Near East University represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus at the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival

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Added On: 05 October 2018, Friday, 17:01
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Near East University represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus at the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival

Organized by the Turkish World Journalists Federation with the support of 11 universities and the General Directorate of Cinema of Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film gala night was realized with the participation of eight countries. Near East University participated in the event and represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is an annual event that brings Turkish documentary filmmakers together to exchange ideas and promote Turkish culture through their documentaries. This year, the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival takes place in 8 countries and 8 cities between the 2nd of October and 10th of November 2018.

Near East University Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office released that Near East University attended the gala night of the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival that held in Osmaniye, Istanbul. It was stated that the gala night was commenced with screening the documentary film ‘Türk Ana’ (Turkish Mother), a joint project of filmmakers from 8 countries describing Turkish mother through their point of views.

Osmaniye Governor Ömer Faruk Coşkun, Osmaniye MP Mücahit Durmuşoğlu, Garrison Commander Colonel Emin Yılmaz Sancaktar, Osmaniye Deputy Mayor Abdullah Bukanı, university representatives that supported the project, Turkic World Journalists Federation President Menderes Demir, Osmaniye Association for Journalists President İsrafil Avcı, state institutions and associations, provincial directors, mothers that acted in ‘Türk Ana’ (Turkish Mother) documentary, and cinema enthusiasts participate in the gala event of the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival.

Türk Ana (Turkish Mother), which was designed within the framework of the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival, was created by combining mother-themed scenes shot in eight Turkic countries. The documentary features scenes describing Turkish mothers from eight different countries with the point of views of eight different filmmakers. The scenes regarding Turkish Cypriot mother were shot under the consultancy of Associate Professor Fevzi Kasap, the Head of NEU Department of Radio Cinema and TV. The documentary film, in which Turkish Cypriot mother was portrayed by sixty-five-year-old Zarif Köse, was directed by Zeyde Yalıner Örek, Faculty Member at the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema of NEU Faculty of Communication, and PhD student Ömer Evre. The scenes of this documentary were shot at Near East University and in the village of Cihangir.

Near East University represented Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus at the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival

Turkish World Documentary Film Festival…
Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is an annual event that organized by the Federation for the Turkish World Journalists and with the support of the Promotion Fund of the Turkish Prime Ministry and Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The overriding aim of the Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is to foster all professional or student documentary filmmakers in Turkic geography to produce different and high-quality ‘Turkic-culture’-themed documentaries and provides a ground for them where they can come together, exchange ideas and promote their films.

The 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival is being realized with the participation of universities and cinema television organizations from Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The films that shot in professional and student category will be watched and evaluated by the jury and the selected ones will make it to finals. The award winning films and those considered eligible to be displayed will be presented to the taste of audiences. The festival aims to reach more than 40,000 viewers with day-long sessions over two days in each of the 16 movie theaters located in eight cities. Near East University, which has participated in all Turkish World Documentary Film Festivals held so far, feels the right proud of being a partner of this significant event once again and representing TRNC at the 3rd Turkish World Documentary Film Festival.

Near East University is also proud of representing our country by taking part in the boards of the festival; Near East University Board of Trustees Chairman Associate Professor Irfan Günsel takes place as a member in the Festival Honorary Board while Professor Nedime Serakıncı, the Head of NEU Center of Excellence, and Associate Professor Fevzi Kasap, the Head of NEU Department of Radio Cinema and TV, take place as members in the Festival Executive Board.

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