Marmaris, a coastal Mediterranean city in Turkey, is counting down for its 1st International Film Festival.
Marmaris International Short Film Festival, a project of “MarmariSANart” community, is sponsored by Municipality and MARTAB with the donations of Martı Hotel, MAGIAD, Rotary Club, GETOB, SKAL, Lions, TURSAB, Sea Chamber of Commerce, Cooperation Association and Karacan Plaza.
Over fifty directors, script writers, actors/actresses, writers and film critics from Turkey will be participating this organization which Şeref Öztürk will be the chairman.
Marmaris International Short Film Festival is based on supporting short films, which is a very important aspect of film art, and supporting directors’ abilities of telling a story. The festival also has a goal to give young directors a chance and a voice in national and international community to express their talent.
Marmaris International Short Film Festival will continue to be held on every year with maybe changing dates.
Marmaris, a short movie plateau
In Marmaris International Short Film Festival, many short film directors will be invited and be asked of their opinions and shortcomings. On following festivals, workshops (such as synopsis, camera, lightning, script etc.) will be held.
In festival, directors who won recognition will be invited to Marmaris and during festival activities will be held on four days (boat and car tour around Marmaris sightseeing areas) to help on movie production and script writing. The goal is to turn Marmaris, which is a tourism city, also into a short movie plateau. Opportunities for movie production around Marmaris will be given to Turkish directors as well as international short movie directors.
Festival jury is people who devoted their lives on movies, such as directors, script writers and actors/actresses. Festival consultant will be Ahmet Mümtaz İdil and many other successful directors and actors are invited.
Head Jury with many Respected Names
2014 Head Jury will be Vecdi Sayar, Mustafa Altıoklar, Aslı Şahin, Hayri Çölaşan and Orhan Aydın. Front Jury will be Prof.Dr. Bülent Özkam, Tarık Alpagut and Serdar Gürcan.
On international part there will be only film screening and there will not be a contest part. The films which past elimination will be screened throughout the festival both in Turkish and/or with English subtitles.
On national part, there will be separate parts of contests on fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films. Front jury has watched all national films submitted and chose the films to be screened. Head jury will award the best in the categories written above.
The films which are chosen to be screened will be on screens throughout Marmaris for three days such as at the Marina, city center and public beaches on screens.
Translated by Özgür Teker