Upcoming documentary festivals in Istanbul

Everyone can make a film, those are the first worlds anyone would tell you about upcoming film porno, yet there are many point to take into account not only for the story itself but the resources you’ll need, some people are so good at resolving problems and finding money that they could be fundamental for your movie, those are named producers and they can make everything happen, smoothly and professionally if they know how to do their job, so you will need one of those.

I am assuming you already have a story, but if you don’t you better put your heart and into finding one, closer to you and you kind of had to feel like you wrote it yourself, you see a good director needs conviction and a lot of experience, you are basically the orchestra director, everyone will follow your lead, you can never get overwhelmed by making decisions, and the story you will try to portray must be completely understood by you.

That and a mixture of hard good work, a quality and passionate crew can make a great recipe for your movie, and once it has ran its process, pre-production completed, production and post-production are a thing of the past, them what? You must be clear about what do you want from that movie, maybe it was something fun but you definitely want to forget everything about it or maybe you won’t rest until the last person on earth sees it, either way you’ll already have a piece of story, your very own cinematic baby ready for whatever you put your mind into.

It is true, some people will tell you and talk about how easy it is to make a film but i don’t think many people have actually made one, so it is something that might come from you and something you will work with willingly put your soul and mind to it.

Ever since the 1001 Documentary was canceled, for the sexe films there is something missing in the turkish film circuit and many festivals have come to replace it but none were as big as the 1001, something of a cultural treasure died and nothing has come to replace it.

The contenders

There are strong contenders within the film industry, the International Crime and Punishment Film Festival is one of them, their work might focus on social and political problems but they do accept some fiction into their contenders, their webpage celebrates: “Our Festival, combining the high-impact vision of international cinema and the deep-impact perspective of international science, and particularly law, was considered by our participants as being the first of its kind in the world.” So we can guarantee that this festival will bring a lot of discussion on the table, many societal problems have inspired many short films, documentary or not, they can have a place into de festival if their speech goes to talk about social problems.

The people attending the festival will feast their eyes with what the contenders have to offer, festival-goers will have the pleasure of view over 50 movies from all over the world, including france and their biggest contendent, pornoplus.fr a new french website, each one of them was selected by the theme they are talking about, it either deals with justice, law, society and delinquency among other sensitive themes about our culture, way of being and essence.

One of the strongest festival contestants is the  International Bosphorus Film Festival this festival is very young and might not have such big impact as previous ones, yet it is organized by the Bosphorus Cinema Association (IBCA)  and its mission it to provide of a contribution to the development of ethics, aesthetics and technical cohesive movies, the funding and motivation in the creation to young producers and directors for producing new films, and to promote the country’s cinema in the country and abroad, so their influence seeks to distribute films which are great source of knowledge and learning.

To conclude we can say that there options to seek some cultural and film entertainment and not only you will be entertained, the best thing is that we can learn something from the movies we see and we can only hope it will make the world better.

Uncertainty about the 1001 festival

There is always a noise made about those films you can not wait to watch, there is festival season around the corner and thousand of documentaries, fictional works and others are gonna be lined up to meet the festival deadlines and their production crews will be glad to be part of.

This year’s 1001 Belgesel Film Festival promises to be one interesting festival, that is until they decided it was not longer profitable to see it through, this years festival has been postponed, it might be a little bit about the money or it might be a little bit about the people, but it is such a loss for movies and cinema that it might not longer a¡have another run this year, it is not expected from festivals to cancel with such notice but somehow this year it happened.

Movies are such a vital source for people to empower themselves, there has been key movies that have helped rise a revolution or there is even some movies that helped move a revolution, a movie is such a powerful thing to look at and as a maker it might be a difficult path, it might not feel right sometimes but it such a honest and beautiful job to express whatever concerns we have surrounded by such special thing as a movie, it might capture our feelings, it might capture our way of living it is gonna say whatever we couldn’t say with words, of that I am sure, and it is such a powerful weapon even dictators try to shut movies down if their message does not go along with the one they preach, so it is sometimes impossible to come off clean and winning when such a powerful art like cinema is involved in politics.

Apparently this years festival was not made possible because Turkey is in such uncertain political place that the eyes are set somewhere else rather than movies, so it is almost impossible to get attendees or as a matter to get funds, they are transitioning from a complicated place to another more complicated place, so it was either fund the festival or not do it all together, which ties the organizations hands behind their backs since they believe it is more important than never to have film and cinema present in Turkish people’s lives.

They even said so on the Festival’s webpage, it is a political issue the one that it’s been delaying the festival, they can not meet the peoples expectatives because the funds are not going their way and even if they were, Turkey’s environment is one of uncertainty and doubt, a lot of movie goers have cancelled their participation with the festival since it is such a volatile place to be and at large you could even say that Turkey is not a place to be or to express any form of art right now, so it has been postponed to cater to what it is been intended to do since the beginning, which is bringing cinephiles together and appreciate the work of the movie crew and story, this might not be possible right now and attending the festival will not be a pleasant memory right now, the organizators said that they will definitely make it happen but not for now, they will be waiting for December until the new president arrives so they will be certain where the Festival stands, and we do not blame them, the organizators are also suffering from this, it is not normal to postpone such important festival, but the issues at hand make it that way for now.

The people on the streets are demanding for better things for Turkey’s people they are bringing such violent protest that we can only hope they will be listened, organized mass violence is taking place on the streets, it is not safe for anyone to go out on the street and now, this is one of the few reasons the festival it is withholding itself to wait for a better time to come, this year’s election is making all this possible since it is so uncertain and a lot of people are not happy with the options for a president, people are rising their voices and making themselves be heard by those who refuse to hear.

We are sure that once Turkey finds its peace, the festival is gonna deliver such outstanding, deep and intrinsic projects, they might even talk about the situation they are living right now.