International Zeugma Film Festival
This year, Kırkayak Kültür organizes the International Zeugma Film Festival under the themes of “citizenship, neighbour and coexistence”
The festival will bring together the most powerful movies from Turkey and the world’s cinema with the aim of promoting cinema, art and cultural dialogue in Gaziantep.
Kırkayak Kültür is organising the 6th film festival this year. The movie selection of the year consists on the award-winning movies of the previous year from Turkey, Middle East and Europe.
Kırkayak Kültür works on social cohesion and coexistence under “the migration studies”. For this reason, the festival is organized with the themes of “citizenship, neighbor and coexistence”.
Kırkayak Kültür believes that culture and art pave the way for coexistence and social harmony and create a social space for different segments of society to share a common experience. Kırkayak Kültür, with that belief, works to promote and expand this social space.
Kırkayak Kültür aims to include this year our new neighbours coming from Syria to the festival, since they are themselves new citizens of Gaziantep. The festival is organized with the collaboration of Syrian artists, civil society organisations from the fields of art and from the field of migration and public institutions. During the festival, Arabic movies from Middle Eastern cinema with Turkish subtitles will be shown, addtionally, movies from Turkish and European cinema with Arabic subtitles will be met by the audience.
Kırkayak Kültür considers our new neighbours and their culture as an addition to diversity and a contribution to the cultural and artistic life in the city. Kırkayak Kültür believes that cultural and artistic activies are important for the integration process of two societies.
Kırkayak Kültür and eveyone who have contributed to and for the festival the past six years excitedly, consistently, hopefully say that “Cinema is a festival”
The city has its eye for the whole week every year on Zeugma Film Festival thanks to the award-winning movies of World Cinema, to the newest and classics of Turkish Cinema, new discoveries and master pieces, panel discussions with the attendance of directors and actors.
Zeugma International Film Festival aims at turning the city of Gaziantep into a hub where Middle Eastern and European movies meet with Turkish movies. It consists of the following sub-groups and themes:
• National and International Feature Length Movies
• Special Section for Gypsy Girl International Women Movies
• Short Movies
• Accessible Films