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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Turkish film tipped for Oscar nomination

An award winning film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been tipped to gain an Oscar nomination when it gets released in Turkish cinema.

‘Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da’ (Once Upon A time in Anatolia) is widely tipped for a nod in the Best Foreign Language Film. In order to qualify for this category, films must have been released between the dates of October 1st 2010 and September 30th 2011. The film is due to hold its premiere at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival next month in Adana.

The movie is already celebrating internationally as a great movie having won the Grand Jury Prize at the 64th Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

A meeting in September by the cinema unions and associations will determine whether or not the film will be nominated for an Oscar in a vote.

Should the film be nominated and win an Oscar it will no doubt provide a boost to the film in Turkey industry.

Recently the European Commission released a statement to say that they would be filming a promotional film in Turkey during the period of Ramadan to capture the beautiful and breath-taking sights of Turkey.

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