Turkish Cinema International Academic Meetings
Part 1: Moscow
Academic and professional meetings between the Russian film industry, exercising influence on Turkic Republics of Asia closely following the cinema of Turkey and on Turkey, closely following the cultural activities of Turkey hold great importance for both countries. This is the reason that highlights Moscow as the ideal starting point for the first edition of Turkish Cinema International Academic Meetings (TCIAM).
The Mission of the Moscow Leg of TCIAM:
• To establish a bridge between two cultures via cinema.
• To give birth to the perception that academic meetings add to the power of the art of cinema.
• To highlight Turkish cinema in Russian academic literature.
• To facilitate the introduction of Russian film industry to novel names, brands and films from Turkey to open the road for new co-productions.
• To facilitate the introduction of the leading producers, directors and actors of the Russian cinema to the Turkish film industry to pave the way for co-productions.
• To add to the traffic of cultural tourism between Russia and Turkey.
• To strengthen the social presence of the Turks living in Russia via the Turkish cinema.
All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK):
The Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) is one of the world’s oldest three film schools founded in 1919 by Lev Kuleshov and Vladimir Gardin. Outstanding Russian filmmakers. Bondarchuk, Klimov, Patajanov, Sokurov and Tarkovsky are the alumni of the school while prominent directors Kuleshov, Batalov, Eisenstein and Pudovkin lectured at VGIK. The school was re-named after Sergei Gerasimov in 1986 and in 2008, it gained university status.
34th International Student Festival
17-23 November, 2014, Moscow
VGIK International Students Festival is organized by All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.A. Gerasimov (VGIK), Production Center " VGIK - debut ", with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Filmmakers Union of the Russian Federation, Moscow Government, the Committee of Culture of Moscow, the Committee of Family and Young people of Moscow. The festival accommodates competition and out-of-competition sections while bringing together academics and students with an array of side activities.