1001 Documentary Film Festival Opens in Istanbul
İstanbul’s film buffs are being treated to a week long fiesta of documentaries from 24 countries through next Thursday.
The 13th İstanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival is presenting a total of 68 films in admission free showings at the Muammer Karaca Theater.
Among the 68 titles featured, 20 are from Turkey with the rest coming from a diverse set of countries, including Germany, Iran, Argentina, India, China, Ireland, France and the US, the Anatolia news agency reported this week.
This year’s festival will introduce a special section called the Cinema Laboratory, which is a series of seminars on novel, experimental approaches in filmmaking. Under the supervision of Ersan Ocak, the seminars will not solely focus on documentary filmmaking, but also on the entire cinema industry.