Turkish films on London screens

19th London Turkish Film Festival

By Victoria Khroundina | February 12, 2014


Time is again approaching for this year’s London Turkish Film Festival. Founded by Vedide Kaymak in 1993, the festival has grown over the past 20 years and what began as a three-day event has flourished into two weeks of screenings of the best in Turkish cinema spread across various venues in London. The festival will open with Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun’s musically themed drama, Yozgat Blues (above), which was released in Turkey last year and has enjoyed success nationally, as well as being selected by festivals in Hamburg, San Sebastian, Sarajevo and Warsaw.

This year, there are two competitive awards sections for feature films. The ‘Golden Wings Digiturk Digital Distribution Award’ is awarded by a jury of industry professionals and offers a distribution contract which will aid the release of the film in the UK and Ireland. The ‘Golden Wings People's Choice Award’ will be awarded to the film most enjoyed by audiences, based on audience votes, and will be announced a week after the festival’s completion. Entrants can take part in both competitions. Submissions close on March 31, 2014. Click here for the submission form.

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