Bosphorus Film Festival set to begin
ISTANBULThe 3rd International Bosphorus Film Festival, organized by the Boğaziçi Cinema Association, is set to begin on Nov. 20.
According to a written statement made by the association, the festival will also host education workshops.
Films will compete in the Best National Short Fiction, Best National Short Documentary, Best International Short Fiction and the Best International Short Documentary categories during the festival.
The purpose of the festival is to contribute to the development of motion pictures that have ethical, esthetical and technical integrity in Turkey and in the world as well as to support young producers and directors.
The head of the festival committee, Ogün Şanlıer, said they had received 2,621 applications from 11 countries in the national and international film categories.
Among films to compete at the International Feature Film Competition, “Journey To The Shore,” “Borderless,” “Our Every Day Life” and “Johnny Walker” will make their Turkey premiere with the participation of the films’ crews on Nov. 21, 24, 25 and 26, respectively.
In the short film category, six films will make their Turkey premieres while one will make its Istanbul premiere.
“One & Two,” “Chasuke’s Journey,” “Se Dio Vuole,” “Heavenly Nomadic,” “The Lamb” and “Wondrous Boccaccio” will be screened in the documentary category of the festival.
The festival will also have education workshops which handle the film production process with all its details to be given by directors Yamaç Okur, Derviş Zaim, Ümit Ünal and actress Dolunay Soysert.
Nine films by Miyazaki
The festival will screen nine films by world renowned Japanese manga and animation artist Hayao Miyazaki under a special section.
The selection of the artist will include films made between 1984 and 2013, including “The Wind Rises,” “Ponyo,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” “Porco Rosso,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”
Croatian director Lea Vidakovic’s award-winning film “The Vast Landscape,” Slovenian Julia Kolenakova’s “The Predators of Transylvania,” Russian Svetlana Andrianova’s “A Little Star,” German Florian Grolig’s “In the Distance,” Estonian Riho Unt’s “The Master” and Lithuanian Ignas Meülinas’ “Woods” are among the short animation films to be shown in the festival.
The film screening venues will be the Atlas Sinemaları, Majestik and Tarık Tunaya Movie Theaters on the European side and Tepe Nautilus Cinemaximum on the Asian side.
The festival will end on Nov. 27.