Zeugma Film Festival in Gaziantep
GAZİANTEP – Hürriyet Daily NewsThe International Zeugma Film Festival will be held between Nov. 3 and 9 in the southern province of Gaziantep. The festival will bring more than 80 selected national and foreign films to the city and offers the audience a chance to join talks with master filmmakers.
The gala of the festival will be held on Nov. 3 at the Metropolitan Municipality Onat Kutlar Hall with the attendance of veteran actor Kadir İnanır and the famous Gaziantep-born writer Ahmet Ümit, who is supporting the festival. İnanır will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival during the gala event.
Before screening the film “Bir Ses Böler Geceyi,” (A Noise in the Night) on Nov. 4, Ümit and director Ersan Arsever will present a talk titled “Literature and Cinema.” Also on the same day, “Deli Deli Olma” (Don’t Be So Crazy) will be screened at the Gaziantep H-type Prison with the attendance of director Murat Saraçoğlu, actor Mesut Akusta, and scriptwriter Serkan Tarhan.
The foreign films that were shown during the 13th Filmekimi will be in the program of the Zeugma Film Festival. Also, 15 local feature films will be meeting audiences with their directors and actors.
The festival’s documentary section will be organized this year with the support of Documentarist and the Hamiş Syria Culture House. It will include 19 documentaries, many of which will be premiered at the festival.
The festival will also screen more than 30 short films, selected from Boğaziçi University’s Hisar Short Film Festival and the Conscience Films Program.
The festival films will be screened from Nov. 5 in four movie theaters across Gaziantep, including Prima Mall Prestige, Avşar Movie Theater, Sinepark Nakıpali and Cinemaximum, as well as Gaziantep University.