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FROM ON HIGH to play Izmir Artemis Film Festival!

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FROM ON HIGH has been selected to the International Izmir Artemis Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey for August 27-31, 2018 and will compete for the Best Short Film prize there. Written and helmed by Dawn Westlake, FROM ON HIGH tells the story of a Syrian refugee girl who finds a better life in Europe. It was shot on location and edited by Pol Carrizo-Vilarroig of Imatge Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain in September 2017. An original score was composed by GC Johnson of Acoustic Labs. FROM ON HIGH has...

16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival: XI

16th Third Eye Asian Film Festival: XI Sixteen years is a long time in the life of a film festival. It seems an even bigger achievement when you consider the upheavals that the Third Eye Asian Film Festival has undergone during its tenure. In fact, it is a miracle that it has continued, against all odds. Asian Film Foundation, headed by Kiran Shantaram, son of late V. Shantaram, remains the driving force, as does Sudhir Nandgaonkar, journalist and a bunch of teenage students pool in their res...

Solidarity with ICAP Film Festival and Istanbul University

e-mailed, 19th July to ICAP Film Festival Istanbul / Istanbul University: Dear Ladies and Sirs, referring to reports given by Western TV and newspapers, Turkey seems to be on the way to become a dictatorship. We hope ICAPFF and Istanbul University and its staff have not been harmed by the attacks on the liberty of culture, science and education carried out on Turkish universities by the islamic AKP government. So, please let me quote the title of the film which we submitted to this year´...

29th.istanbul international short film festival

Istanbul International Short Film Festival is the longest running and most experienced organization among the international short film festivals in Turkey.
 
Short film is a medium based on making best of limited time within the frame of cinema art and gives the directors the opportunity of expressing their talents in the most unique way. The In this perspective the Festival aims to support short film and to provide young filmmakers to present their work both on national and international platforms.
 
The Festival had been started by a group of young enthusiasts on national level and showcased only films produced in Turkey. In years it has attracted a big interest and became an international organization in 1988.
 
As an un-interrupted organization of 38 years, the Festival is a unique example of its kind.
 
The Festival is organized each November and through its one-week-course around 200 distinguished short films from Turkey and the world are screened to filmlovers. Experienced filmmakers, professionals share their experiences through Q&A's and workshops.
 
Until today, around 5400 short films have been screened, 1150 guests have attended the festival, 550 Q&A's and 33 workshops have been organized.
 
The international section consists of only film screenings; there is no competition within this section. Films are selected through a process of focused evaluation process from both the direct applications and also from the films provided by film centers of different countries. These films are being presented to the audience with Turkish subtitles in three different theaters where the directors are ready for an Q&A afterwards. 
 
Festival catalogues of each year provide an important reference for cinematic memory.
 
This organization is being run by an independent committee where Hilmi Etikan acts as the president and keeps it's respectable profile throughout the years.

 


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Crossroads

Director: faysal soysal.

When they were kids, Bunyamin and his brother Yusuf fall in love with the same girl – Zeliha – and a childish game leads to Zeliha’s death. Bunyamin can never forgive himself and face up to his brother, instead; he keeps running away from home with excuses. After his graduation, he drifts to Bosnia to help with the discovery of dead bodies from the mass graves. The emotional pressure of his job brings his past back to him in his dreams, instead of being himself in his dreams; he turns into his brother Yusuf who struggles to find his true love Zuleyha. Zrinka is a Serbian-Bosnian psychologist helps people with post-war suicide syndrome. They meet on the Mostar Bridge while she considers committing suicide. Mysterious nature of Bunyamin attracts her. Zrinka tries to help him to be released from his qualms of conscience, but despite of all her efforts, Bunyamin doesn’t share the terrific childhood incident with her. After completing his job in the ICMP, (International Commission on Missing Persons), he returns to Turkey to face his brother to deserve Zrinka’s love. While waiting for his return patiently, one day, Zrinka sees that something bad happens to him in her dream. She follows her instincts and begins a journey through Turkey to help him and find an answer to her love. In Hasankeyf, instead of what she expects, she finds another truth and the true love. This isn’t a straight-forward love story; it’s a tale of love, death and the healing of three lost hearts. It is pure reality drenched in dreams.

Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival to screen 2 Ron de Cana films!

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Eregli Uluslar Kisa Film Festival in Konya, Turkey will screen both "Covariance" (2011) and "A.L.I.C.E."(2010) in their festival, 13-15 July 2012. Both films were made with the generous support in the camera department from Canon USA, Inc. and were shot entirely on location on the Canon 5D Mark II. For more information about the films and to see trailers, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com    ...

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

Director: Antoon Cox.
In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial dream come true. The two main protagonists (see picture) mama Jeanne from Congo and Pierre (see picture) from France mount a terril (slag heap) and discover the beauty of their habitat. Comming from the Congo Mama mounts the terril in a typical African dress and high heels. The little mountain reminds her of Congo. At the summit treats the local population to blazed bananas and Chicken Moambe. The party at the summit depicts well the diversity of this town with the Africans to be the latest immigrants after the Italians, the Turks. Towards the end they are all surprised by the resurrection of singer Claude François, the French singing legend who passed away in an accident just a few years after La Louvière's last mine was closed down.

La Mer de la Tranquilité / The Sea of Tranquility

English In the first half of the 20th century, La Louvière was a prosperous mining town in Belgium. Today, more than three decades after the closing of the last mine, this same place is generally known as a grim town famous for its high unemployment rates. Still, to those who are willing to look beyond the statistics, this town reveals its beauty. In particular, this documentary shows a multicultural and convivial ...

ÉCU's Partner - The Teens International Shorts Festival

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The Teen International Shorts Festival February 8th – 11th The Teen International Shorts Festival has been more of a project towards a common idea than a contest. As the team is preparing for its 8th edition that will take place in Istanbul in a couple of days (8th February – 11th February), we find out at their very explanatory internet site (www.tisfest.org) that the founders of the festival is the organization of Turkish Benefactors Association (TYSD) that was established in 192...

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More Award Sponsors for 2012 DCFF!

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The Derby City Film Festival is pleased to announce more award sponsors for the 2012 edition which runs February 17th-19th in Louisville, Kentucky. IndieFlix On-line Short Film Competition     Ten short films will be chosen (2 finalists from each short category & 2 "wild cards" picked from all shorts) and streamed online on indieflix.com prior to the festival. Viewers will then vote on what they think is the best film. The winning film is spotlighted on Ind...

Don’t Miss the South East European Films at AFI in Los Angeles

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Here's another great opportunity to see films from South East Europe in Los Angeles. And it's free! Today (and later this week too) you can see two SEE films at the AFI Film Festival: -- Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Turkey/Bosnia) is Turkey’s official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, today at 1:30pm at the Egyptian, and Nov. 10 at 3:45pm at the Chinese. Details: http://ticketing.afi.com/eng/detail.aspx?ID=8196  -- The Forgiveness of Blood (USA/Albania/Denmark/Italy)...

MALATYA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

6th Malatya International Film Festival will open its curtains for the cinegoers and residents in Malatya on 06.11.2015 by the organization of Malatya Governorate and Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation. Besides providing an opportunity for the audiences to meet with the qualified productions from all over the world, the festival will provide an enjoyable week full of activities. This exhausting but pleasant festival marathon will end after the Award Ceremony which will take place on the 12th November 2015.

During the Festival, approximately 150 films - 65 feature films, together with the documentary and short films - will meet with the cinegoers. The Festival programme which is composed of the current films, as well as the last productions of the qualified film-makers and the first movies of the newly discovered young film-makers, will meet with the audiences in Malatya.

Films to compete at 2nd Malatya International Film Festival are announced

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After the last year’s tremendously successful first festival, Malatya Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 18th to 24th November this year.With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by Global Mass Communication Studies Foundation. The pre-jury  members Professor Doctor Oguz Onaran, Associate Doctor Berrin Ya...

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...

Turkish premiere for "A.L.I.C.E."!

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"A.L.I.C.E." was accepted to screen in the 12th annual Izmir International Short Film Festival in Izmir, Turkey for November 16-20, 2011. This is "A.L.I.C.E."'s 27th festival selection. The film starts 5x Emmy Award winner Joey D'Auria and former MTV Europe VJ, Aketza Lopez. It was written/directed/produced by Dawn Westlake under her Ron de Cana Productions banner. Cameras, lenses and other equipment were provided by Canon USA, Inc. The film is represented by Fred Jou...

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...

Adana Golden Boll Mediterranean Short Film Competition / Turkey

First held in 1969 and taking its name from the traditional crop grown in the region, the Altin Koza (Golden Boll) Film Festival is held in Adana, a city located along Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

The Adana Altin Koza Film Festival has been reaching new heights each year by continually enriching its program and further widening the door opening onto world cinema.
Organized by the Adana Municipality , the film festival has to date included full-length feature films along with nationally produced short films and student films, thus providing considerable support to these efforts.

Beginning from 2008, a decision was made to broaden the scope of the festival to an international dimension within the framework of Mediterranean countries.

Istanbul International Short Film Festival /Turkey

The short films (fiction, experimental, animation and short documentary) with english subtitles. It is preferable that the duration of the films does not exceed 20 minutes. The festival is open to the public .

 

Adana Golden Boll Mediterranean Short Film Festival

International Short Film Competition for Mediterranean Countries. The films must be in the Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental categories.

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