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The 21st Festival On Wheels
23 November 2015
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The Festival on Wheels, an event organized by the Ankara Cinema Association is gearing up to celebrate its 21st anniversary this year. 

Scheduled to run from 26 November – 10 December 2015, the festival will start out as always from Ankara. Screenings in the capital will be held from 26 November – 2 December. The Festival will then begin its travels, stopping first in Bursa from 4 – 7 December. For its next port of call, the festival will head Kastamonu from 9 – 10 December.

Frenzy by Emin Alper

Precarious Lives, the theme of this year’s festival, focuses on individuals who have lost their social status or are struggling to adjust to the status quo against a background of precarious and unstable conditions.

As one of the staple strands of the festival, World Cinema continues this year to bring audiences a pick of the newest and most remarkable films across the world. Our Everyday Life by Ines Tanovic (Bosnia-Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia, 2015) is representing our region in the section.

The Turkey 2015 section again offers the chance to watch some exciting new local output:
Frenzy by Emin Alper (Turkey/France, 2015)
Ivy by Tolga Karacelik (Turkey, 2015)
Motherland by Senem Tuzen (Turkey/Greece, 2015)
Nausea by Zeki Demirkubuz (Turkey, 2015)

Jazz Goes to the Movies program will focus on the cultural and aesthetic relationship between the image and this genre of music during different periods, screening films by John Cassavetes, Charles Burnett and others.

Nausea by Zeki Demirkubuz

Festival on Wheels 2015 will feature a special screening with the collaboration of the Goethe Institut Ankara. Varieté (aka Jealousy), the 1925 newly restored, silent film directed by German filmmaker Ewald André Dupont.

The line-up of shorts selected from festival entries from around the world promises to introduce audiences to the innovative cinema of many different countries. Short is Good screenings will, as every year, be free of charge. Four Balkan films participate in the program:

Mother Virgin No More by Derya Durmaz (Turkey, 2015, 7΄)
Dinner for Few by Nassos Vakalis (USA/Greece, 2014, 10΄)
The Jungle by Dogu Akal & Onur Saylak (Turkey, 2015, 13΄)
Tuesday by Ziya Demirel (France/Turkey, 2015, 12΄)

This year’s Children’s Films come from Norway. In addition, young festival goers can look forward to the Animation Workshop, where kids have the chance to make their first films. Scheduled to take place from 28 November-2 December, the workshop will be led by Roland Schütz.

Additionally, young filmmakers and film students from a multitude of cities around Turkey will have the opportunity to meet proven experts from different areas of the industry at the Let’s Talk Cinema meetings, runned since 2006

As is the case every year, the audiences will have the chance to meet directors attached to the films in Turkey 2015 section during screenings. 

Source: Festival On Wheels official website
  Dinner for few
  Our Everyday Life
  Nassos Vakalis
  Tolga Karacelik
  Derya Durmaz
  Emin Alper
  Zeki Demirkubuz
  Onur Saylak
  Ines Tanovic
  Ziya Demirel
  Senem Tuzen
  18th Festival On Wheels -2012
  Festival on Wheels - 2013
  20th Festival on Wheels 2014, 28/11-8/12
  Festival On Wheels official website
  Festival On Wheels 2015 trailer
  Festival On Wheels on Twitter
  Festival On Wheels on Facebook
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