FESTIVALS: FNE at Istanbul IFF: 72nd Ward

Made on a budget of 1 million Turkish lira, 72nd Ward which opened in Turkish cinemas on 4 March 2011 has already earned 2 million Turkish lira at the box…
06-04-2011

Turkey Expands Meetings on the Bridge

ISTANBUL: European producers and filmmakers attending the 30th Istanbul film festival (2-17 April 2011, www.iksv.org/film) will find an expanded Meetings on the Bridge platform for coproductions. Building upon the success…
29-03-2011

FESTIVALS: Istanbul Announces Competition Films

ISTANBUL: Twelve films will compete in the Golden Tulip international competition at the 30th anniversary edition of the Istanbul Film Festival (film.iksv.org), 2-14 April 2011. An additional 14 films will…
15-03-2011

FESTIVALS: Istanbul Festival Celebrates 30th Anniversary

ISTANBUL: The 30th anniversary edition of the Istanbul Film Festival (film.idvs.org) runs 2-17 April 2011 with a line-up of 230 films in 21 sections. With 150,000 visitors in 2010, the…
14-03-2011

Five Minarets Tops Turkish 2010 Box Office

In 2010, Turkish films continued to dominate the national box office in Turkey, claiming 186 Million Turkish Liras of a total 357 million TL in box income, once more staying…
23-01-2011

PRODUCTION: Scapegoat goes into Postproduction

ISTANBUL: Scapegoat, a slapstick comedy expected to rival the success of the 2009 Turkish box office hit Recep Ivedik (4.5 million admissions), is completing postproduction. A $1 million production by…
09-01-2011

WINNER OF THE FESTIVAL ON WHEELS: ILLEGAL

The winning films of the 16th Festival on Wheels have been announced. Of the nine titles which competed in the Festival, Olivier Masset-Depasse's Illegal took the Golden Bull Award. The…
21-12-2010

Turkey Approves Media Foreign Ownership Bill

The Turkish Parliament has approved a bill that will allow an increase in foreign ownership of Turkish TV and radio. Foreign investment will now cap at 50%, doubling the previous…
09-12-2010

FESTIVALS: Festival on Wheels Announces Turkish Schedule

The 16th Festival on Wheels, organized by the Ankara Cinema Association in association with the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism, the Governorship of Artvin, the Municipality of Artvin and…
24-11-2010

Turkish Producer Wins Prix Eurimages

Turkish producer Zeynep Özbatur, head of Zeyno Film Production in Istanbul, Turkey, will receive the Prix Eurimages (www.coe.int/Eurimages) fourth European Coproduction Award.
01-11-2010

Antalya Golden Orange IFF Winners

ANTALYA: The 47th annual Golden Orange Film Festival in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya ended on a high note with Majority directed by newcomer Seren Yuce taking the prize for…
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Top Russian film director Fyodor Bondarchuk honoured at Antalya IFF

ANTALYA: Top Russian film director Fyodor Bondarchuk was honoured with an award for his artistic achievement at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival last night. The Mayor of Antalya region,…
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Kusturica Exits Antalya Golden Orange IFF: Competition Lineup

ANTALYA: Serbian film director Emir Kusturica has left the 47th Antalya Golden Orange IFF following protests over his alleged comments about the Bosnian war. Kusturica has said he did not…
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FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: A Step into Darkness

Atil Inac directed the award winning film A Step into Darkness, which screened in the national competition at Adana, following its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival and screenings at…
26-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Breath

Breath (Nefes) directed by Levent Semerci is the first war movie about Sirnak and terrorism on the south-eastern border of Turkey. The film, with a cast of first-time actors, was…
26-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: Envy

Envy from director Zeki Demirkubuz is a story of lust, loyalty, passion and trust in 1930's Turkey. The film is adapted from an acclaimed novel by Nahid Sırri Orik.
26-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll FF 2010: Glory of young Turkish cinema

The 17th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (20-26 September) put on display the glorious talent of today's young Turkish cinema. The Golden Boll for Best Film went to this year's…
26-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: The Voice

The Voice, about a girl who hears voices inside her head, is one of the several Turkish parapsychological horror films. The script was written by noted film critic Uygar Sirin…
25-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010 National Competition: There

There, directed by Melik Saracoglu and Hakki Kurtulus, is a drama about a father and his two estranged sons who reunite following the death of their mother. The film was…
25-09-2010

FNE at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2010: MEDITERRANEAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION

ADANA: The 17th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (http://www.altinkoza.org/) has bounced back after its usual June slot was cancelled earlier this year and the event was transfered to September in…
24-09-2010