Turkish Cinema at the Cannes Film Festival
The 2020 Cannes Film Festival, with its 56-film Official Selection and commercial counterpart Marché du Film, has begun.
Filming in Turkey Website to Be Introduced
Turkey’s section at the Cannes Marché du Film—a virtual section this year, as the festival is being held online because of the Covid-19 pandemic—will be introducing Filming in Turkey, a new website set up by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to promote the filming opportunities in the country, and publicizing the new incentives available to international film professionals shooting there.
Turkey’s section at the Marché will also be showcasing Turkish cinematography in various fields and promoting the country’s feature films, short films, and documentaries, as well as projects currently in development, to prospective international viewers.
Turkish marketing agencies will be represented at the Marché as well, and award-winning and internationally acclaimed Turkish productions like 7. Koğuştaki Mucize (Miracle in Cell Number 7), The Way We Are, Omar and Us, Deliler (Vlad the Impaler), and Ailecek Şaşkınız (What a Crush!) will be presented for the viewing pleasure of audiences around the globe.
Balkaya Selected for Cinéfondation’s Atelier
After competing for the grand prize at the Berlin Film Festival last year with his film A Tale of Three Sisters, Emin Alper is back in the limelight again this year with his new film project, Balkaya, which has been selected for the Atelier film-development initiative run by the Cannes Cinéfondation. Alper’s new project is being supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.