Turkish Film Fest in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES - Hürriyet Daily News
Alin Taşçıyan will be the head of judge.The annual Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival will take place from March 1 and 4, 2012 with the support of world renowned cinema schools.
Turkish Cypriot filmmaker Derviş Zaim will be the head of the jury at the festival, in which short fiction and animated films will compete. Another Turkish jury member will be film critic and International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Deputy Chair Alin Taşçıyan.
Head of the Animation and Digital Arts Department at the University of Southern California (USC) Kathy Evelyn Smith, world renowned film critic and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) film curator Elvis Mitchell and the head of UCLA School of Theater Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Barbara Boyle are among the U.S. jury members at the festival.
Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival is sponsoring a joint program with the one of the world’s largest feature film festivals, the Short Shorts Film Festival. The best examples of Japanese short films will be presented to viewers at the festival.