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Istanbul International Film Festival: 3-18 of April, 2010
Istanbul - European Capital of Culture 2010
Istanbul is an oasis of culture and relaxation. The city offers a big variety of cultural activities all year long. From concerts to art exhibitions, you can find every kind of arts. As being declared 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul is getting much more attractive in international culture arena. Cinema is not forgotten. The Istanbul International Film Festival is the first and oldest international film festival in Turkey. It was first organized in 1982 consisting only of six films. Nowadays is truly international and multi-cultural event, attracting thousands of filmmakers and cinema lovers.
The 29th International Istanbul film festival will perform during the 3rd and the 18th of April, 2010. The programme of the festival is rich and varied. It consists of an international competition open only to feature and animated films on art and artists or literary adaptations, a national competition, non-competitive, informative sections on specific themes which can include documentaries, shorts and feature films. The main award is called - Golden Tulip (for the best film in the international competition). This festival is definitely designed to deeply explore the world of movies. Don't miss the action!
Istanbul as the capital of culture is most commonly associated with its cultural heritage from the Byzantine and Ottoman past. The downtown of the city, architecture, Turkish Baths mosques and delicious local cuisine should amaze you in many many ways. In addition, you will find various events going on all day long in the city. Add the time spent in the fabulous International Istanbul film festival... Plan your day carefully and try to do, see and explore as much as you can. This year culture is living in Istanbul.
For the preparations of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture many historic buildings are being restorated.The city is making huge efforts to impress you. Take a look, have a great time and get involved. As one of the most energetic cities in the world Istanbul continually is meant to become an attraction center. Visit a city that bridges Europe and Asia in so many aspects.
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