Magazine article Screen International

Turkish Cinema Gets First Push at Filmart

Magazine article Screen International

Turkish Cinema Gets First Push at Filmart

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Turkish cinema will have a presence for the first time at Filmart this year, through a booth organised by Turkey's Izmir Cinema Association (ICA).

ICA will be promoting new Turkish cinema which has been released or screened at film festivals over the past year, as well as films that are currently in production. Turkey's regional cinema organisations have been increasing efforts to market Turkish films overseas following their recent success at the world's top film festivals.

Notable titles being promoted on the Turkish Filmart stand include Nuri Bilge Ceylon's Once Upon A Time In Anatolia, which was awarded the grand jury prize at last year's Cannes film festival; Ra?it Çelikezer's Can, which took the special jury prize in Sundance's World Dramatic Competition this year, and Reis Çelik's Night Of Silence, which won a Crystal Bear for best feature in the Generation 14plus section of this year's Berlin film festival. …

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