The “Turkic World Fim Festival” and “Documentary Film Contest”, based in and targeting the Turkic world, will first time be organized this year at international level by the Journalists Federation of Turkic World.
According to a press statement released by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of the Near East University, the main theme of the contest has been decided as the “Turkic culture and View of World of the Turkic People”. In the organization which was organized with supports of the Near East University, Overseas Turkish People and Relatives Community, Niğde University, Municipalities Union of Turkic World, General Directorate of Film Facilities of Ministry of Culture of Turkey, Anatolian Agency, TIKA, TURKSOY, Yunus Emre Institute, Azerbaijan Documentation Council, Turkish News Union take place.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel takes place at Advisory Board of the Turkic World Film Festival.
The festival is open to Turkey and other Turkic states. Assoc. Prof. Dr. İrfan S. Günsel takes place at Advisory Board of the Turkic World Film Festival and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fevzi Kasap, Head of Department of Radio Television and Cinema of Faculty of Communication takes place at the jury. The main objective of the festival is provide permanent services and lasting benefits to Turkic world and culture. In this respect, the historic aspects of races of Turkic people living in various geographies will be themes of the short films. The applications to festival will continue until 12 August, and following the assessment of the jury, the results will be announced on 9 September 2016. The premiere of the contest will be realized on 23 September in Istanbul.
Menderes Demir, Chairman of Turkic World Journalists Federation, stated that the winning films will be shown in Istanbul on 24 September, in Azerbaijan on 7-8 October, in Niğde on 17-18 October, in Kazakhistan on 28-29 October. Demir, stating that it is planned to award the first winning film producer with 15,000, the second film winner with 10,000 and the third film winner with 7000 Turkish Lira and the films determined by the jury will also be awarded with honorable mention.
Journalists Federation of Turkich World stated that Near East University will be in charge of the organization on behalf of TRNC.