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Non-Transferable is Released!
Non-Transferable is Released!

Non-Transferable is Released!

The romcom Non-Transferable, a collaboration between Turkish Airlines that supports high-quality content that bears a relation to current issues, the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and...
Batman v Superman Campaign Rakes in the Awards
Batman v Superman Campaign Rakes in the Awards

Batman v Superman Campaign Rakes in the Awards

Another sponsorship project by Turkish Airlines that received global acclaim in 2016 was the main sponsorship for the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Released in March, the movie’s...
On Cinema with Ben Affleck
On Cinema with Ben Affleck

On Cinema with Ben Affleck

I loved your latest film, The Accountant. It’s a great story and a powerful cast. Could you talk about it a little? It’s an intricately and maddeningly schizophrenic action/drama. Though it...
The Movie's Strong, Silent Type
The Movie's Strong, Silent Type

The Movie's Strong, Silent Type

  You’re an assassin in the movie but the audience loves your character. What do you think makes Arthur Bishop so likeable? It’s true. I’m a dutiful assassin in the movie but that’s...
After Cannes
After Cannes

After Cannes

YOUTHThis tells the story of the vacation of two old men – a director and a conductor – who are at the end of their careers, at a fancy hotel at the foot of the Alps. It’s impossible not to...
Evliya Çelebi Is Coming!
Evliya Çelebi Is Coming!

Evliya Çelebi Is Coming!

Evliya Çelebi and the Elixir of Life, a film about the adventures of the great 17th century Ottoman traveler who has an important place in our history and is included on UNESCO’s list of...
Cinema And The Law
Cinema And The Law

Cinema And The Law

Mounted by the Istanbul University Faculty of Law and chaired by its dean, Prof. Dr. Adem Sözüer, the International Crime and Punishment Film Festival and Academic Program is the first of its...
The Golden Boll At 21
The Golden Boll At 21

The Golden Boll At 21

Mounted by the Adana Metropolitan Municipality, September 15 to 21, the 21st International Golden Boll Film Festival continues to contribute to the development and promotion of Turkish cinema....
Looking For The Elixir Of Life
Looking For The Elixir Of Life

Looking For The Elixir Of Life

Going in search of the elixir of life in the film, Evliya Çelebi takes us on an exciting and action-packed journey from the 17th century to the present. The famed traveler finds what he’s...
İtalyan Ufukları
İtalyan Ufukları

Italian Horizons

MEDITERRANEAN STORIESTurkish and Italian experts are organizing a conference on Meetings of People and Culture between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age on April 4. The meeting, where the...
Bağımsız Filmler 13 Yaşında!
Bağımsız Filmler 13 Yaşında!

Independent Film At 13!

Now in its 13th year, the annual !f Istanbul International Independent Films Festival is coming to Istanbul February 13 to 23 and to Ankara and Izmir February 27 to March 2. The festival, which...
Sundance 30 Yaşında
Sundance 30 Yaşında

Sundance At 30

Taking place in Utah, January 16 to 26, the 30th Sundance Film Festival is again playing host to the most original plots, shorts, documentaries, performances, panels and musical events. This...
Renklerin Şehrinde Sinema
Renklerin Şehrinde Sinema

Film In The City Of Colors

Films from world cinema as well as the best of Moroccan cinema will be screened at Marakkech International Film Festival (FIFM), November 29 to December 7. Martin Scorsese is chairing this year’s...
Belgeselciler Kopenhag’da!
Belgeselciler Kopenhag’da!

Documentarists in Copenhagen!

Filling Copenhagen’s movie theaters with a selection of documentaries from world cinema every year, CPH-DOX is taking place November 7 to 17. Concerts, seminars and exhibitions complement this...
Avrupa’da Türk Sineması
Avrupa’da Türk Sineması

Turkish Cinema iIn Europe

Launched in 2000, the Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival is bringing European film buffs the finest examples of Turkish cinema again this year. Coming to audiences in the festival, organized this year...
Kameranın Ardındaki Kadınlar
Kameranın Ardındaki Kadınlar

The Women Behind The Camera

When we talk about the role of women in Turkish cinema, we have to start with Cahide Sonku. Directing her first film in 1951, Sonku paved the way for many other women who followed in her footsteps,...
Cinematic Travels
Cinematic Travels

Cinematic Travels

Sometimes films teach us brand new things about cities we thought we knew well. And we realize we weren’t that familiar with the city before watching the film. Sometimes a scene of just a few...
Wınd Back 12,000 Years
Wınd Back 12,000 Years

Wınd Back 12,000 Years

We are in Urfa and we’ve turned our clocks back 12,000 years. To the Neolithic, aka, the New Stone Age, an era in which the oldest place of worship was still ‘the topic of the day’. Yes,...
sounds of jazz on screen
sounds of jazz on screen

sounds of jazz on screen

Jazz and cinema are two art forms that came into their own in the twentieth century, and naturally they touched on each other. Jazz musicians showed their stuff in film and the sounds of jazz were...
heart of cınema shıfts to cannes
heart of cınema shıfts to cannes

heart of cınema shıfts to cannes

The eagerly awaited lineup for the 63rd International Cannes Film Festival, May 12-23, has been revealed. Among the names of note are Abbas Kiarostomi, Takeshi Kitano, Mike Leigh, Nikita Mikhalkov,...
are you ready for some adventure?
are you ready for some adventure?

are you ready for some adventure?

Organized this year for the 5th time by the Mountain Culture Association, the ‘Mountain Film Festival’ started on March 30. The festival, which runs through April 4, features films about...
"fılms raın  down on ıstanbul"
"fılms raın  down on ıstanbul"

"fılms raın down on ıstanbul"

FOCUS ON FILMSpring is the time for surprises. You wake up one morning, and suddenly it’s spring, season of festivals! Like spring itself, the International Istanbul Film Festival is suddenly...
tım burton’s trademarks
tım burton’s trademarks

tım burton’s trademarks

As promised, Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is opening in both the U.S. and Turkey on March 5. Known for films from ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ and ‘Charlie and...
cinematic cities
cinematic cities

cinematic cities

So matter how close cinema brings us to the world, just watching a film is not always enough. Sometimes you get caught up in the spell of the silver screen and want to hit the road yourself. Anyone...
Altin PortakaL goes 60s
Altin PortakaL goes 60s

Altin PortakaL goes 60s

The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, to which the qualifier ‘international’ was added some time ago, kicks off with a now traditional cavalcade like no other film festival in the world....

Film Days in Morocco

The International Marrakech Film Festival is held for the 16th time with Hungarian director Béla Tarr as head jury. Focusing on a different region every year, the festival honors Russian cinema,...
Mel Gibson at the Top of His Career
Mel Gibson at the Top of His Career

Mel Gibson at the Top of His Career

It’s been 20 years since the legendary Braveheart. Now you’re back with another war movie, Hacksaw Ridge, after all these years. What aspect of war movies attracts you? I love real stories....
Playing the Champion
Playing the Champion

Playing the Champion

  You lived in many countries and you speak several languages. You must enjoy different cultures. Do you have an unforgettable travel experience? Sure. I went on a tour around Europe by train...

Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman
Batman v Superman
Born one year apart in separate DC Comics, Batman and Superman become cultural touchstones across the globe, embraced by generations of fans through years of real-world social and political change....
Belgium On The Silver Screen
Belgium On The Silver Screen

Belgium On The Silver Screen

IN BRUGES Starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, this dark comedy reflects the fabulous atmosphere of Bruges so successfully that it defies all the clichés of a comedy movie. The medieval...
Turkey’s Veteran Film Critic: Atilla Dorsay
Turkey’s Veteran Film Critic: Atilla Dorsay

Turkey’s Veteran Film Critic: Atilla Dorsay

You’ve spent your life in darkened theaters. How many years is it? And how does it feel?It’s a magnificent feeling… Despite being claustrophobic, I’ve never once experienced fear of the...
Discover The World Through Film
Discover The World Through Film

Discover The World Through Film

The festival is open to submission of all genres of films until 27th of November. Theme of this year’s festival, with the sponsorship of the airline that flies to more destinations than any other...
“Golden Apple” Mania!
“Golden Apple” Mania!

“Golden Apple” Mania!

Frankfurt Turkish Film Festival, which has been bringing cinéphiles closer to Turkish film for years, is awaiting film buffs again this year with a jam-packed program featuring the “Golden Apple...
One Hundred Years Of Turkish Cinema
One Hundred Years Of Turkish Cinema

One Hundred Years Of Turkish Cinema

CAMERAS IN TURKEYCameramen working for the Lumière Brothers, who had staged the world’s first public screening of a moving picture at the Grand Café in Paris on December 28, 1895, filmed the...
Türk Filmleri Hollywood'da
Türk Filmleri Hollywood'da

Turkish Films in Hollywood

The Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, which brings Turkish films to Hollywood, the heart of American cinema, is taking place this year March 6 to 9. Bringing Turkey’s famous directors to...
Sinefiller Berlin’e!
Sinefiller Berlin’e!

All Cinéphiles To Berlin!

One of Europe’s leading film festivals along with Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale goes a long way toward warming up the cold month of February with its spectacular program. Welcoming upwards of...
“Aşkın Sesi”ne Kulak Verin
“Aşkın Sesi”ne Kulak Verin

Listen To The “Voice Of Love”

Q:Can you tell us a little about the team and the process of shooting the film?A:During the three-year process of making the film, the team reenacted, in 12 different cities at every season of the...
Beyaz Perdede İnsan Hakları
Beyaz Perdede İnsan Hakları

Human Rights On The Silver Screen

The festival, slated to take place in the movie theaters of Warsaw December 6 to 12, features interviews with producers and panel discussions with human rights experts as well as a selection of...
From Mostar To Hasankeyf: Crossroads
From Mostar To Hasankeyf: Crossroads

From Mostar To Hasankeyf: Crossroads

Crossroads is the first feature-length film by Faysal Soysal, whose short films have already chalked up a number of successes at festivals. The film, for which Turkish Airlines is a sponsor, opens...
Yılın Son Film Festivali
Yılın Son Film Festivali

Year’s Last Film Festival

In its 15th year, the festival is kicking off with a remake of Anna Karenina, which already looks like garnering an Oscar nomination. Mounted by the TÜRSAK Foundation, the festival this year is...
Directors’ Choices
Directors’ Choices

Directors’ Choices

For thirty years now Istanbul has been hosting a number of important film festivals. Thanks to those festivals, Istanbulites get a chance to watch some of the milestones in film history again, as...
Film Days At Malatya
Film Days At Malatya

Film Days At Malatya

Organized this year for the first time by the Office of Governor of Malatya Province and the Malatya Foundation of Apricot Research, the Malatya International Film Festival started on November...
From A Small Tale To A Big Story
From A Small Tale To A Big Story

From A Small Tale To A Big Story

Princess Sleep’ is a happy, hopeful film. How did this happen? The point of departure for the film is Redd’s song of the same name. Something had been on my mind the last few years. People have...
The Broken Story Of The Award And The Box Office
The Broken Story Of The Award And The Box Office

The Broken Story Of The Award And The Box Office

Turkish cinema has been experiencing its golden age over the last few years. Certainly the only reason for this isn’t just the awards received at respected festivals. As opposed to the past,...
festıval for a poetıc cıty
festıval for a poetıc cıty

festıval for a poetıc cıty

The International Istanbul Poetry Festival is bringing prominent poets of Turkey and the world together once again in Istanbul. The festival will kick off with a Zuhal Olcay concert at the Harbiye...
to be a chıld agaın.
to be a chıld agaın.

to be a chıld agaın.

‘TOMORROW’S YOUTH’For a classical music concert by an orchestra of young talents, be at The Seed in the Sakıp Sabancı Museum complex at 12 noon on April 25rd.  ‘ASTRO BOY’Held...
the countdown has begun
the countdown has begun

the countdown has begun

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and sponsored by Akbank, the 29th International Istanbul Film Festival will bring viewers some 200 films from April 3 to 18. Featured on the festival...
one dırector three fılms
one dırector three fılms

one dırector three fılms

If you want to take a comprehensive look at Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s film career, don’t make any plans for February 25-27 because Istanbul’s French Culture Center is showing three of her films as...
CULTURES AT THE CINEMATIC CROSSROA
CULTURES AT THE CINEMATIC CROSSROA

CULTURES AT THE CINEMATIC CROSSROA

‘Amelia’, by awarded director Mira Nair of ‘Monsoon Wedding’ and ‘Mississipi’ fame, opens the 12th annual Istanbul International Meeting of Cinema and History, with the traditional...
Halit Refiğ İle Sohbet "Türk Sinemasinda Kriz Değil Patlama Var"
Halit Refiğ İle Sohbet "Türk Sinemasinda Kriz Değil Patlama Var"

Halit Refiğ İle Sohbet "Türk Sinemasinda Kriz Değil Patlama Var"

- Başrolünü Yıldız Kenter'in oynadığı "Hanım" filminin temasını kısaca anlatır mısınız? - Film yalnız yaşayan, dul, 60 yaşlarında bir İstanbul hanımefendisinin kendisine...
Movies Traveling Around Turkey
Movies Traveling Around Turkey

Movies Traveling Around Turkey

The 22nd Festival on Wheels continues to present the most recent and exquisite films from all across the world and Turkey. Starting off in Ankara, the festival will visit Eskişehir and end in...
Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul
Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul

Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul

Organized in collaboration with International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, the  4th International Bosphorus Film Festival is held in Istanbul between November 10...
The Closest One to the Hero
The Closest One to the Hero

The Closest One to the Hero

  You’ve made a great team with Jason Statham. How was the shooting? We had a great chemistry and had a lovely time shooting the film. I’ve always been a fan of Jason. I’ve watched...
Western Crescent, Eastern Sun
Western Crescent, Eastern Sun

Western Crescent, Eastern Sun

Although far from the other, Japan and Turkey witnessed two incidents that strengthened their friendship. One was the 1890 sinking of the Ertuğrul, an Ottoman frigate ship,  in Japanese...
The Oscars Go on Vacation!
The Oscars Go on Vacation!

The Oscars Go on Vacation!

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYSAdapted from the novel by the French author Jules Verne and having won 5 Oscars including “The Best Picture”, the movie tells the story of a wealthy Englishman who...
Counting Down To Turkey's First 3D Cartoon
Counting Down To Turkey's First 3D Cartoon

Counting Down To Turkey's First 3D Cartoon

Turkey’s first 3D animated film is coming to movie theaters this fall. Shrek, Frozen, The Incredibles, Despicable Me, Toy Story…. these are the first movies that pop to mind at the mention of...
From The Tradition To The Future
From The Tradition To The Future

From The Tradition To The Future

The 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is taking place October 10 to 18 in the centenary year of the Turkish film industry and a year of global success for it. With principal...
Cinema’s Relationship With The Viewer
Cinema’s Relationship With The Viewer

Cinema’s Relationship With The Viewer

The exhibition, “A Century of Love”, chronicles the 100 years since the 1914 short film, “The Demolition of the Russian Monument at Ayastefanos”, which is regarded as the birth of Turkish...
İstanbul Sinemaları Doluyor
İstanbul Sinemaları Doluyor

Packing Istanbul’s Movie Theaters

No doubt about it, the Istanbul Film Festival is the first event that springs to film buffs’ minds come April. As in previous years, the program for this major film event that reaches audiences...
Beyaz Perdede Adrenalin Var
Beyaz Perdede Adrenalin Var

Adrenaline Rush On The Silver Screen

The festival films are presented in seven categories: From Our Country, From the World, Spirit of Discovery, Nature-Environment-Man, Skiing, Water World, and Bicycle. Entrance is free to the...
Dopdolu Bir Festival
Dopdolu Bir Festival

A Jam-Packed Festival

One of the world’s biggest film festivals, the Rotterdam Film Festival is coming to cinéphiles from January 22 to February 2. This year as always the event will be hosting hundreds of directors,...
Gezici Festival
Gezici Festival

Traveling Festival

Staged by the Ankara Cinema Association with contributions from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, this festival comes to us again this year with a jam-packed program. The second stop of the...
Film Dolu Bir Hafta
Film Dolu Bir Hafta

Film-Filled Weeks

Close to 130 films will be screened in the festival in the categories, films by master directors, shorts and documentaries from Turkey and around the world, and national and international festival...
Ekim Ayı, Sinema Ayı
Ekim Ayı, Sinema Ayı

Cinema Month October

Eagerly followed by cinéphiles since it was launched in 2002, Filmekimi will be bringing audiences close to 40 films this year in Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Gaziantep, Trabzon, Diyarbakir and Batman as...
Hayalden Gerçeğe
Hayalden Gerçeğe

From Dream To Reality

The exhibition features animations of works by the Great Masters of art history made by film school students. The new interpretations enable viewers to see the great masterpieces through a...
Both Fact  And Fiction
Both Fact  And Fiction

Both Fact And Fiction

THE !F ISTANBUL AFM INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILMS FESTIVAL IS IN ISTANBUL FEBRUARY 17-27 AND ANKARA MARCH 3-6.Surprises never end in this festival impatiently awaited by film buffs. The first...
"lıfe ıs long,  fılm ıs short"
"lıfe ıs long,  fılm ıs short"

"lıfe ıs long, fılm ıs short"

The Istanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival started on October 29th. Held this year for the 13th time, the festival includes a total of 68 productions, 20 of them from Turkey. Films...
Stars Of Filmoctober
Stars Of Filmoctober

Stars Of Filmoctober

CLOSE TO 30 STARSHeld this year for the 9th time by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV), FilmOctober starts on October 8th. Istanbul art lovers are filled with excitement. We know...
"a concert for  fılm buffs"
"a concert for  fılm buffs"

"a concert for fılm buffs"

A singer who has followed in the footsteps of crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr. is meeting his Istanbul fans for the first time the evening of May 18. The New...
beyoğlu aprés-film
beyoğlu aprés-film

beyoğlu aprés-film

FRENCH CULTURE CENTERConverted from the former French Hospital, the culture center is a scene of artistic activity year round. And the April program for this venue at No. 4 İstiklal Caddesi is...
from paıntıng to cınema
from paıntıng to cınema

from paıntıng to cınema

David Lynch is a exceptional director who hates slick and pretty things, who finds color a little too real, and sees beauty in the darker things; who prefers mistakes and accidents and who is...
"end of a  trılogy  begınnıng of lıfe: honey"
"end of a  trılogy  begınnıng of lıfe: honey"

"end of a trılogy begınnıng of lıfe: honey"

Perhaps we had sensed something. We met with Semih Kaplanoğlu at his office in Teşvikiye just days before the festival. To our ‘Why not?’ he replied, ‘It’s a possibility’, adding: “I...
ındependent filmmakers in ıstanbul
ındependent filmmakers in ıstanbul

ındependent filmmakers in ıstanbul

INDEPENDENT, OR EXPERIMENTAL?Get ready for some of the most experimental and independent films you’ll ever hope to see. Especially in ‘Hit Films’ with its endless parties and workshop...
Coming Soon
Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Kalev’s first feature-length filmAdvertising and video clip director Kamen Kalev’s first feature-length film, ‘Eastern Plays’, premiered at Cannes last May. Among the cast of this film,...