Turkish films easily accessible on the web
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily NewsTurkishFilmChannel, a Seattle-based distribution company for Turkish films online, has recently opened its Istanbul office, and plans to continue to make Turkish films easily accessible around the globe.
The Turkish film industry is on the rise, capturing the attention of both local and international audiences with its increasing quality and sophistication, said a written statement from the company. Turkish films have won awards at every major film festival in the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Locarno, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, Berlin, Valencia, Istanbul and London.
“The demand for quality Turkish films is growing abroad. There is a huge Turkish community living outside of the country. For these people gaining access to Turkish films is difficult,” said İlker Cengiz, co-founder of TurkishFilmChannel. “Our goal is to make Turkish films easily accessible for Turkish people abroad as well as foreign film enthusiasts.”
Today the company provides a source for Turkish films online, based on partnerships with digital outlets such as Amazon Instant Video, MUBI, Ximon, WatchBox, IndieFlix, and YouTube. The company has signed contracts with over 20 directors and production companies to date and is constantly working to acquire rights to more films to add to their catalog and continuing to build relationships with digital outlets worldwide. The current portfolio contains 62 internationally acclaimed, award-winning feature films and documentaries. TurkishFilmChannel also manages the 35mm copies of seven Zeki Demirkubuz films for theatrical distribution in North America.