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Ukrainian-Turkish film wins ‘Best Direct

Ukraine-Turkey war drama “Klondike,” directed by Maryna Er Gorbach and co-produced by Mehmet Bahadır Er, won the “Best Director” award in the “World Cinema Dramatic” category at the Sundance Film Festival, a premier film festival, where it was premiered. “A film about the choices we make as the world crumbles, bringing it to life with […]

Turkish actress and former mayor Fatma G...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish film actress of the 1960s and 1970s and former district mayor, has died. She was 79 years old. Girik died Monday in an Istanbul hospital of multiple organ failure while being treated for pneumonia related to COVID-19, according to a statement from Liv Hospital. Along with […]

Turkish actress and former mayor Fatma G...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish film actress of the 1960s and 1970s and former district mayor, has died. She was 79 years old. Girik died Monday in an Istanbul hospital of multiple organ failure while being treated for pneumonia related to COVID-19, according to a statement from Liv Hospital. Along with […]

Turkish actress and former mayor Fatma G...

ANKARA, Turkey — Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish film actress of the 1960s and 1970s and former district mayor, has died. She was 79 years old. Girik died Monday in an Istanbul hospital of multiple organ failure while being treated for pneumonia related to COVID-19, according to a statement from Liv Hospital. Along with Turkan […]

Turkish actress and former mayor Fatma G...

Fatma Girik, a beloved 1960s and 1970s Turkish film actress and former district mayor, has died ByThe Associated Press 24 January 2022, 12:47 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ANKARA, Turkey — Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish film actress of the 1960s and 1970s and former district mayor, has died. […]

Turkish actress and former mayor Fatma G...

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatma Girik, a beloved Turkish film actress of the 1960s and 1970s and former district mayor, has died. She was 79 years old. Girik died Monday in an Istanbul hospital of multiple organ failure while being treated for pneumonia related to COVID-19, according to a statement from Liv Hospital. Along with […]

Turkish film “Between Two Dawns” awarded

The special jury prizes were awarded to the Egyptian film ‘Feathers’ and ‘El Planeta’ by Amalia Ulman. Turkish thriller ki Åžafak Arasında (Between two dawn), directed by Selman Nacar, won the best film award worth € 18,000 ($ 20,000) at the 39th edition of the Turin Film Festival, which took place from November 26 to […]

The American Turkish Society will presen...

“Stories Come Together. Storytellers expand our minds and connect us. We are delighted to curate original independent stories that touch our hearts and remind us of the values ​​of our human understanding. We have chosen “Bridges & Borders“as this year’s theme to present films that bridge the gap between cultures, identities and people. These films […]

Turkish Film Week begins in Albania

Turkish Film Week, organized by the Yunus Emre Institute, kicked off in the Albanian capital on Monday. The five-day festival opened with the film Miracle in Cell No. 7, in a cinema hall in Tirana. Turkish Ambassador to Tirana Murat Ahmet Yoruk told the ceremony that Turkish cinema and the Turkish TV series industry have […]

Yunus Emre Institute launches Turkish Fi...

The Turkish Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), which presents Turkey’s cultural heritage in a creative way to foreigners, launched a Turkish Film Week in the Albanian capital Tirana on Monday. The five-day festival was opened with the film “Yedinci KoÄŸuÅŸtaki Mucize” (“Miracle in Cell No. 7”) in a cinema hall in Tirana. Turkish Ambassador to Tirana […]

Winners announced at 21st Frankfurt Turk...

Winners announced at the Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival The 21 awards at the 2021st Frankfurt International Turkish Film Festival have found their owners. Some of the names participating in the festival include Selçuk Method, Reha Özcan, Senan Kara, Emir Özden, Uluç Bayraktar, Alara HamamcıoÄŸlu Bayraktar, Reis Çelik, Selin Kavak, Nida Karabol, Serdar Akar, Rena Lusin […]

Winners announced at 21st Frankfurt Turk...

Winners announced at the Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival The 21 awards at the 2021st Frankfurt International Turkish Film Festival have found their owners. Among the names participating in the festival are Selçuk Method, Reha Özcan, Senan Kara, Emir Özden, Uluç Bayraktar, Alara HamamcıoÄŸlu Bayraktar, Reis Çelik, Selin Kavak, Nida Karabol, Serdar Akar, Rena Lusin Bitmez, […]

Turkish film wins best film award at top...

NEW YORK “FlaÅŸbellek” (Flash Drive), a film directed and written by Turkish Cypriot filmmaker DerviÅŸ Zaim, won the Best Picture award at the New York Independent Cinema Awards in the United States. class = “cf”> Well-known actors of Arab cinema, such as Salah Bakri, Ali Suleiman, Sara El Debuch and Husam Chadat, took part in […]

Turkish film presented in Cannes

CANNES The film “BaÄŸlılık Hasan” (Commitment Hasan) by director Semih KaplanoÄŸlu premiered at the 74th Cannes Film Festival on July 12th. KaplanoÄŸlu and actor Umut KaradaÄŸ attended the screening of the film. class = “cf”> Speaking to state agency Anadolu, KaplanoÄŸlu said he has finished filming the film, “which is the second film in his […]

Veteran Turkish film actor Kartal Tibet ...

ISTANBUL Kartal Tibet, a prominent Turkish actor and screenwriter, has died at the age of 83. “Bye, brother Kartal, I will miss you so much,” actor Civan Canova wrote on social media early Friday, sharing a black-and-white photo of his longtime colleague. The Turkish Culture Ministry has also confirmed the death of the veteran actor. […]

Turkish Film Commission strives to draw ...

NEVÅžEHÄ°R The Turkish Film Commission strives to draw the attention of film companies to Cappadocia, which is a natural film setting with its historical and cultural riches as well as its interesting geographical beauties. class = “cf”> Work has been done to make Cappadocia, where stars such as Charles Bronson, Ömer Åžerif, Tony Curtis and […]

Turkish film festival to honor 7 Muslim ...

BURSA from Turkey An upcoming Turkish film festival will honor the lives of seven Muslim scientists who were pioneers in the field of medicine. They include Ibn Sina, the father of modern medicine; Al Biruni, a renowned great thinker; Ibn al Jazzar, who was the first to diagnose leprosy; Ibn al Nafis, who was the […]

Turkish film “Ghosts” wins two prizes at

ISTANBUL Written and directed by Azra Deniz Okyay, “Hayaletler” (Ghosts) returned with the “Best Director” and “Best Actress” awards from the Casablanca Independent Film Festival, which ended on February 2. class = “cf”> The film was featured as one of the Top 10 Non-US Releases by the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) last week. It […]

Show must go on; The Vancouver Turkish ...

The 7th Vancouver Turkish Film Festival, which runs December 16-21 and co-presented with the Turkish Canadian Society, SFU Woodward Cultural Programs and the Northwest Film Forum, will be screened on an online platform due to the pandemic. Although we all fail to socialize in the movie theaters, we will enjoy the safety of the online […]

Seattle’s eighth Turkish Film Festival t

The online edition of the festival, which will be held from December 5 to 12, aims to give American moviegoers the chance to watch the best Turkish films of 2019. The weeklong event will present four feature films and 10 short films, including 3 Grand Jury favorites. (Twitter) The 8th Seattle Turkish Film Festival will […]

7th Vancouver Turkish Film Festival goes...

The seventh Vancouver Turkish Film Festival (VTFF), hosted by the Canadian-Turkish Society, will take place online this year from December 16 to 21 amid the coronavirus outbreak. As part of the festival, audiences can enjoy award-winning Turkish feature films and 10 short films in their homes with a cup of Turkish tea or coffee. The […]

Boston’s annual Turkish film festival go

WASHINGTON (AA) The Boston Turkish Film Festival kicks off this weekend after a nine-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Films from the 19th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival, which were originally scheduled for March 19 to April 5, 2020 but canceled due to circumstances caused by COVID-19, are now showing on a virtual platform,” […]

Turkish Film Wins Best Screenplay Award ...

NEW YORK Kovan, a film directed and written by Turkish filmmaker Eylem Kaftan, has won six awards, including “Best Screenplay” and “Best Director” at the Chelsea Film Festival in the United States, according to the Hürriyet daily. class = “cf”> Starring the famous Turkish-German actress Meryem Uzerli, better known as Hürrem Sultan in the popular […]

Underground Cinema: The 12th Boston Turk...

Loading, please wait As Turkey as a nation turns its attention to the world, Turkish cinema looks inward. This year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival features works in which directors reflect on the relationship between the secular and the religious, between men and women, and between fate and identity. It sounds like Fyodor Dostoyevsky in 19th-century […]

Istanbul festival screens Iranian-Turkis...

TEHRAN – Iran-Turkey co-production ‘Silence Tree’ will compete at 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organizers say The film, directed by Turkish filmmaker Faysal Soysal, will be screened on July 21 as part of the event’s national competition, which kicks off on July 17. Ali Nuri Oskui, director of the famous Iranian animated film “Release from Heaven”, […]

Turkish film is a big hit at French fest...

ISTANBUL The film “Omar ve Biz” (Omar and us), directed by Matyna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er, won awards at an international festival. class = “cf”> The 2019 film, shot in collaboration with TRT with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, won three grand prizes at the 10th Southern European Film […]

Turkish Film Festival will feature films...

ISTANBUL All films from the International Migration Film Festival in Turkey will be available for free, organizers said on Wednesday. In a statement, festival organizers said more than 50 films will be available online during the festival June 14-21 via www.festivalscope.com by subscription. Due to the limited number of screenings, pre-reservations are required for the […]

Turkish film wins top prizes at European...

VECDÄ° SAYAR – ATHENS The 32nd Athens European Film Panorama Festival presented the awards at its closing ceremony on December 4. Two main prizes went to the Turkish film “Görülmüştür” (Passed through censorship), Serhat Karaaslan’s feature debut. class = “cf”> One of the prizes was the FIPRESCI (Federation of the International Film Press) prize, named […]

American Turkish Society Presents 17th A...

NEW YORK, Dec 3 2019 / PRNewswire / – The American Turkish Society will present on the 17the Annual New York Turkish Film Festival Thursday 12th Decembere – Sunday 15 Decembere at the SVA Theater in Chelsea, New York. This year’s festival will feature a unique selection of films to represent the festival theme: “Contemporary […]

New York Turkish Film Festival is in Dec...

Disclosure: This article may contain affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click and make a purchase. Özgür Töre November 28, 2019 The iconic cultural event of the American Turkish Society, New York Turkish Film Festival will take place from December 12 to 15, […]

Seattle Turkish Film Festival Brings Nat...

The Seattle Turkish Film Festival (STFF) is set to return for its seventh year from November 21-24, giving North American audiences four days to see some of Turkey’s best film productions. A total of eight feature films and one documentary will be screened during the festival, which also includes a discussion session and a short […]

Vancouver Turkish Film Festival: The Eye...

The most famous Armenian-Canadian photographer, without a doubt, was Yousef Karsh. His memorable portraits of prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, continue to capture the public imagination nearly two decades after his death. In Turkey, it is another photographer of Armenian descent, Ara Güler, who is considered the all-time great of his nation. Güler’s canvas was […]

Turkish director receives Italian Order ...

Acclaimed Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek received the Italian Order of Merit, the country’s highest honor, in Rome on Monday, reports Anadolu Agency. Ferzan Ozpetek, born in Istanbul but long residing in Italy, received the Order of Merit of the Commendatore (Commander) under a decree signed by Italian President Sergio Mattarella last June. “I love him […]

Iconic Turkish film festival returns wit...

What’s in a name? For the iconic Adana film festival, the return to its original name – Golden Boll, which takes its name from the rounded cottonseed grown in abundance in the region – after three years has been a major political victory. Former Adana mayor Huseyin Sozlu of the far-right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) […]

Turkish film Noah Land wins best screenp...

Quick News Noah Land, directed and written by Turkish filmmaker Cenk Erturk, won the awards for best screenplay and best actor at the Tribeca Film Festival. Director Cenk Erturk (R6), Actor Ali Atay (L4), Actor Arin Kusaksizoglu (L2), Actor Haluk Bilginer (L7), Actress Hande Dogandemir (R7), Producer Alp Erturk, Producer Tuna Erturk (R2), Producer Patrick […]

Turkish film Ayla screened in New York

NEW YORK – Anadolu Agency The acclaimed Turkish film Ayla: The Daughter of War was screened in New York on March 8. class = “cf”> The film, based on a true story, tells the story of a Turkish sergeant and a five-year-old orphaned girl he found during the Korean War in 1950 was screened at […]

Netflix theaters release Turkish film sp...

ISTANBUL The release of Yılmaz ErdoÄŸan’s latest film “Organizing Ä°ÅŸler 2: Sazan Sarmalı” on the international digital platform Netflix two weeks after its first appearance in Turkish theaters has aroused the ire of moviegoers and officials of the Turkish cinema industry. class = “cf”> The film, released on February 1 in Turkey, was released on […]

An act of kindness backfires in Turkish ...

The kindness of strangers is totally overrated. That’s what Tufan realizes when he picks up his elderly neighbor Huriye after a bad fall. The first shock is the cost of his medications. Another is the realization that Tufan could be struggling with Huriye for much longer than expected since his daughter will have nothing to […]

Things to do: Experience film culture at...

Family dysfunction is a universal theme: there’s always a sibling who outperforms the others, one who finds a suitable mate, and an underachievers who can’t get out of laziness. But look behind the facade of even the most successful families and it’s obvious that almost everyone is dysfunctional in their own way. In Butterflies (Kelebekler)one […]

Turkish Film Week continues in Bodrum an...

Vecdi Sayar – BODRUM The 8th Bodrum Film Week, organized by the Association of Turkish Cinema Exhibitors (SÄ°SAY), kicked off on September 13 in the western city of Bodrum with a meeting of exhibitors from different cities in Turkey. class = “cf”> During the sessions of the meeting, excerpts from several new films were shown […]

Turkish refugee film aims for internatio...

By Nilay Kar Onum ISTANBUL A Turkish documentary recounting the desperate journeys of migrants seeking refuge in Europe is expected to win two awards at the Amsterdam International Film Festival in August. Produced by Turkish journalist Ayse Bohurler and directed by Enes Hakan Tokyay, Europe’s Trial With the Refugees was nominated for Best Director and […]

German-Turkish film festival defies the ...

This year, the Turkish Film Festival in Germany started without any financial support from Turkey. Ankara withdrew funding at the last minute for an event it seems to perceive as far too critical. By Jochen Kurten The bad news came just weeks before the festival started on Friday. Without giving any reason, the Turkish Ministry […]

A Turkish film in competition at the Pal...

By Aise Humeyra Bulovali ISTANBUL A Turkish film centered on the real-life relationship between a Turkish soldier and a Korean orphan during the Korean War will compete in a film festival in the United States Director Can Ulkay’s film Ayla will compete at the 29th Palm Springs International Film Festival to be held Jan. 4-15, […]

Hollywood Turkish Film Fest “fulfills a

HOLLYWOOD The Hollywood Turkish Film Festival is a project that the Turkish film industry has long dreamed of, according to the festival organizer. Speaking at the festival’s opening ceremony in Hollywood on Friday, Barbaros Tapan said the event will provide a platform for Turkish cinema to be shown in Hollywood. “Each year, nominated for an […]

Paramount Pictures Studios to Host Holly...

The first Hollywood Turkish Film Festival (HTFF) is set to begin on October 20. The event will be held at Paramount Pictures Studios, which has served the movie world for more than 100 years and produced many influential films, including ‘Godfather’, ‘Top Gun’, ‘Ghost’ and ‘Star Trek’. The festival’s global communications partner is Anadolu Agency […]

MFAH Presents 5th Annual Houston Turkish...

From Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston presents the 5th Annual Houston Turkish Film Festival. This year’s lineup includes five acclaimed releases from Turkey, including the award-winning film Iftarlik Gazoz (61 Days), depicting the cultural habits of rural villagers by telling the story of a young boy in […]

Boston Turkish Film Festival kicks off M...

This year’s Boston Turkish Film Festival (BTFF) will be a high-profile program showcasing Turkish cinema and will feature appearances by Turkish directors, according to its founding director Erkut Gömülü. The 16e The month-long annual event kicks off on March 16 with a screening of the film “61 Days” (Ä°ftarlık Gazoz) at the Boston Museum of […]

Refugees at the center of the Dutch-Turk...

The Red Tulip Film Festival will celebrate its fourth anniversary in the six biggest cities of the Netherlands, including Rotterdam and Amsterdam, between May 27 and June 4. This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award will go to one of the biggest names in Turkish cinema, successful artist Hülya Koçyiğit. The award will be presented to […]

DC’s first Turkish film festival gives f

Although Turkey’s film industry celebrated its centenary in 2014, most of the country’s directors remain little known outside of the international festival circuit. Two notable exceptions are Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the Palme d’Or de Cannes in 2014 for “Winter Sleep”, and the Franco-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven, whose first feature “Mustang” was nominated […]

Turkish Film Festivals USA has announced...

After a successful run in 2014, Turkish Film Festivals USA returns to Miami from October 13and up to 15and. All screenings will take place at the Colony Theater located at 1040 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. As is customary, all screenings are free and open to the public. This year, the festival brings to Miami […]

Opening of Turkish Film Festival in Rome

ROME – DoÄŸan News Agency Actress Hümeyra and actor Mehmet Günsur attend a press conference. AA Photo The 4th Turkish Film Festival, held in the Italian capital of Rome, opened on April 16 with a gala. Seasoned singer and actress Hümeyra received the Honorary Award at the opening. Before the opening of the festival, the […]

Turkish film wins first prize at Italian...

“The Dream of the Butterfly”, written by Yılmaz ErdoÄŸan, wins the first prize at the Terra di Siena International Film Festival in Italy. “The Dream of the Butterfly”, a Turkish film written and directed by Yılmaz ErdoÄŸan, won first prize in the best film category at the Terra di Siena International Film Festival in Italy […]

Turkish film ‘Winter Sleep’ wins top pri

Cannes Film Festival 2014: red carpet Cannes Film Festival 2014: red carpet – Actress Paz Vega poses for photographers as she arrives for the awards ceremony at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Saturday May 24. Cannes Film Festival 2014: red carpet Cannes Film Festival 2014: red carpet – Elena Lyadova walks […]

Turkish film “Winter Sleep” wins award a

CANNES, France – The 67th Cannes Film Festival closed with restraint on Saturday evening when the Palme d’Or was awarded to the Turkish film “Winter Sleep”. Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the 3-hour, 16-minute philosophical talkfest about life and death, good and evil, the beauty of the natural world and the art of conversation, had […]

Rare treat for Turkish moviegoers

Turkish Ambassador H Emre Yunt (second from right) with Turkish Airlines Managing Director Mehmed Caymaz (right); President of the Qatari-Turkish Businessmen’s Association, Sezai Arli (second from left); and a representative of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Aytug Fazil Plumer, during the opening of the second Doha Turkish Film Festival at the Villaggio Cinema yesterday. […]