THE 20th LONDON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL
It may only be Autumn 2014, but planning for the next London Turkish Film Festival in May 2015 is already underway with the annual call for submissions about to be made.
Appropriately in its Centenary year, Turkish Cinema has enjoyed a wealth of international triumphs throughout 2014. Pride of place must obviously go to Nuri Bilge Ceylan's WINTER SLEEP which became the first Turkish film to win the Cannes Palme d'Or since the legendary Yılmaz Güney's YOL in 1982. Happily, the successful new wave of Turkish directors that have emerged in the last decade have also had their share of acclaim with director Kaan Müjdeci winning the special Jury Prize for his debut film SIVAS, while at the Sarajevo Film Festival, Erol Minta's debut feature SONG OF MY MOTHER was the big prize winner, with Feyyaz Duman also picking up the Best Actor award. Nihat Seven's UK-Turkey co-production LITTLE HAPPINESS is the UK's official submission to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. And recalling a memorable LTFF Opening Gala in 2013, Yilmaz Erdogan' THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM is still winning international admiration, most recently the Best Film, Best Actor and Best Flm Music awards at the Moondance International Film Festival in Colorado. For details of the 20th LTFF Opening Gala and another outstanding collection of the best of Turkish Cinema worldwide....
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