Category: Festivals

Festivals
Yeşilçam and Cyprus on film: a trip down memory lane at the Beyoğlu Cultural Festival

Cyprus is featuring on the programme of a major cultural festival in Istanbul. Four films set in Cyprus and produced by legendary Turkish studios Yeşilçam are being screened as part of the Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festivali. The Beyoğlu Kültür Yolu Festival started on Saturday, 30 October, and runs for two weeks. The multi-cultural festival encompasses […]

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Record submissions for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey film festival

Balık Arts has been inundated with film submissions for its four-day Turkish film festival in September. The Cambridge-based film charity received an astonishing 1,469 submissions from filmmakers hopeful of being included in the official selection for this year’s Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey. Festival Director Yeşim Güzelpınar said the application process had been […]

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‘Cut Short, Live Long’: get your free pass to a new Turkish international film festival that starts on Monday

If you’re looking for films beyond the obvious choices, this week-long movie fest packed with gems produced by upcoming directors and screened at some of the world’s best film festivals is guaranteed quality viewing. ‘Cut Short, Live Long’ (CSLL) is a new annual short film festival that will be making its digital debut simultaneously in London, […]

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Two Turkish movies in the Together Alone Film Season, showing this weekend at the Rio Cinema

Focussing on the “powerful feeling of a life alone” as experienced on the screen, Together Alone is two-day mini film festival curated by Octavian Dancila, an MA student at the National Film and Television School. Dancila has selected four absorbing, thought-provoking films that explore solitude from different, and often surprising perspectives. Selected with gender balance […]

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Turkish films screening at London Film Festival 2019

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival starts today. On until the 13thOctober 2019, it features the finest selection of new films front around the world, and with 345 films to choose from, there’s a lot to explore! The London Film festival (LFF) is a chance to discover the Oscar winners of the future, the most […]

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Full programme for 2019 Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey festival

Now in its second year and growing fast, Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey brings together the creative energy of a new generation of talent from Turkey. Not only does the festival provide a crucial platform, but it champions underrepresented voices by celebrating the power of independent cinema. Founded by the charity Balık Arts, the […]

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London’s 1Eid Festival – the perfect way to spend Kurban Bayramı

This year, Eid al-Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, starts on Sunday 11 August and concludes on Wednesday 14 August. The second of two major Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide, Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim (Abraham for Jews) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. For those […]

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All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]