Frankfurt film fest to host Turkish stars
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Frankfurt Film Festival president Hüseyin Sıtkı has unveils the program at a press conference. The events, which will run from Nov. 9 to 18, will start with a photography exhibition titled ‘The colors of Anatolia.’The 12th Frankfurt Film Festival is set to kick off next month featuring a number of Turkish movies and stars.
The events, which will run from Nov. 9 to 18, will start with a photography exhibition titled “The colors of Anatolia” before Çağan Irmak’s movie “My Grandfather’s People,” opens the screenings.
The gala, which will take place Nov. 11 in Frankfurt, will host Emel Sayın, Ayşen Gruda, Halit Akçatepe, Ali Sunal, Demet Akbağ, Aytaç Arman, İzzet Günay, Tolga Çevik and Selçuk Yöntem.
“In order to start a platform for Turkish movies, we started this festival 12 years ago,” festival committee head Hüseyin Sıtkı said at a press conference earlier this week.
The festival will also feature films from German and other European producers in addition to Turkish films.
People meet at the platform and share their experiences, Sıtkı said. “This also leads people to increase cultural dialogue between them.” The festival draws up to 5,000 people each year, he added.
Hessen Minister-President Volken Bouffier, Vice Minister-President Jörg-Uwe Hahn, Frankfurt Mayor Peter Feldmann and Turkish Consul in Frankfurt İlhan Saygılı all attended the festival’s press conference.
Festival makes additions
This year the festival will unveil two new projects, with actor Mustafa Üstündağ organizing an acting workshop on cinema and acting. At the same time, organizers will also work with local students in an effort to bring the festival to a wider audience.