PAZARTESİ, OCAK 7, 2008
Top 10 Hip Hop Odyssey Film Festival Films of 2007
For the last 5 years, the Hip-Hop Association - a small non-profit in NYC made up of volunteer Hip-Hop aficionados - has produced the largest global Hip-Hop film festival. The H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival showcases the works of independent and established filmmakers to offer the community an alternative wide lens into the culture of hip-hop. The festival has grown into a world-class event, uniting filmmakers whose mission is to uplift, redefine, and represent hip-hop.
This years films were outstanding depictions of the hip-hop landscape. Were coming of age and you can see that we have learned some hard lessons. It is also evident that we are survivors, and though we are products of our environment, this doesnt define us or hold us back from becoming proactive citizens and even, legends. These films exemplify the next level of hip-hop Cinema, and these filmmakers are the next element of hip-hop artists painting a picture using multimedia. Here is one of my ten award-winning picks:
Hiphopistan: Representing Locality in A Global City (Türkiye) Directed by Çi?dem Akbay
Hiphopistan is a 35-minute documentary that examines the impact of hip-hop culture on Instanbul youth. It also reveals how young Turkish Rappers, DJs, breakdancers, and graffiti artists creatively blend popular influences with their local cultural values and traditions. While providing a glimpse into the lives of innovative youth in a predominantly Muslim and rapidly globalizing city, this film raises awareness of the many similarities of youth culture worldwide.
CUMARTESİ, HAZİRAN 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
Kaynak : HelixFilmsInc.com
PAZAR, MAYIS 27, 2012
65. Cannes Film Festivali kapany? töreninde Ylk Altyn Palmiye Kysa Film dalynda verildi.
En Yyi Kysa Film ödülünü 'Sessiz' filmiyle Rezan Ye?ilba? kazandy.
Belçim Bilgin ve Cem Bender'in ba?rollerinde oldu?u, daha önce Akbank Kysa Film yary?masynda en iyi film ödülü de alan film, Kültür ve Turizm Bakanly?y Sinema Müdürlü?ü'nün deste?iyle Diyarbakyr'da çekildi.
'Sessiz' Cannes'da kysa film kategorisinde bugüne dek Türkiye'den yary?an dördüncü film. Bundan önce Koza filmi ile Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Kyyyda filmiyle Ebru Ceylan ve Poyraz filmiyle Belma Ba? festivalin yary?maly bölümüne seçilmi?ti. 1939 yylyndan bu yana Cannes'da uzun metraj kategorisinde yary?an ve ba?ary elde eden toplam yedi filmimizin yönetmenleri, Yylmaz Güney, Nuri Bilge Ceylan ve Fatih Akyn olmu?tu.
Kaynak : www.ensonhaber.com