Istanbul’s documentary festival calls for movies for a new award
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Istanbul Documentary Days, which runs this year on June 1 and 6, calls for films.Organizers of the sixth Documentarist documentary days festival have issued a call for submissions to this year’s event, which provides a platform for Turkish documentaries to promote themselves to the world.
Istanbul Documentary Days, which will run this year between June 1 and 6, is an independent initiative run by a group of young documentary filmmakers.
Geared toward a new generation of filmmakers and film students, as well as film lovers, the event was created mainly to support creative documentary filmmaking and to bring the best examples of the genre to Istanbul.
The event, which has won a special place on the Turkish festival circuit thanks to the quality of the documentaries it presents, will continue to open up new frontiers for audiences with its 2013 program.
During the competition, directors will be eligible to win the Johan van der Keuken New Talents Award with either their debut or second film. Those wishing to enter a film into the festival must send their portfolio by April 12 to www.documentarist.org/2012/fest.