Turkish cinema receives 58 million liras in ministry funding

Turkish cinema receives 58 million liras in ministry funding

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkish cinema receives 58 million liras in ministry funding

The amount of support provided by the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry to Turkish cinema as of September this year reached nearly 58 million Turkish Liras.

According to the information gathered from the program of the Turkish Presidency for the year 2019, millions of liras have been transferred to the Turkish cinema sector, which achieved significant successes both in Turkey and abroad with the support of this fund. 

With the purpose of bringing national cinema to audiences, encouraging the production of qualified works and transferring national cultural heritage to upcoming generations, the total amount of funding provided between 2004-2018 reached 430 million liras. In 2017, 55.7 million liras were provided in funding and 58.1 million liras in 2018. 

According to data from the General Directorate of Cinema, 106 of 308 films released in 2017 in Turkey were domestic films. 

Last year, a total of 49.3 million people went to the cinema and 23.2 million preferred domestic films. In this period, box office revenue generated 599.2 million liras. 

As of September of this year, 136 of the 346 films released were Turkish films. 

While the total number of cinemagoers was 47 million in the nine-month-period, 26 million people watched Turkish films. Box office revenue generated 584 million liras in only nine months.
Box office revenue from domestic films in 2017 generated 268 million liras, while it generated 310 million liras in nine months this year. 

Turkish cinema maintained its position as first in Europe this year with a viewing rate of 56 percent of domestic films.