Ankara film festival opens

Ankara film festival opens

Ankara film festival opens The 26th Ankara International Film Festival, organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation, opened April 22. The festival will feature more than 120 features and short films until May 3 at the Ankara Büyülü Fener Movie Theater. 

A number of films will make their Turkey premieres, with the participation of their directors. 

Among the films are Radu June’s “Well-done,” Burhan Qurbani’s “We are Young, We are Strong” and “Petting Zoo” and Ana V. Bojorquez and Lucia Carreras’ “The Greatest House in the World.” 

There will also be many workshops and talks held as part of the festival. 

This year, the festival has a new category for April 23, Children’s Day. Films for children will be screened and 100 children from Iraqi refugee groups will have a chance to participate in dramatic workshops. 

The Turkish Education Foundation’s  “Ticket in Suspense” project will be realized at this year’s festival. Screenings will be closed to the public for the first three shows every day, when students will be able to view films as guests of the foundation.