FESTIVALS: FNE at Istanbul IFF: Zephyr

Zephyr screens in the Turkish national film competition after making its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival in September.

FESTIVALS: FNE at Istanbul IFF: The Plane Tree

After several months of pre-production, The Plane Tree began filming on 17 July 2010 for a period of nine weeks.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…


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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…