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Here are some ambiance parting views of the magnificent scenery near the Festival of Kars headquarters moving on towards Lake Cildir. Courtesy of  Mustafa Küpeli (Istanbul).....

Erkan Oğur sings in the BOLERO nightclub in KARS on closing night of Festival on Wheels

  Listen and SEE Erkan Ogur - Bulbulum Altin Kafeste : and Hear ZEYNEP here : One of the biggest highlights at the Kars stop of the Festival on Wheels in Turkey in November 2007 was the last night performance of Erkan Oğur and İsmail H.Demircioğlu in the bustling Bolero Club in KARS, Turkey. Genial, warm and unassuming, performing his traditional folk repertoire before mesmer...


                        The Çıldır Lake is located in a volcanic area 70 kilometers north of Kars, on an altitude of 1,959 meters. The lake is shaped like a triangle, with its longest side (15 km) in the northern part. It is set on an area of 120 square kilometers. Çıldır Lake formed when lavas closed the front of a crater, causing water to collect inside it...

SARIKAMIS TOPRAK, in the heart of pine forests and natural beauties of NorthEastern Turkey

   Magificent Sarıkamış Toprak Hotel located in Northeast Turkey  welcomed a busload of 'Festival on Wheels Guests'. This is a new ski resort  entirely built by a Turkish architect and boasts  the longest ski track in the country with excellent dry, powdery snow. The pists lead through pine forests and the views, which festival attendees saw from the chairlift were breathtaking. The tracks rise to altitudes over 8,530 feet above sea level and include Turkey's longes...

'Saklı Yüzler' (Hidden Faces) by Handan İpekçi, a fılm about honor killings

 'Saklı Yüzler' (Hidden Faces) by female Turkısh Dırector, Handan İpekçi, presented at the Kars Festıval on Wheels  ıs a fılm about Turkısh famıly honor killings, a serıous ıssue, dealt wıth ın a dramatıc way. For what has now become a faırly unıversal theme, wherever Turkısh communıtıes are settled, statıstıcs report over 700 such  offences are commıtted yearly ın Turkey alone. The plot concerns a young woman, iıvıng ın another country, who ıs hounded and 'pun...

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...


  Turkish veteran actor Tarik AKAN is best known for his portrayal in Yilmaz Guney s epic YOL .According to the Turkish CNN critic attending this year's Festival on Wheels - around 25 years ago, when Yol was made, all the women in Turkey fell in love with him and now after all those years, the same women are still in love with him !With a hefty build and broad shoulders, embodying the same masculıne appeal as prevalent in popular Indian actors, he commands a calm and steady presence, adding a...


  Symbolising the predominently agricultural character of the region of KARS bordering Armenia where every family living in a house, raises geese, the GOLDEN Goose is also the major award of the 13th European Films Festival on Wheels. On its second day, participants travelled to the ancient city of ANI through rollıng hılls and valleys to admire the ruins of the city in Turkey's easternmost province. .In a country where the Mınıster of Culture equally holds both porfolios of culture an...

Short Film Corner Screening, Tuesday 22nd May at 1 :15 of UNA STORIA SACILESE

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~UNA STORIA SACILESE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHERE DID YOU FIND THAT WOMAN ??Showing at the 2007 Cannes Short Film Corner  Tuesday 22nd May at 1 :15 "Il Racconto de Teresa De Poi and Constante Toffoli"Written and Directed by Helen DOBRENSKY and Irela NUNEZStarring Teresa De Poi e Costante Toffoli21 minShot in Sacile and Polcenigo, lush Northern Italy, with original music by Repertorio Popolare dell'Altolivenzan, docu brings y...

2007 FESTIVAL de CINEMA do BRASIL in Paris

  Festival du Cinéma Brésilien de Paris 25 April through 8 May, 2007 FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DO BRASIL IN PARIS The first week of this 9th two-prong event (feature competition and then documentaries) has ended at the L’Arlequin Cinema in Paris 'trendy Quartier Latin with the presence of top-knotch Brazilian filmmakers, actors and producers, flown over for the event to present each of the two doze...

MEETING ON THE TOPIC OF COPYRIGHT AND MOVIE PIRACY set for ZLIN Childrens Film Festival end of May, 2007

                The Czech Anti-Piracy Union regularly holds lectures on the topic of movie piracy and copyright questions within different film festivals in Czech Republic such as Summer Film School in Uherske Hradiste, Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary, Famufest in Prague and so on. Our main objective is to inform the public about copyright and movie piracy questions in an understandable and complex way. The respect for copyright and intellectual property rights in general is hist...


                        A CONVERSATION WITH BILL GATES Flying in to Paris, February 1st, on the leg of his 4-day European VISTA launching tour, MICROSOFT Chairman and Co-founder, Bill GATES, was Guest of Honour at the 2007 SALON DES ENTREPRENEURS, held in the Paris Congress Center. Before an audience of 4000 in the huge Palais de Congrès auditorium, he also addressed as their sponsor, the young winners of t...


                                     native     SEARCHING FOR PERU THE IRELA PERUVIAN FILM ARCHIVE COLLECTION Researching the Film Archives The little-known historical cinema culture of this Andean nation has found a heroine in an indefatigable and earnest native archive researcher, Irela NUNEZ DEL POZO, who although currently based in Italy, criss-crosses...


2nd INDIA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL NEW DELHI, 11th TO 18 DEC. 2006 Venue: SIRI FORT AUDITORIUM 1, 2, 3, 4/BANGA SANSKRITI MANCH (GOLE MARKET) No. of Films : 130 Participating country : 30 Competition : World Cinema (feature), Participating Countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Russia, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Mexico, Cuba, Romania, Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Luxemburg etc. Competition : Documentary &...

Behzad VAZIRI directs Short Film Corner's 2006 'SONGS WE USED TO SING'

See details on 'ARVANDAN Directors Heading for Cannes Short Film Festival'.Selection : Cannes - Short Film Corner 2006 ...


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