Monday, Dec 15, 2008
A?kyn Özcan, a graduate of the University of Toronto, School of Architecture, publishes his sixth book in the U.S.A.
A?kyn Özcan is a new popular name in the world literary market. After graduating from the University of Toronto, School of Architecture, in 1974, he has lived an international life, working in different countries and in different professions, ranging from architecture to teaching and journalism and to managing his consultancy company providing services to third world countries. Previously, he had also been involved in tourism. This variety of involvements in different professions and countries provided a unique background for him to write books in different genres, after his retirement.
"THE SECOND VENICE" is a humorous fantasy, which became Nr. 1 in Italy Magazine among top rated books.
"SMALL MIRACLES" is an account of thirty stunning miraculous happenings in his life in different countries.
"WISDOM IN SMILE" is an exquisite collection of twenty two humorous and witty short stories and other writings.
Now, after a few months, his sixth book is expected to come on to the world market.
"THE MINI-SUBMARINE". A novelette which he hopes will be a film. Already a known film director Eduardo Coronado is very interested in turning this exciting story into a film:
He has also published in the recent past, "STOCKHOLM STORIES" , his memoirs from his thirty years of residence in this lovely City of the north. http//www.prlog.org/10131032.html
and "LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES" , a collection of his poetry.
All of A?kyn Özca' s books are available under his name, at 200 internet bookshops, including:
amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, amazon.co.jp, amazon.cn, amazon.de, amazon.fr,
bn.com, ibs.it, adlibris.com, infibeam.com, fishpond.com.au or from 25.000 bookstores
upon giving their ISBN.
As wholesale, books are available from ingrambook.com
Author. Has five published titles in the U.S.A. Also many articles published internationally. Currently writer/ mentor at www.thesop.org
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 festivals 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
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
Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)
Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)
Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)
Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
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