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Ankara Cinema Association

National Network: 
Turkey
Address: 
ABAY KUNANBAY CAD. 20 / 11 KAVAKLIDERE
Ankara
Turkey
Telephone: 
+90 312 466 34 84
Telephone (other): 
+90 312 466 47 28
Fax: 
+90 312 466 43 31
Mobile Phone: 
+90 533 630 76 41
Mobile Phone (other): 
+90 532 655 66 33
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1998
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Ankara Cinema Associaton is a NGO based in Ankara. Number of staff four. In 2008 incomes 609.237.56 turkish liras; outcomes 590.879.60 turkish liras.
Sources of funding; Ministry of Culture, EU, embassies and cultural centers of various countries in Turkey. Ankara Cinema Association is organising the Festival on Wheels since 1995, also Euromed Audiovisual Projects Greenhouse (2006-2010 / partners New Israili Foundation for TV&Cinema, Zebra Productions, John Apple Heddy Honigmann Filmakers)and Medscreen (2006-2009 / partners Beirut Development&Cinema, Europa Cinemas, Europanet).

Mission and Objectives: 

To perform the Festival on Wheels, to arrange activities in order to develop, support, organize and promote the Art of Cinema and the Art of Cinema related activities, to work for increasing the knowledge, experience and understanding of the Turkish public opinion on modern art of cinema activities and works, to perform exhibition of the cinema works and also organization of meetings, symposiums and publications, subjects of which are cinema, and to provide introduction of Turkish movie makers and their movies abroad,to work to provide support from private organizations for such activities so that the Art of Cinema activities will be realized, to work in order to provide and encourage extensive and detailed follow up of art of cinema activities from media such as Press, Publication and Television.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Ankara Cinema Association organizes the Festival on Wheels since 1995, apart from the Festival the Association organizes film weeks of various countries (Israel,Finland, Korea, Egypt, Iran, Greece, Canada, France, UK). The Ten Best Turkish Films selected by a poll organized among professionals of cinema, were screened during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2004. The films were then screened in USA, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Brazil, South Korea. The feature film CONFESSION directed by Zeki Demirkubuz was shot in Ankara in July 2001 and production was coordinated by Ankara Cinema Association. The Association published 15 books on cinema since 1999. The Association was in charge of the Turkish stand at the 60th and 61st Cannes Film Festival (2007 and 2008)and at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2008. Ankara Cinema Association is now in post-production of the feature "Tales from Kars".