Trojan Horse International Film Festival kicks off
Due to the 20th anniversary since the inclusion of ancient city of Troy on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the year 2018 has been launched as the “Year of Troy.” Throughout the year, events have been organized to make the northwestern province of Çanakkale an international hub.
The second Trojan Horse International Film Festival is being organized this year as part of these events. The festival kicked off on Oct. 3 with an opening ceremony at the Troy Museum in Çanakkale.
The Faculty of Communication at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, the War of Dardanelles Directorate of Gallipoli Historic Site and the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry’s General Directorate of Cinema have collaborated for the event.
The festival has been organized to encourage new filmmakers, bringing together short films from various cultures and viewers and to develop international dialogue.
During the three-day event, short films of different genres will be screened. Workshops, talks and panel discussions will also be organized with the participation of professionals.
Actress Perihan Savaş, director of photography Uğu İçbak, Professor Semih Arslanyürek, Professor Aytekin Can, Gökhan Tarkan and Alexandra Tvetzkova are among the jury members of the festival. The festival will end with an award ceremony on Oct. 5.