Hollywood is known for being the film Industry's home town... and now it's playing host to some of the fienst films from abroad. Movies made in Turkiye fill a landmark theater's silver screen... ten of them in all competing for top honors.
Turkish auteurs presented a varied repertoire, with the ten final films capturing romance , hard-hitting drama and political hot topics.
"Journal" by Abdulbaki Yavuz, "Scarecrow" by Adem Demirci, "Love is Blind" by Ertug Tufekcioglu were some of the most outstanding Turkish offerings at the festival.
Barbara Boyle, and Kathy Smith, from universities in California judged the short film competition. The subjects covered family themes, domestic violence, war and suicide bombings.
As the festival’s jury president- Dervis Zaim screened his feature film “Shadows and Faces,” winner of several international awards.
A panel discussion focused on how the arts impact the cinematic medium and film buffs and industry pundits gave the audience, some food for thought.
The festival also presented five award-winning features by Turkiye's top filmmakers.