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Kültürel Mirası, Şehir Hayatıyla Bütünleştiren Proje: “Küçükyalı Arkeopark”

And Küçükyalı Archeopark Cistern Opens Up Its Doors…

In cooperation with Istanbul Archeology Museums and Koç University with support from Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency, Küçükyalı Arkeopark II Project which includes Satyros Monastery and Cistern from 9th century Byzantian term opened up with magnificent concert on 3rd of July, 2010.
Whim ‘n Rhythm” which consisted of female students whom have been studying at different faculties in Yale University are “a cappella” singing assemble. Women Choir of Yale University presented 20th century popular American songs. Visitors of the concert include attendees from the  Princeton University, Koç University  as well.

During the event Alessandra Ricci who is the team leader of the Küçükyalı Arkeopark Excavations and also Asst. Prof. at Department of Archaeology and History of Art in Koç University, Maltepe Mayor Prof. Dr. Mustafa Zengin and Mukhtar of Çınar Quarter Ayşem Möröy presented speeches about how importance of this project is for our country and they thanked Maltepeans for there support.

Mayor Zengin presented a plaque of the Maiden Temple which is the iconic symbol used by “Golden Town Maltepe” to the members of the Women Choir as well as Alessandra Ricci presented a book on archeology titled “Egeria” and Turkish delight condiments.

Excavations are still ongoing for the Küçükyalı ArcheoPark project, one of the most important archeological sites, it aims to be the first archeological park in Istanbul.

Some Shots from the event:

About Closing Ceremony and Awards of the Festival…

The closing ceremony of the 8th International Environmental Short Films Festival which was organized by Büyükçekmece Municipality and Etkin Film Prodüksiyon was taken place at  Atatürk Cultural Center in Büyükçekmece on Friday 11, 2010. After the cocktail, awards ceremony has begun. Firstly Festival Director Mr. Vural Çavuşoğlu  and Büyükçekmece Major Mr. Hasan Akgün have made their speeches and the winners took  their prizes.

“8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER / COASTLANDERS 8  to 8″ which is the first documentary about  Maltepe Coastline and Süreyya Beach has won the 3rd Best Documentary Award in the competition which is only organized in national category. During the festival some foreign short films have screened from different countries such as Spain, France, Germany, England Italy and Holland.

Here are the awarded films and directors that were selected by the jury members who are Cahit Berkay (Musician), Ediz Hun (Actor), Assist. Dr. Gülin Terek Ünal (Universtiy of Istanbul Faculty of Communication), Üstün Asutay (Actor), Vural Çavuşoğlu (Director):

Category of Documentary

1st Prize:  MADA (Director: Musa Ak)

2nd Prize: HALKİ HALKI (Director: Atacan Şimşek-Bulut Tar)

3rd Prize: 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER / COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (Director: Orkide Ünsür)

Category of Live Action

1st Prize:  ARTI BEŞ DERECE (Director: Şenol Çöm)

2nd Prize: SU TANESİ (Director: Oğuzhan Kaya)

3rd Prize: BEŞ LİRA (Director: Serhat Karaaslan)

Category of Animation

Best Film: BİR VÜCUT İKİ İNSAN (Director: Murat Tahan)

Murat Şener Special Prize:

Students of Istanbul College with their works called PEGU

Prof. Dr. Suat Gezgin, Dean of the Faculty of Communication in Istanbul University and musician İskender Doğan were  awarded with special prize at the ceremony which was hosted by actor Ercan Bostancıoğlu. The night has ended by the songs of the musician Muzaffer Uludağ and also a wonderful tango performance by dancers.

* Special thanks to Ms. Çiğdem Larsen for my video and special thanks to Ms. Gül Toksoy for my picture …

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is in the “Anadolu” Newspaper

After the 11th Dhaka International Film Festival…

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 was one of the finalists at the 11 th Dhaka International Film Festival ( DIFF)  in the category fo women filmmakers.

News from the daily newspaper  NEWAGE written by Ariful Islam Mithu

Symphony of colours at Rang show
Rifat Munim

The on-going ‘Exposition 2010’at the Bangladesh National Museum is offering a variety of exhibitions of varieties ranging from installations, paintings and photographs to foods, seeds and spices.
The 11-day exhibition organised by fashion house Rang to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary is open from Saturday to Wednesday between 9:30am to 4:30pm, and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday till January 25.
The paintings include the works by Quamrul Hasan, Mohammad Kibria, Murtaja Baseer, Rashid Chowdhury, Qayyum Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Rafiqun Nabi and Samarjit Ray Chowdhury. Most of the paintings are figurative and in bright colours.
Quamrul Hasan and Hashem Khan’s paintings show rural women while Mohammad Kibria’s works present abstract objects and Qayyum Chowdhury paintings feature women and nature.
The photographs displayed are of colourful flowers, fruits and vegetables. They also show various sale objects including cheap clothes and accessories featured in roadside shops.
A different section titled ‘Colour of Folk Art’ was dedicated to the showcasing of handicrafts including hand fans, quilts and potteries skilfully designed in various colours.
The installations include ‘Colour of Identity’, ‘Dark with Colourful Song’, ‘Colour of Soft Feathers’, ‘Colour of natural dye’, ‘Colour of Texture and Reflection’, ‘Colour of Threads’, ‘Colour of Ocean elements’ and ‘Colour of Natural Ingredients’.
Rang’s director Biplob Saha said, ‘We have selected small objects of life along with bright flowers and trees to show how nature surrounds us with a celebration of colours.’
Another director of Rang’s, Soumik Das said, ‘The exhibition is dedicated to the dye-workers who make our lives colourful by dying the threads.’
Food and disaster management minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the exhibition on January 15.

20 films by women screened in fest

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” will be screened at the International Dhaka Film Festival

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is selected as finalist for the “11th Dhaka International Film Festival”

The 11th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) will be held in Dhaka from 14 to 22 January 2010. ” Festival categories are; Competition Section, Retrospective, Women Filmmakers, Tribute(s), Cinema of the World, Focus, Bangladesh Panorama, Independent Films, Children’s Film Festival and Spiritual Films.

“COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is the only Turkish film which is selected as finalist for the category of Women Filmmakers. A selection of full-length feature films as well as short length and documentary films by female filmmakers will be screened at this year’s DIFF. An independent jury of female filmmakers, cultural experts, artists, and professionals will be appointed by the Festival Committee to judge this portion of the competition.

List of the Festival Films:


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