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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The film ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, (Turkey, 2010) screened at Cannes 2011 in competition. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, it went on to win the Grand Prix.photos of cast at Cannes press conference by Vanessa McMahon visit the official website here:  http://www.nbcfilm.com/anatolia/anatolia.php?mid=1 

30th IFF... THE CLOSING CEREMONY

The Festival’s “Turkish Cinema” theme sponsor Efes, gave a monetary award of $30,000 to Sedat Yılmaz, the director of Press, which was elected by FIPRESCI among films participating in the National Competition and who was awarded on Onat Kutlar’s memory, to be used toward his next film.

30th IFF... THE CLOSING CEREMONY

he Festival’s “Turkish Cinema” theme sponsor Efes, gave a monetary award of $30,000 to Sedat Yılmaz, the director of Press, which was elected by FIPRESCI among films participating in the National Competition and who was awarded on Onat Kutlar’s memory, to be used toward his next film.

30th IFF Award ceremony

Turkish film, PRESS (2010) wins The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) to Sedat Yılmaz with his film Press in the National Competition.

30th IFF... THE CLOSING CEREMONY

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• FESTIVAL’S WINNERS ANNOUNCED The closure gala of the 30th Istanbul Film Festival took place at Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre. In the evening, which was presented by Mehmet Ali Alabora and broadcast live on NTV, the Golden Tulip International Competition Award was given to Egyptian director Ahmad Abdalla’s Microphone. In the International Competition, the Special Jury Prize was given ex aequo to Seyfi Teoman’s Our Grand Despair and Federico Veiroj’s A Useful Life. Th...

IFF APRIL 14, 2011

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• AWARDS TIME IN MEETINGS ON THE BIRDGE The winners will be announced at 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 awards ceremony, which will start at 19.00, will take place in Cezayir. • A BRIDGE OF FILMS BETWEEN ITALY AND TURKEY Italian Chamber of Commerce and Roma MedFilm Festival will hold bilateral meetings in Lütfi Kırdar Congress Center under the scope of the 30th Istanbul Film Fes...

IFF APRIL 13, 2011

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• 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...

IFF APRIL 12, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE CONTINUE 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, continue. Representatives from CNC and Unifrance, producers that target or are in the process of a co-production, and distributors will attend “Meetings on the Bridge Turkey-France Panel: Co-productions and New Media.” The panel is due to start at 10.00 in the French Cultural Center. This panel will be followed by another pa...

Istanbul IFF APRIL 11, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE START Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which will take place this year, aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. It brings together producers, directors, scriptwriters, and industry representatives from both Europe and Turkey, giving filmmakers a chance to do their projects’ first international presentation and creating a common ground for co-productions. The first meeting will take place at 9.30 in the French Palace. The meeting for Tu...

IFF APRIL 10, 2011

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• COMPETITIONS KICK OFF The screening of films that participate in the Festival’s National and International competitions will start. The exciting race for Golden Tulips will begin with the arrival of jury members in Istanbul. • FROM FICTION TO FILM The film adaptation of Orhan Kemal’s 72nd Ward, which takes as its subject the lives of prison inmates in 1940s, full of misery and pain, is part of the National Competition line-up. It will be screened at 13.30 in Atlas. Follo...

ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (IFF)

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• MIRANDA RICHARDSON WAS IN ISTANBUL Accomplished actress Miranda Richardson was in Istanbul for the screening of Nigel Cole’s latest film Made in Dagenham and she met her fans and viewers at Akbank Sanat after the screening of the film in which Richardson portrays female cabinet minister Barbara Castle, who at the end of the 1960s paved the way for the Equal Pay Act in the UK. Richardson said Castle was a very passionate and strong woman, adding, “I never had the chance to meet h...

Istanbul Film Festival opens tomorrow celebrates 30 year anniversary

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BANGKOK ~ The 30th Istanbul Film Festival will take place during April 2-17. With approximately 150, 000 participants last year Istanbul Film Festival is again the biggest cinema event of Turkey and once again offers rich content. Some 230 films in 21 sections will be shown in the festival. A  wide-ranging programme composed of special retrospectives exclusive to the 30th year includes new films premiered in January at Sundance and in February at Berlin, Golden Tulip International and Na...

Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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    Sofia, Bulgaria hosts its 15th International Film Festival this year on the dates 4-13th March 2011. One of the most important film festivals on the festival map, it features not only top international films but Eastern European and Bulgarian national cinema as well. Various industry professionals from the international cinema world will attend to support and/or present their films in competition at the festival.  The SIFF 2011 festival officially opened o...

"Aftershock" Wins Best Feature Film at APSA Awards

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China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Iran and India win awards BANGKOK ~ Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People’s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced on Thursday (02 December) evening at a stunning ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Chinese actor Chen Daoming received the Best Performance by an Actor award for the same film, which is the highest grossing domestic ...

16th London Turkish Film Festival Opening Gala

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The Opening Gala for the 16th edition of the London Turkish Film Festival took place last night at the Empire Leicester Square, an enviable setting and historical location with strong ties to British cinematical history.  With the red carpet rolled out and crowd congregating with curiosity, everyone waited with anxiety for the arrival of the talent - most notably Sener Sen, soon-to-be winner of the Golden Wings Lifetime Achievement Award, Cagan Irmak, director of the opening film "Sleeping...

European award to Zeynep Özbatur

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Turkish producer receives Prix EURIMAGESThe winner of the fourth edition of the EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD - Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, was just announced at a lunch held in the framework of the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended by a large number of professionals from the cinema industry and the press.This year’s prize will go to an outstanding producer who has always joined forces with European producing ...

Polanski's "The Ghost Writer" Fipresci Best Film of the Year

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Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is Best Film of the Year, according to the members of the International Federation of Film Critics – FIPRESCI who voted for the Grand Prix 2010. The 296 film critics from throughout the world that took part in the poll expressed their preference among the feature-length films premièred during the previous year (after July 1, 2009), according this distinct sign of critical acclaim to The Ghost Writer. Leading actress Olivia Williams will receive the FIPRESCI ...

Award winners World Cinema Amsterdam announced

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The Jury Award (worth € 7,500) at the inaugural World Cinema Amsterdam festival was awarded to Juntos by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico). Honey (Bal) by Semih Kaplanoğlu from Turkey (also winner of a Golden Bear in 2010) took the World Cinema Amsterdam NTR Broadcast Award, consisting of acquisition and a television broadcast, worth € 10,000. Honey (Bal) will be broadcast by NTR in the 2010/2011 season. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand) was given ...

No Ice or Snow: The Berlinale Outdoors in Summer!

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At the 8th Summer Berlinale from July 16 to 19, the Open Air Cinema in Friedrichshain is presenting - in collaboration with radioeins - five highlights from the 60th Berlin International Film Festival's programme. These films have yet to be released in German movie theatres.   Besides Bal (Honey), winner of this year's Golden Bear, three audience favourites will be shown from the Panorama, Forum and Perspektive Deutsches Kino sections. Festival Director Dieter Kosslick will open th...

EFP launches programme highlighting European and Turkish films

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BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY at the Istanbul International Film Festival (April 3-18, 2010)   NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak With BRIDGES EUROPE - TURKEY, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be launching a new programme at the 29th edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival. Between April 12-14, the festival, in close cooperation with EFP, will highlight and present 10 current European and 12 Turkish productions of up-and-coming directors. Apart from the aim...

The European Parliament congratulates Hanna Schygulla on her Golden Bear lifetime achievements

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The German actress Hanna Schygulla received an honorary Golden Bear at the 60th Berlinale. The European Parliament took this opportunity to congratulate Mrs Schygulla for her lifetime achievements. One of these was her magnificent performance in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite, which won the 2007 LUX Prize. The President of the European Parliament personally handed the award to Ms Schygulla on 24 October 2007.           &nb...

The Festival on Wheels travels to Skopje

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Organized by the Ankara Cinema Association and supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Festival on Wheels is taking the road for Skopje (18-20 December 2009) with a van load of films for the 15th time. The Festival on Wheels will begin this year's itinerary on home ground in Ankara. After inspiring audiences in the capital's Batı Cinema from 4-10 December, the festival will move on to Artvin on 11 December. As of this year, the international competition will b...

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