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Turkey’s New Covid Rule: Vaccination and PCR Test Required In Theaters

Ministry of Interior announced!



The Ministry of Interior has released a regulation titled “PCR Test Obligation for Certain Activities.”

Unvaccinated people will be required to have a negative PCR test by Monday, September 6, 2021, in order to participate in public activities such as concerts, movies, and theaters.

As a result, at the entrance to the events, authorities will ask for a vaccinated/past disease certificate (according to the time scientifically regarded immune following Covid-19 disease) or a negative PCR test result at least 48 hours ago. If the person has not had the disease or is not vaccinated or hasn’t got a negative PCR test, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.

A negative PCR test is also required for those who are unvaccinated or have never had the disease for intercity travel by airline, bus, train, or other public transportation vehicles, except private automobiles, according to the regulation.

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7th Mercy to the Universe International Short Film Festival Submissions Open

The total award is 300.000 TL.



7th Mercy to the Universe International Short Film Festival

Submissions for the “7th Mercy to the Worlds International Short Film Festival,” which is organized from the perspective of the Prophet Muhammad’s life and morality, or the responsibility of being a Muslim in this era, have begun.

In its seventh edition, the “Mercy to the Universe International Short Film Festival,” the world’s first festival dedicated to the Prophet Muhammad, continues to support filmmakers with the Final Draft Industrial Department Award. The Final Draft programme, aims to bring together short film directors and producers with industry professionals and festivals of Turkish and international cinema, as well as to support projects during the production phase.

Nacer Khemir, Shems Friedlander, Ahmed Mahfouz Nouh, Ovidio Abdullatif Salazar, Salim Ahamed, Emad Burnat, Rabia Christine Brodbeck, and others who have made major contributions to cinema in recent years were among the festival’s guests. This year’s event will feature special guests as well as short filmmakers and audiences.

The winning films will receive a total of 100,000 TL in the festival’s competition programme of the festival, where a total of 300,000 TL will be awarded. In the Final Draft Industry Department, a total of 200,000 TL will be given the productions in the categories of Script Development Support and Short Film Production Support. It is necessary for films or projects in the categories to which all projects may apply, regardless of genre, to include a reference to the life and morality of the Prophet Muhammad or a subject relevant to the responsibility of being a Muslim today.

The competition deadline is October 31, 2021, while the Final Draft deadline is September 30, 2021. You can submit submission for the 7th Mercy to the Universe International Short Film Festival here.

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Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk Transported To Hospital

Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the set.



It has been announced that Bob Odenkirk collapse and was hospitalized while filming the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.

An unexpected situation occurred on the set of Breaking Bad‘s spin-off series Better Call Saul. Odenkirk is now in production on the sixth and final season of “Better Call Saul,” a spin-off of the hugely famous series “Breaking Bad.” TMZ announced that Odenkirk collapsed on the set of the program in New Mexico on Tuesday. The crew quickly summoned an ambulance.

The shooting of the series, which will finalize with its sixth season, has been postponed for a while due to COVID-19. The sad situation that occurred on the series’ New Mexico location, which began production while security measures were in place, forced the set to take a pause for a while. Odenkirk is currently being treated in the hospital, while the cause of his collapse has not been revealed.

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Venice Film Festival’s 2021 Lineup

‘Dune,’ ‘Last Duel,’ ‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘Spencer,’ and More



The Venice Film Festival, which will be held for the 78th time this year, has been unveiled the selection. This year’s festival, which will feature the world premieres of many highly anticipated films, will take place from September 1 to September 11.

The selection for the 78th Venice Film Festival, presiding over by director Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite,”) has been unveiled. This year’s festival, which will be placed in person between September 1 and 11, will also feature many films.

From Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers starring Penelope Cruz to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune featuring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, the selection of the 78th Venice Film Festival is as follows:

Competition/Venezia 78

  • “Parallel Mothers”, Pedro Almodovar — Opening Movie
  • “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon”, Ana Lily Amirpour
  • “Un Autre Monde”, Stephane Brize
  • “The Power of the Dog”, Jane Campion
  • “America Latina”, Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo
  • “L’Evenement”, Audrey Diwan
  • “Official Competition”, Gaston Depart, Mariano Cohn
  • “The Hole”, Michelangelo Frammartino
  • “Sundown”, Michel Franco
  • “Lost Illusions”, Xavier Giannoli
  • “The Lost Daughter”, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Out of Competition (Fiction)

  • “Il Bambino Nascosto,” Roberto Andò – Closing Film
  • “Les Choses Humaines,” Yvan Attal
  • “Ariaferma,” Leonardo Di Costanzo
  • “Halloween Kills,” David Gordon Green
  • “La Scuola Cattolica,” Stefano Mordini
  • “Old Henry,” Potsy Ponciroli
  • “The Last Duel,” Ridley Scott
  • “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve
  • “Last Night in Soho,” Edgar Wright

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)

  • “Life Of Crime,” Jon Alpert
  • “Tranchees,” Loup Bureau
  • “Viaggio Nel Crepuscolo,” Augusto Contento
  • “Republic of Silence,” Diana El Jeiroudi
  • “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
  • “DeAndre#Deandre Storia di un Impiegato,” Roberta Lena
  • “Django&Django,” Luca Rea
  • “Ezio Bosso. Le Cose Che Restano,” Giorgio Verdelli


  • “Les Promesses,” Thomas Kruithof – Opening Film
  • “Atlantide,” Jury Ancarani
  • “Miracle,” Bogdan George Apetri
  • “Pilgrims,” Laurynas Bareisa
  • “The Peackock’s Paradise,” Laura Bispuri
  • “The Falls,” Chung Mong-Hong
  • “El Hoyo En La Cerca,” Joachin Del Paso
  • “Amira,” Mohammed Diab
  • “A Plein Temps,” Eric Gravel
  • “107 Mothers,” Peter Kerkekes
  • “Vera Dreams of the Sea,” Kaltrina Krasniqi
  • “White Building,” Kavich Neang
  • “Anatomy of Time,” Jakrawal Nilthamrong
  • “El Otro Tom,” Rodrigo Pla, Laura Santullo
  • “El Gran Movimiento,” Kiro Russo
  • “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta,” Adita Vikram Sengupta
  • “Rhino,” Oleg Sentsov
  • “True Things,” Harry Wootliff
  • “Inu-Oh,” Yuasa Maasaki


  • “Land of Dreams,” Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari — Opening Film
  • “Costa Brava” (AKA Lebanon) Mounia Akl
  • “Mama, I’m Home,” Vladimir Bitokov
  • “Ma Nuit,” Antoinette Boulot
  • “La Ragazza Ha Volato,” Wilma Labate
  • “7 Prisoners,” Alexandre Moratto
  • “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic,” Teemu Nikki
  • “La Macchina Delle Immagini di Alfredo C,” Rolando Sejko
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