Category: Film

Festivals
Tickets on sale for Taste of Anatolia film festival opening party at Cambridge University

The UK’s newest Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkeykicks off in style with this prestigious opening dinner party at St John’ College, University of Cambridge. During the evening, the public will be able to mingle with films stars from Turkey, leading film academics from British universities, and local Cambridge politicians, making […]

Festivals
Cambridge to host new Turkish film festival Taste of Anatolia

  Film charity Balik Arts is launching a brand-new film festival in the heart of historic university city Cambridge. Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey will run for three days on the first weekend of September 2018. Award-winning actor-turned-director Onur Saylak is among the special guests confirmed as attending. Running from 31 August to […]

Film
Turkey’s Mr Gay Syria wins Best Documentary at Milan film festival

A film made in Turkey about the lives of gay Syrian refugees has picked up the Best Documentary Award at the Mix Milano Film Festival. It is the latest accolade in a string of awards and honourable mentions for Mr Gay Syria. Producer Ekin Çalışır posted the news on Facebook and wrote: “So proud to […]

Festivals
Documentary on Turkey’s ‘Ugly King’ Yılmaz Güney to be screened at the East End Film Festival 2018

  A young filmmaker sets out to walk in the footsteps of Yılmaz Güney, the legendary Turkish-Kurdish director, actor and activist. Güney’s films are described as “the essence of life” by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke. Born in Adana, southern Turkey, in 1937, Güney made a name championing Turkey’s most marginal citizens on and off the […]