In line with the goal of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer to make Izmir a city of culture, the “International Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting”, organized for the first time by the Metropolitan Municipality, is being implemented within the scope of the Culture Summit. During the meeting, which will be attended by directors, producers and representatives of cinema institutions from Mediterranean countries, film screenings will be held in three venues. President Tunç Soyer invited everyone to attend the cinema meeting.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is organizing the “International Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting” between 8-12 September. Organized as part of the Cultural Summit, the event will offer a movie feast to moviegoers on the Kadifekale floating platform, which will be pulled to the Quarantine dock in the evenings, as well as the Karaca Cinema, the art cinema of Izmir, and the French Cultural Center. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer invited everyone to attend the cinema meeting.
In the shows, feature films produced in 2019-2021 from the cinemas of Mediterranean countries will be screened with Turkish subtitles. On the first day of the Izmir Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting, which was directed by Vecdi Sayar, after the Greek director Christos Nikou's "Apples" and Algerian-French director Maiwenn's "DNA" films, Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh's will be on the Kadifekale floating platform at 21.00. With its presentation, the film "2021 Meters", Jordan's nominee for the 200 Oscars, will be screened. There is another Palestinian director's film on the September 9 program; Elia Suleiman's Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI award kazan“This Must Be Heaven” is a France-Palestine-Qatar-Germany-Canada-Turkey co-production. Another film to be screened on the same day was awarded many awards in Istanbul and Antalya Film Festivals last year. kazanmoment Fikret Reyhan's “Crack”. The director will answer the questions of the audience after the movie that will be screened at the French Cultural Center.
South and North of the Mediterranean
Filmmakers from Mediterranean countries will hold a full-time closed meeting on September 9 to evaluate the role of cinema in establishing intercultural peace in the Mediterranean, and the opportunities for cooperation between culture and art institutions and cinema sectors. Among the filmmakers who will attend the meeting are Eduart Makri, director of the Albanian Cinema Center, Irena Jelic, director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Tsveta Dobreva, Secretary General of the Marseille Film Festival from France, Francesca Failla, actress and documentary director from Italy, Sam Lahoud, director of film festivals from Lebanon, Rabat Film Festival director from Morocco Malak Dahmouni, Palestine director Ameen Nayfeh, Slovenia Film Center Nerina T. Kocjancic, Syrian Cinema Association director Kareem Abeed, Tunisian cinema veteran director and writer Ferid Boughedir, and producer Anne-Marie Boughedir, Turkey directors Leyla Yılmaz, Bülent Öztürk, Reis Çelik, Tahsin İşbilen, producer Anna Maria Aslanoğlu, academician Aslı Favaro from Turkey. The films to be screened on September 10, Moroccan director Alaaddin Aljem's “Holy Saint”, received numerous awards at Adana and Ankara Film Festivals last year. kazanan Leyla Yılmaz's “Not Knowing”, French Oscar nominee “Les Miserables” directed by Ladj Ly, and Algerian director Merzak Allouache's 2021 film “Family”.
Henri Langlois award
Starting this year, Izmir Mediterranean Cinemas Meeting will present the Henri Langlois Award to a filmmaker from the Mediterranean for his contributions to the art of cinema. This award is also important in terms of announcing to the world that Henri Langlois, the founder of the French Cinematheque, is from Izmir. Langlois was a man of cinema who gave serious support to Turkish Cinematheque during its founding years. This year's winner of the Langlois Award is Merzak Allouache, one of the masters of Algerian cinema. In the last two days of the meeting, Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar's “In the Shadow of War”, Algerian-French director Mounia Meddour's “Papicha”, French director Robert Guédiguan's “Gloria Mundi”, Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania's “Sold Out The Skin” Man”, “The Synonyms” by Israeli director Nadav Lapid and “Lebanon Skies” by French director Chloé Mazlo.