Festival to remember Meral Okay
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Meral Okay, who died of cancer in April 9, will be commemorated at the event.The 15th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival started May 10 with a commemoration ceremony for Meral Okay, who died of cancer last month. The festival will continue until May 17 in Ankara.
The festival, supported by the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Prime Ministry’s Promotional Fund and the European Union, was launched yesterday at a press conference. The Flying Broom Festival has been organized since 2003 in memory of Bilge Olgaç, one of the most creative directors in Turkish cinema history. This year’s Success Awards will be presented to actresses Füsun Demirel and Serra Yılmaz, and the Honorary Award will be given to actress Hale Soygazi.
The festival will present a selection of work from one of the leading names in Moroccan cinema, Farida Benlyazid, curated by Turkish film critic Sevin Okyay, and will bring together films from female directors from all around the world, with the goal of making the work of women filmmakers visible.