The Yunus Emre Institute (YEE) aims to promote Turkey’s culture and arts, language, and civilisation while contributing to Turkey’s cultural diplomacy. It is organising an online film festival geared towards audiences in Germany, the UK and the US.
Several tourism spots around the world have been rendered 'ghost towns' as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to curtail travel and ravaged the tourism sector.
The online edition of the festival to be held between December 5–12 aims to give American movie lovers the chance to watch the best Turkish movies of 2019.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival usually draws A-list celebrities, dozens of films and hundreds of fans to the screening rooms in the spa town of Karlovy Vary from June to July.
Despite Italy being among the worst-hit countries by Covid-19, the director of the Venice Film Festival is defiant in the face of the disease, insisting the 77th edition of the "Mostra" will go ahead from September 2 to 12.
"We Are One: A Global Film Festival" will feature content curated by the Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals, among others, starting on May 29, organisers Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube said in a statement.
The festival is now seen as a launchpad for award season success was criticised due to lack of female directors and the inclusion of controversial names.
Actors and filmmakers participating in this year's Cannes film festival have joined activists in warning that while industry attitudes were changing towards gender equality, progress was still slow.
The Italian festival created controversy over the inclusion of Netflix productions and the inclusion of just one female director in the competition.
Filmmaker Petr Lom has spent two years in Myanmar shooting "Burma Storybook", a film in which he tries to visualise the country's main art form and tell the stories of a handful of poets, primarily the dissident poet Maung Aung Pwint.
TRT World talks to festival director Serra Ciliv about how confronting painful realities through cinema can help to heal wounded souls in an age rife with war, xenophobia and nations divided over politics.
Virtual reality films come to Cannes film festival, with directors expressing mixed feelings – some are optimistic about the genre while others see it as a 'dangerous medium.'
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