“European Capital of Culture 2010” Shoots Films on Istanbul

“European Capital of Culture 2010” concerns a group of foreign directors who will shoot short films about Istanbul, as part of a project carried out within the realm of the city.

Six internationally recognized directors will each shoot 15 minute short films about Istanbul within the framework of a project titled “Do not forget me – Istanbul”, officials told the Anatolia news agency on Tuesday.

The director of the first İstanbul movie will be Bosnian Aida Begic, who won the “Critics Week Grand Prize” at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival with her movie “Snow”.

Legendary Greek director Theodoros Angelopoulos’ scenarist Petros Markaris will be the script advisor of “Do not forget me – Istanbul” project.

Aside from Begic, Stefan Arsenijevic from Serbia, Stergios Niziris from Greece, Omar Shargawi from Denmark, Hany Abu-Assad from Palestine and Eric Nazarian from USA will shoot short films telling stories about İstanbul.

The shootings are expected to be completed by the end of October.


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