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The 40th Istanbul Film Festival Announced Online Screening Schedule for May

Also Pedro Almodóvar’s “The Human Voice” in the schedule.

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40th İstanbul Film Festival

On May 6-16, the “Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV)” will host the first part of the online May Screenings, which will feature nine films from the 40th Istanbul Film Festival. Tickets for the May Screenings will be on sale on Wednesday, May 5th, on passo.com.tr . The second round of screenings will begin on filmonline.iksv.org on May 20.

On May 6-16, nine highly anticipated international festival films will be screened in Istanbul Film Festival and via filmonline.iksv.org. Among the May screenings, the winner of the Silver Bear – Best Supporting Actor Award at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Bence Fliegauf’s” Forest – I See You Everywhere,” also the Silver Bear – Jury Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival,” Mr Bachmann and His Class,” and “Writing with Fire,” the Sundance Audience Award-winning documentary, two films by Ivory Coast’s shortlisted Oscar nominees “Night of the Kings” and “Pedro Almodóvar’s “The Human Voice,” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”

  • May 6 Thursday 21.00 – May 11 Salı 21.01The Most Beautiful Boy in the World / Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri
  • May 7 Friday 21.00 – May 12 Wednesday 21.01 La Nuit des Rois / Night of the Kings / Philippe Lacôte
  • May 8 Saturday 21.00 – May 13 Thursday 21.01The Human Voice / Pedro Almodóvar
  • May 8 Saturday 21.00 – May 13 Thursday 21.01 Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios / Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown / Pedro Almodovar
  • May 9 Sunday 21.00 – May 14 Friday 21.01 / Rengeteg – mindenhol látlak / Forest – I See You Everywhere / Bence Fliegauf
  • May 13 Thursday 21.00 – May 18 Tuesday 21.01 Writing with Fire / Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
  • May 14 Friday 21.00 – May 19 Wednesday 21.01 El Planeta / Amalia Ulman
  • May 15 Saturday 21.00 – May 20 Thursday 21.01Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse / Mr Bachmann and His Class / Maria Speth
  • May 16 Sunday 21.00 – May 21 Friday 21.01 Suzanna Andler / Benoît Jacquot
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Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2021 Competition Jury

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Tahar Rahim and more!

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74th Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes International Film Festival has announced the five women and four men who will serve on the competition jury in 2021.

The competition jury for the 74th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from July 6 to July 17, has been officially unveiled. The 2021 jury, with members from 7 countries from Brazil to South Korea, is one of the diverse juries in Cannes‘ history. For the first time, the jury will be made up of five women.

The jury of the Festival, which will be opened with Leos Carax‘s Annette on July 6, will feature Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Mati Diop, Jessica Hausner, Mylene Farmer, Tahar Rahim, Song Kang-ho and Kleber Mendonça Filho.

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24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Award Ceremony Has Been Held!

What happened at the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival?

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The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, organized with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, began its physical screenings with an award ceremony with a limited number of participants in accordance with pandemic conditions and the circular issued yesterday evening.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival took place between May 27 and June 3 online via Festivalscope, and between June 4 and 12 in the theaters of Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center and CerModern. The festival included the screening of 64 films from 33 nations, as well as the hosting of approximately 50 guests. There were films with the theme Leaving Limbo in the festival which tell the stories of women who resist, inspire, and act with unity all around the world.

Following the press conference on May 27, 16 films were screened online, and online interviews with the directors of ten films were carried on the festival’s YouTube channel.

The festival screenings in the theaters began on the evening of June 4th, with the opening and award ceremony happening outdoors in CerModern.The night, hosted by Şenay Gürler and Yetkin Dikinciler, was broadcast live on ABBTV and the festival’s social media channels. On the same night, Nur Sürerreceived the Honorary Award, Ayta Sözeri, Ekin Fil and Gülin Üstün received the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Ahsen Eroğlu the Young Witch Award. Demet Evgar, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Zuhal Olcay, the Honorary Award winner, attended the ceremony with video messages This year’s Theme Awards are presented to the “EŞİK – Women’s Platform for Equality”, which was established to protect the vested rights of women, “Ni Una Menos” (Not One [Women] Less), which started in Argentina and whose struggle against femicide spread all over Latin America, and Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike), which emerged from the struggle of Polish women for the right to abortion, defending the basic rights of women by the women’s strike. The writer, director, and screenwriter Işıl Özgentürk, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award last year, was given the award that she did not receive due to the pandemic. The ceremony ended with a mini-concert by Ayta Sözeri.

24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival is the only women’s film festival in the world that hosts a FIPRESCI jury. Jury members are Boyd van Hoeij (Luxembourg), Rüdiger Suchsland (Germany), Esin Kücüktepepinar (Turkey). As I Want by Samaher Alqadi awarded with FIPRESCI. The FIPRESCI jury praised the film “For the original way in which it combines different forms of filmmaking and it investigates the power of the camera to paint a portrait of the women of the Arab Spring in Egypt and their ongoing fight for equality and human rights”.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, which will celebrate its quarter-century anniversary, will continue to keep women’s solidarity alive by inspiring and meeting viewers.

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24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Announces the FIPRESCI Winner

FIPRESCI goes to Samaher Alqadi.

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The FIPRESCI Award winner was announced recently as part of the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival.

The FIPRESCI Award was presented yesterday evening before the final session of the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, which was organized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s General Directorate of Cinema. The FIPRESCI jury, Boyd Van Hoeij, Rüdiger Suchsland, and Esin Küçüktepepnar, awarded the film “As I Want,” directed by Samaher Alqadi, among the 12 films in the Each Has a Different Color category.

The jury members explained their reasoning as follows:

“We, the FIPRESCI Jury, award Samaher Alqadi’s film ‘As I Want,’ for its unique approach to blending multiple cinematic methods to explore the possibilities of the camera in portraying the women of the Arab Spring in Egypt and their continuous struggle for equality and human rights.”

As I Want, in which Samaher Alqadi chronicles the uprising of Egyptian women against gang rapes in the streets during the demonstrations marking the second anniversary of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, will be screened at the Contemporary Arts Center at 12 p.m. today as part of the festival (11 June).

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