Edirne launches 1st international film festival

Edirne became a member of the league of Turkish cities with film festivals, when the 1st Edirne International Film Festival opened in the Thracian city on Friday.
French filmmaker Tony Gatlif is the head of the international feature film competition jury of the inaugural festival, which also has competitive sections for national feature films and national short films.
Balkan and Eastern European cinema is the focus of the international feature film competition. The winner of the best film award will receive 10,000 euros in prize money.
Gatlifand’s latest offering, and”Geronimo,and” which premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, will be shown in a special screening with the director in attendance.
Other sections of the 2015 festival include and”Focus: Bulgaria,and” and a selection of films by Romanian filmmaker Cristian Comeaga.
Running until Nov. 26, the festival is a joint effort between the Edirne Governorand’s Office and the municipality.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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