film critic Cüneyt Cebenoyan will evaluate the competing films in 16 categories, including; the best film, best director, best actress, best actor, best script and best music.

-END-For further information please contact;Ms. Müge Çetinkaya;

m.cetinkaya@filmfestankara.org.tr or mediainfo@filmfestankara.org.tr

T: 0090 312 468 77 45 /468 38 92

www.filmfestankara.org.tr

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Ankara International Film Festival was established in 1988 and it is one of the longest running film festivals in Turkey. The festival is dedicated to present the screening of films that have no chance to be screened in commercial cinemas.

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