'Accessible Film Festival' Started in Eskişehir

Accessible Film Festival Started in Eskisehir
'Accessible Film Festival' Started in Eskişehir

Meeting with moviegoers for the 10th time this year, the “Accessible Film Festival” started in Eskişehir, hosted by Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality. While Eskişehir residents of all ages showed great interest in the screenings, colorful images emerged in the workshops organized for children.

Organized by Puruli Culture and Art and supported by Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality, the “Accessible Film Festival” was held at Yunus Emre Cultural Center.

Films selected from the best examples of Turkish and World cinema were presented to the liking of cinema lovers at the festival, which aims to eliminate the disadvantages of disabled cinema lovers and to have an accessible cinema experience for everyone.

In the screenings held at Yunus Emre Cultural Center, the films were screened with audio descriptions for the visually impaired, detailed subtitles for the hearing impaired and in accessible halls for the orthopedically impaired, bringing all moviegoers together. Those who want to have the same experience with visually impaired people have the opportunity to watch movies by purchasing an eye patch and audio description headphones. Cinema lovers from 7 to 70 showed great interest in the screenings.

At the festival, two short films for children aged 3+ and 7 years+ were screened. “Zuhal”, “Four Walls”, “Kerr”, “School Shaving” and “List of Those Who Love Me” competing in the National Feature Film Competition and Short Film Competition; “Key (The Key), Love (Love), Fence (Fence), Winner (A Winner), Gazers (The Sprayer), Shadows (Shadows), Quarantine (Quarantine), Neighboring Sounds (Neighboring Sounds), Oyun (Game) , Sohbet (Chatter), Swap (Barter), And So I Begin (And So I Begin) and Yasemin (Jasmine)” movies met with moviegoers.

Within the scope of the festival, “Deniz Öcal Animation Workshop” was held at Haller Youth Center. With the workshop, hearing impaired moviegoers between the ages of 9-12 met with the art of animation. In the workshop organized by animation artist Deniz Öcal, little moviegoers were allowed to express themselves through the art of animation, with their own stories and characters they created. The children, who photographed their characters one by one, brought them together with the stop motion technique to create an animated movie. These animated films created by children were shown in the session organized for children.

At the festival, the competition jury determined the “Best Film”, “Best Director” and “Best Screenplay” awards; The “Audience Special Award” will find its owners with the votes of the audience. The awards will be announced with the closing video that will be released on Saturday, October 22nd.

After Eskişehir, the festival will continue to meet with moviegoers from all over Turkey with physical screenings at Ankara Magical Fener Kızılay Cinema and online on eff17.muvi between 23-2022 October.

Günceleme: 17/10/2022 16:02

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