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Kime niyet kime Euroimages

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2006

Tuba Özden 20.03.2006

Eurimages, Ermeni soykyrymyny anlatan bir filme destek veriyor. Tarty?malar Türkiye'nin projeye katky sa?lamasyyla geli?ti.

Osmanly'da yyllarca süren bary?yn ardyndan, halk ile Ermeniler arasyna nifak sokmak için genç Türkler (Yttihat ve Terakki) fanatik, yrkçy tutumlaryny sessizce proje haline getirip Ermenilerin eliminasyonu için soykyrymyna hazyrlanyyordu. Amaç, Türkiye'nin sadece Türklere ait olmasyydy. Kâ?yt üzerinden ta?arak hayata syzan bu niyet sonunda; garip bir ?ekilde 'Sarkis' isimli subay ve 'E?ek' adynda albayyn da bulundu?u Türk kuvvetlerinin, henüz kimsenin ?ahit olmady?y Anadolu çöllerinden Ermenileri sürerek Holokost'u gerçekle?tirmesiyle sonuçlandy. Y?in ilginç yany tarihî belgelerde yer almady?y halde, senaryoda Ystanbul'daki Ermeniler de ev, hastane ve i?yerlerinden çöllere sürülenler arasyndaydy.

Bu anakronik kurgu, Ytalyan karde? yönetmenler Paolo ve Vittorio Taviani'nin 'Tarla Ku?u Çiftli?i' filminin senaryo metnine ait. Öykü, Ermeni asylly Ytalyan yazar Antonia Arslan'yn kitabyndan uyarlanmy?. Film, 5-7 Mart tarihlerinde Strasbourgta gerçekle?tirilen Türkiye'nin de üyesi oldu?u Eurimages icra toplantysynda 650 bin avro destek almaya hak kazandy. Böylece dolayly da olsa Türkiye, 'Ermeni soykyrymy'ny anlatan filme destek vermi? oldu. CHP Giresun Milletvekili Mehmet I?yk'yn meclise ta?ydy?y konu, bazy kö?e yazarlaryny harekete geçirdi. Eurimages Fonu'ndan böyle bir filmin para almasy elbette büyük talihsizlikti. Fakat refleks tepkilerle Eurimages temsilcilerinin 'dini bütünlü?ü'nden, 'sanat ve sinema bilgilerinin sorgulanmasy'na kadar birçok konuya de?inenler, arka planyndaki problemleri sorgulamayy nedense hiç dü?ünmedi.

Eurimages ile ilgili polemiklerin geçmi?i aslynda 2005 yyly Nisan ayyna dayanyyor. 15 yyldyr Eurimages'yn temsilcili?ini, ya?ady?y ülke Fransa'dan sürdüren Faruk Günaltay'yn Kültür Bakanly?y tarafyndan görevden alynmasy, yerine Yhsan Kabil ve Ahmet Boyacyo?lu'nun tayin edilmesiyle ilk tepkiler havada uçu?maya ba?lamy?ty zaten. Türkiye'nin kötü ve geri kalmy? yönlerini konu alan filmlerin bugüne kadar destek almasynda birinci faktör olarak Faruk Günaltay'y sorumlu tutan Ömer Lütfi Mete karary takdir ederken, Eurimages'yn fonlaryndan üç filminde istifade eden Ali Özgentürk, o güne kadar destek alan filmlerin Türk insanynyn duygularyny anlatty?yny iddia ediyordu. Özgentürk ile ayny fikirde olan meslekta?lary ve yazarlardan olu?an bir grup ise Günaltay'yn yapty?y icraatlary tekrar tekrar anlattyktan sonra cümlelerini yeni temsilcileri istifaya ça?yrarak noktalyyordu.

Dindarlyklary merkeze alynarak ele?tirilen temsilcilerden kasyt muhafazakâr kimli?i ile tanynan sinema yazary Yhsan Kabil idi. Ayny kefede tutulsa da Ahmet Boyacyo?lu daha çok sol cenaha yakyn ama ulusal de?erlere saygyly bir isim. Türk sinemasy adyna yyllaryny harcayan iki temsilcinin birikimlerine yönelik ele?tirilere cevap, yapylacak küçük bir ara?tyrmayla ortaya çykyyor. Tarty?malaryn merkezinde olmasyna ra?men bugüne kadar sessiz kalan Yhsan Kabil'e göre Faruk Günaltay'yn görevden alyny?y dönemlik de?il, biriken sorunlaryn neticesi. Fonlaryn daha çok kapaly devre, belirli isimler içinde payla?ylmasy, dy?aryda kalan yönetmenlerin tepkilerine neden olur. Son dönemlerde payla?ymyn dairesi geni?lese de ele?tiriler son bulmaz. Daha çok karamsar, ülkeyi kötüleyen Türk filmlerinin destek almasynyn "AB sürecinde, ülkenin Avrupa'ya olumsuz tanytylmasyna neden oldu?unu." gerekçesini öne sürenler de vardyr.

Kulaktan kula?a yayylan söylentilerden biri de Günaltay'yn sadece dar bir çevredeki sinemacylarla ileti?imde olmasy ve alynan desteklerde usulsüzlük yapmasydyr. Günaltay, 15 yyl boyunca yurtdy?ynda kadrosuz çaly?yr, 2005 yylyna kadar stopaj vergilerinden gelen ücretlendirmeye tabi tutulur. Fakat bu tarihten itibaren Kültür Bakanly?y tarafyndan ödene?i kesilir. Yhsan Kabil, Eurimages'yn di?er üyelerine bakyldy?ynda temsilcilik süresinin ortalama 5 yyl oldu?una de?iniyor. Bu, yaygaralar koparylmasyna ra?men Günaltay'yn uzun süre görevde kaldy?yny ortaya koyuyor. Kabil'e göre Türkiye gibi etkili bir ülkenin iki temsilci ile yapyda bulunmasy anlamly. Bazy ülkelerin iki hatta üç temsilcisi dahi var. Yhsan Kabil, biri Ankara’da di?eri Ystanbul'da ya?ayan, farkly hayat görü?lerine sahip temsilcilerin denge unsuru olu?turdu?una dikkat çekiyor. Üzerlerindeki baskynyn ve istifa taleplerinin arka planynda ise Günaltay'yn varly?yndan ?üpheleniyor; çünkü Eurimages'yn üyeleri arasynda syky ba?lantylary bulunan Günaltay ?imdiki temsilcileri ba?arysyzly?a mahkûm etme niyetinde: "Türkiye'de belli noktalarda sanki hep bir klanyn üyeleri olmaly dü?üncesi yatyyor."

Son günlerde tarty?ma konusu olan Ermeni soykyrymy ile ilgili filmin destek almasyny ise talihsizlik olarak de?erlendiriyor Kabil. Ellerine geç ula?an senaryonun icra toplantysynda kuruldan geçmemesi için bütün gayret göstermelerine ra?men sonuç alamamy?lar. Eurimages'yn çaly?ma sistemindeki de?i?iklik ile ön kurulun varly?y da bunda etkili olmu?. Ylk olarak 7 ülke temsilcisinin bulundu?u ön kuruldan fire vermeden oy alan film, 32 ülke temsilcisinin oylamasynda ise Makedonya'nyn çekimser ve Türkiye'nin reddinin dy?ynda eksiksiz kabul görmü?. Her ne kadar oylamadan önce Türkiye temsilcileri filmin yanly? tutumuna dikkat çeken bir konu?ma yapsa da netice de?i?memi?. Kabil, kar?ylarynda ciddi zihniyet kalyplarynyn varly?yna dikkat çekiyor. Eurimages ba?kany Jacques Toubon'un konu?masynda 'Ermeni soykyrymy' ifadesini rahatça kullanmasyny ve senaryonun birçok hata içermesine ra?men ön kuruldan kolayca geçmesini buna ba?lyyor. "Biz hangi Avrupa'nyn pe?inden gidiyoruz? Bu tarafgirlik ve pe?in hükümlülük hâkimken nasyl birlikte var olaca?yz? Kendi haslet, medeniyet dairemizin getirdi?i olumlu, yüce, a?kyn de?erlerimizi bu insanlara anlatmanyn formüllerini bulmalyyyz." diyor Kabil.

Eurimages benzeri bir sistemin Yslam Konferansy Te?kilaty tarafyndan da kurulabilece?ine de?inerek, "57 ülkenin üye oldu?u te?kilat her yyl fon ayyrarak filmlere destek sa?layabilir. Gerekirse koordinasyon kurulu fakir ülkelerin dy?yndan seçilir." görü?ünde. Kabil, çözüm olarak gördü?ü bu sistemi, detaylaryna kadar kurgulamy?. Sinemasy güçlü olan Türkiye, Yran, Mysyr, Türk cumhuriyetleri, Endonezya, Malezya, Bosna ve Baty Afrika'nyn temel alynaca?y yapylanmanyn merkezi Ystanbul'da olacak. "Yylda elli de?il, on film de yapylsa bu ?ekilde medeniyetimizi, kültürümüzü dünyaya sunabilir, de?erlerimizi payla?abilir, tarihimizde yer almy? önemli isimleri anlatabiliriz." diyor. Böylece Yslam ülkeleri arasynda film da?ytym a?ynyn da kurulabilece?ini vurguluyor. Bu proje kapsamynda ortak bir film festivali ve film marketin de düzenlenebilece?ine de?inerek sonuçta kendi co?rafyamyzda, bütün dünyayy ku?atan açylym ve estetik düzlemin, insani bezenmi?lik ta?yyan filmlerin ne?et edece?ine inanyyor.

Aslynda Yhsan Kabil'in projesinin önemini 'Tarla Ku?u Çiftli?i' filminin neden oldu?u pürüz bir kat daha belirgin kylyyor. Deneyimlerden yola çykarak, ba?kalarynyn kurallaryna göre hareket etti?imiz sürece sorunlaryn farkly mecralarda da olsa tekrarlanaca?yny görmek mümkün. Bu sorunu a?manyn yolu ise 'bize ait olan'y üretebilmekten geçiyor.

YÖNETMENLERYNE GÖRE EURIMAGES’TEN DESTEK ALAN FYLMLER

Filmin ady Yönetmeni Yyly

1- Robert's Movie Canan Gerede 1990

2- Çyplak Ali Özgentürk 1990

3- Ate? Üstünde Yürümek Yavuz Özkan 1990

4- Mavi Sürgün Erden Kyral 1991

5- Cemile Zülfü Livaneli 1991

6- Seni Seviyorum Rosa Rosa I?yl Özgentürk 1991

7- ?ahmaran Zülfü Livaneli 1992

8- Fanatik ?erif Gören 1993

9- A?k Ölümden So?uktur (Bergen) Canan Gerede 1993

10-Istanbul Annendir Çocu?um (Mektup) Ali Özgentürk 1994

11-Sen de Gitme Triyandafilis Tunç Ba?aran 1995

12- Ku?atma Altynda A?k Ersin Pertan 1995

13- Hamam Ferhan Özpetek 1995

14- Istanbul Kanatlarymyn Altynda Mustafa Altyoklar 1995

15- A?yr Roman Mustafa Altyoklar 1996

16- Akrebin Yolculu?u Ömer Kavur 1996

17-Istanbul'u Ararken (Aryyorum) Atyf Yylmaz 1996

18- Ishak'yn Romany Bary? Pirhasan 1996

19- E?kiya Yavuz Turgul 1996

20- Güne?e Yolculuk Ye?im Ustao?lu 1997

21- Ayrylma / Parçalanma Canan Gerede 1997

22- Ho?çakal Yaryn Reis Çelik 1997

23- Yara Yylmaz Arslan 1997

24- Mum Irfan Tözüm 1997

25- Sevgilim Istanbul Seçkin Ya?ar 1998

26- Kaçyklyk Diplomasy Tunç Ba?aran 1998

27- Sis ve Gece Sinan Çetin 1998

28- Kayykçy Biket Ilhan Belgin 1998

29- Harem Ferzan Özpetek 1998

30- Balalayka Ali Özgentürk 1999

31- Kardelen (Güle Güle) Zeki Ökten 1999

32- Kara Güne? Ömer Kavur 1999

33- Cumhur Bey Handan Ypekçi 2000

34- O da Beni Seviyor Bary? Pirhasan 2001

35- Hiçbir Yerde T.Pirselimo?lu 2001

36- Syr Çocuklary A.Sayman Ü.Güven Atadeniz 2001

37- Yazy Tura U?ur Yücel 2002

38- Çamur Dervi? Zaim 2002

39- Zamansyz Ölüm Ömer Kavur 2002

40- Gönderilmemi? Mektuplar Yusuf Kurçenli 2002

41- Zaman Ali Özgentürk 2003

42- Ynat Hikâyeleri Reis Çelik 2003

43- Bulutlary Beklerken Ye?im Ustao?lu 2003

44- Palto Kutlu? Ataman 2004

45- Yklimler Nuri Bilge Ceyhan 2004

40-Cenneti Beklerken Dervi? Zaim 2005

41-Kader Zeki Demirkubuz 2005

42-Takva Özer Kyzyltan 2005

43-Kim Ay?e'yi Sevmez? (Belgesel) Elfe Uluç 2005


EURIMAGES NEDYR?

Avrupa Görsel-Y?itsel Eserler Destek Fonu (Eurimages), Avrupa Konseyi'ne ba?ly bir kurum. Ba?kany Jacques Toubon, Fransa'da ya?yyor. Strasbourg'daki merkezle beraber bir de Fransa'da daimi sekretaryasy var. 1988'de kurulmasynyn nedeni, Amerikan film sektörü kar?ysynda yok olmaya yüz tutan Avrupa sinemasynyn ya?atylmasy. Kurum ortak yapymlara, da?ytyma ve sinema salonlaryna destek sa?lyyor. Litvanya'nyn da eklenmesiyle sayylary 33'e ula?acak olan üyeler, bütçelerine göre her yyl Eurimages'a yardymda bulunuyor. En çok destek veren ülkeler syrasyyla ?öyle: Fransa (4,5 milyon avro), Ytalya (3,5 milyon avro), Almanya (2,5 milyon avro), Yspanya (1,5 milyon avro), Türkiye (1 milyon avro) ve Hollanda (1 milyon avro).

Türkiye'nin Eurimages ile bulu?masy 1990 yylynda Faruk Günaltay'yn giri?imi ile gerçekle?ir. 15 yylda 9,5 milyon avro aidat ödenip, kar?yly?ynda 53 Türk filmi için 14 milyon avro destek alynyr. Daha çok ortak yapymlara destek veren kurumun fon sa?lamak için kriterleri projenin sanatsal yetisi, yönetmen ve ekibin tecrübesi, ticari potansiyeli vs. Destek verilecek filmlere yylda be? defa yapylan icra yürütme toplantylarynda karar veriliyor. Senaryolar inceleniyor. Ylk olarak 'önkurul' ady verilen etkisi ve deste?i fazla ülkelerin bulundu?u 7 temsilcinin elemesinden geçen filmler, daha sonra 32 ülkenin oylamasyna sunuluyor. Yylda toplam 20 milyon avro ile ortalama 50-55 yapyma destek veriliyor, film bütçelerinin be?te biri sa?lanyyor. Oturumlarda yakla?yk 40 ba?vurudan elemeler sonucunda 10-15’ine film için destek sa?lanyyor.

aksiyon.com.tr


Kazakh Festival 'Montage of Cinemas' Opens August 3 – 9 at DGA, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012

The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.

The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.

Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic “Ivan the Terrible” in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.

Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.

Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.

Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festival’s website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California

For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com

Source : HelixFilmsInc.com

Palme D'or for Best Short Film in the 65th Cannes goes to "Sessiz" (Be-Deng)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.

The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films – his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).

Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.

The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.

In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.

Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes

Palme d'Or

Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)

Grand Prix

Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)

Jury Prize

The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)

Best Director

Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)

Best Actress

Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)

Best Actor

Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)

Best screenplay

Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)

Caméra d'or

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)

PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM

SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?

Source : www.ensonhaber.com



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