The Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for this year’s second annual installment of the festival, which runs from February 28th to March 3rd at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
Yilmaz Erdogan’s “The Butterfly’s Dream” will open the festival, which follows two poets whose relationship is put to the test after both fall in love with the same woman. Other official selections included “Mold,” the debut feature from writer/director Ali Aydin and recipient of the Best First Feature Award at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Emin Alper’s western parable and 2012 Caligari prize winner “Beyond The Hill,” and Zeki Demirkubuz’s “Inside,” an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s “Notes from the Underground,” that won awards at both the 2012 Istanbul Film Festival and Dubai Film Festival. Each night will feature the premiere of a different feature, immediately followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by industry professionals.
In addition to the four feature-length films screened during the festival, this year introduces a new series of nine short-films presented in competition at the festival, programmed by Elvis Mitchell, host of NPR’s “The Treatment, with many of the selections receiving their first North American screenings.
The festival’s jury is comprised of Writers Guild of America West VP Howard A. Rodman, Academy Award Foreign Language Film Committee Co-Chair Ron Yerxa, Rob Nilsson, Belcim Bilgin and Jury President Demih Kaplanogly, director of the 2010 Golden Bear winner “Bal.”
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