11th Accessible Film Festival Meets The Audience

Accessible Film Festival, which will be held for the 11th time this year, is organized by Puruli Culture and Arts. The festival will take place in Ankara between October 20-26, followed by Eskişehir on November 4-5. The Short Film Competition will be held online between October 20-26…

The new section of the festival, “Fingerprints,” will bring together important names of the cinema world with moviegoers. British director Ken Loach’s latest film “Don’t Lose Hope / The Old Oak,” It will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will meet the audience in Ankara. Loach’s important works “Kestrel / Kes” and “Raining Stones” will also be screened.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the festival will present the “Dignity of Humanity” section. This section will present a selection of films focusing on human rights and emphasize the right of every individual to equal and free access to economic, social and cultural spheres. Films such as “Afternoon” by Nafiss Nia, “Kubra” by Mélanie Trugeon, “Oasis” by Justine Martin and “See the Silence” by Mexican director Santiago Zermeño will be screened. In addition, a forum titled “Human Rights for All” will be organized to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The “Kaleidoscope” section will screen award-winning films that tell human stories from different cultures and geographies. Films such as Kore-eda Hirokazu’s “Monster”, Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s “Let the Streams Flow Free”, Dutch director Aaron Rookus’ “Goodbye Stranger” and Kurdish German director Ayşe Polat’s “Blind Spot” will be screened in this section.

For child audiences, the festival will present four animated films in the “For Children” section. These films will be presented with special screenings for children with autism spectrum disorders. There will also be an animated film workshop for children.

Screenings of the Accessible Film Festival will take place at Paribu Cineverse ANKAmall and Goethe Institut in Ankara and Cinema Pink Kanatlı Shopping Center in Eskişehir. In addition, the competition including 14 short films will be available to watch online. For more information, please visit the festival’s official website.

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