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Turkish World Documentary Film Festival to travel to Baku

28 July 2017 [13:09] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews


By Laman Ismayilova

The Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is set to take place from September 27 to November 7.

This year,the project aims  to  expand its target audience. 

The festival will take place in several countries, including Turkey, Turkish Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Macedonia, as well as eight cities and 16 movie theaters, including in Baku, Daily Sabah reported.

Over 40 documentaries chosen by the selection committee will be shown in two different theaters - one public and one university - in eight cities across seven countries.

Besides, the festival will feature workshops and conversations at Istanbul University Congress and Cultural Center for three days.

The gala evening will be held in Cemal Bilsel Conference Hall at Istanbul University on September 30. One day before the event, seven jury members comprised of prominent documentary filmmakers will gather and choose documentaries in the competition category under the presidency of Hocakulu Narliyev.

In addition, students of the Turkic World Communication Community will come together in Istanbul to hold the first Turkic world communication community meeting.

An exhibition of the Turkish world film posters, comprised of images from the archives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic States Confederation of Filmmakers' Union and Turkey's Cinema and Television Works Owners Society, will be held at Istanbul University's Congress and Cultural Center as part of the event.

Presented in honor of Azerbaijani director Tofiq Ismayilov, the award will be personally handed to the winner by Ismayilov's wife. Moreover, the biography "The World is a Window," written by Ismayilov but never released, will be screened and distributed to a wider Turkic audience as part of the festival activities.

The Turkish World Documentary Film Festival  is co-organized by the Journalists Association of the Turkish World with the support of the Promotion Fund of the Turkish Prime Ministry, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), Anadolu Agency (AA) and the Union of Turkish World Municipalities. 


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