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‘Ecotopia’ Wins The ‘Best Film Award’ in Ankara

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23rd Ankara International Film Festival winners are  announced with a closing ceremony at MEB Sura in Ankara. ‘Ecotopia’ by Yüksel Aksu was crowned with the ‘Best Film Award’ in National Feature Film Competition category. The jurors, Prof. Sami Sekeroğlu, Osman Şahin, Çiğdem Vitrinel, Cüneyt Cebenoyan  and Doğan Sarıgüzel also determined  the winners of the following categories; Best Film ECOTOPIA - ‘Entelköy Efeköy’e Karşı’ – Yüksel Aksu ...

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.

IST FEST OPENING

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On April 7, 2011, the IFF opened with...   • A “COMING OF AGE” STORY FOR ADULTS Limbo director Maria Sødahl and lead actress Line Verndal met their audience in Istanbul for the second time. Sødahl said the final act of Sonia in the film meant that she chose freedom. She said that the relationship between men and women are universal and that Limbo was a “coming of age story” for adults. • IN HOMELAND Syllas Tzoumerkas, the director of Homeland, which re...

Tribeca Film Festival warps and announces Awards

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World Narrative Competition 2010 World Narrative Feature Competition Jurors: Hope Davis, Aaron Eckhart, John Hamburg, Cheryl Hines, John Ridley, Gary Ross and Gary Winick   The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature When We Leave (Die Fremde) Directed and written by Feo Aladag (Germany) Winner receives $25,000 cash and the art award "Study: Northern City Renaissance" (Mass MoCA #379K) 2008, commissioned by Sting, created by Stephen Hannock. Sponsored by AKA Hotel Res...

"Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek, Tribeca red carpet interviews with cast

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"Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" by Ferzan Ozpetek RED CARPET INTERVIEWS WITH CAST "Mine Vaganti" is the ONLY Italian film showing in this years festival.   "Mine Vaganti"/"Loose Cannons" is a bitter sweet dramatic comedy about a Southern Italian family who own a pasta factory in Puglia, (the spur of the boot), and would love nothing more than for their two handsome sons, Tommaso, and Antonio, to take over the family business, get ...

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International Film Guide Launch At Berlinale

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Tuesday, 10 February----The 45th edition of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the definite yearbook of world cinema, had its first international exposure this wee, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The Guide, again edited by film scholar Ian Haydn Smith and published by Wallflower Press, the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, was first published in 1963, and enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world...

New funding decisions and positive balance for Berlinale 2008

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In the ninth selection round of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) on October 25, the WCF drew a positive balance for 2008 and proposed three film projects for production funding. The WCF jury – film scholar and curator Viola Shafik (Germany/Egypt), programme coordinator of the Swiss Television Alberto Chollet (Switzerland), director of the script programme of the EON Screenwriters' Workshop Alby James (England), as well as WCF project managers Sonja Heinen and Vincenzo Bugno – chose between 108 pr...

Toronto Film Festival Facts And Figures

Saturday, September 6-------The facts and figures of this year's  Toronto International Film Festival go something like this: 312 films from 64 countries, including 249 feature-length films, 76 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 61 of which are feature directorial debuts. Aside from close to 1500 international members of the press and the film industry, the Festival is also welcoming over 500 international stars and special guests on the red carpet. T...

The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Award 2008

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The European Film Academy's People's Choice Award allows film fans across the continent to elect their favourite European film. As part of the European Film Awards, the People's Choice Award sheds a special spotlight on the people films are made for - the audience.Winners of the past include Pedro Almodóvar's VOLVER, Roberto Benigni's LA VITA E BELLA, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, Peter Cattaneo's THE FULL MONTY, and Fatih Akin’s HEAD-ON.The public vote for the People's Choice Award starts on...

Eskişehir, an off-the-beaten-track fılm festıval with Flair

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The 10th Eskişehir (Turkey) Film festival opened on Saturday, May 2 on the spacious modern-looking campus of Anadolu University wıth a flourish and gala celebration worthy of many an A-festıval.  While this festival is relatively minor sandwiched in between the big Turkish festivals of İstanbul, Ankara, and Antalya, it has a truly international flavor and offers extraordinary hospitality to foreign visitors in a forested college campus setting with handsome modern buildings, guest houses, a...

Erkan Oğur in the Bolero Club, Kars, Travelling Film Festival

Erkan Ogur and İsmail H.Demircioğl perform at Kars on closing night of the 2007 FESTIVAL on Wheels.Hear   Erkan Oğur sings beautiful - Bir Sevda şarkısı right here :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsCT-X1j3kE

TURKISH HEARTTHROB ACTOR TARIK AKAN

  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...

THE GEESE OF KARS

  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...

A Taste of Italy at the London Film Festival

 Tuesday, October 23--------Having just been in Italy for the past 12 days (a week of vacation in Venice, mainly seeing art and sampling the food and wine, and 5 days in Rome to attend the Rome Film Festival), I've got Italy on the brain these days. Well, coming to London, there is still lots of Italian to appreciate, especially here at the London Film Festival. While it is not exactly an official section of the Festival, there are a good number of superb Italian films to be seen, mainly in the...

A Taste Of Italy at the London Film Festival

 Tuesday, October 23--------Having just been in Italy for the past 12 days (a week of vacation in Venice, mainly seeing art and sampling the food and wine, and 5 days in Rome to attend the Rome Film Festival), I've got Italy on the brain these days. Well, coming to London, there is still lots of Italian to appreciate, especially here at the London Film Festival. While it is not exactly an official section of the Festival, there are a good number of superb Italian films to be seen, mainly in the...

Istanbul Golden Tulip for 2 (Gilles' wife/Kohi Jikou )

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Awards of the 24th International İstanbul Film FestivalINTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONThe International Jury of the 24th International İstanbul Film Festival was presided over by Jane Campion (director, New Zealand) and composed of Valentina Cervi (actress, Italy), Jan Chapman (producer, Australia), Meltem Cumbul (actress, Turkey), Robert Daudelin (film critic, Canada), Monty Montgomery (producer, USA) and Yeşim Ustaoğlu (director, Turkey). The GOLDEN TULIP Award has been given ex ...
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