Turkish cinema goes to Hollywood
ISTANBULThe Hollywood Turkish Film Festival will be held on Sept. 20, 21 and 22 at the world famous Paramount Studios for the first time in Turkish cinema history. The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Tourism General Directorate of Cinema in a bid to reunite Turkish cinema with the global market.
The festival is organized by journalist Barbaros Tapan, the Doğan Media Group’s Los Angeles representative and a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on behalf of Turkey, together with the Hollywood-based Turkish director Tekin Girgin.
One of the key contributors to the organization is the Bosphorus Film Festival, which will also be organized for the fifth time this year in Istanbul.
Well-known actors, actresses, producers, directors, scriptwriters from Turkish cinema and Hollywood, along with the jury of the Golden Globe and Oscar awards, will join the festival, Doğan News Agency reported.
The festival will be opened with Turkey’s presumptive nominee for the Oscar in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category.
Short and feature-length films, animations and documentaries will be presented at the three-day festival at Paramount Studios.
One of the biggest goals of the festival is to support cinema workers and present their work on an international platform.
The festival’s traditional honorary awards will be given to people from the Turkish and global cinema sector who have made great contributions to Turkey’s cinema sector.
Applications to the festival can be made through the “hollywoodturkishfilmfestival.org” and “firstname.lastname@example.org” websites.