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KISMET: The film

Turkish soap operas have taken the world by storm, conquering the hearts of millions of viewers in the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia. With unprecedented access to the industry’s most glamorous actors and creative talent, ‘Kismet’ unravels the secrets of this phenomenal success that transcends religion and culture.

From the lavish production sets of the most popular Turkish soap operas, the film travels to streets and homes in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Athens, Sofia and Mostar, to discover how these taboo-breaking soaps are helping women across the region to claim their rights and transform their lives.

 

AWARDS:

2014

"KISMET" nominated for the PRIX EUROPA Best European Intercultural Television Programme Award (TV IRIS) and the VIII Ahmed Attia Award 2014 at Medimed

 

2013

"KISMET" nominated for the IDFA Best Mid-Length Documentary Award

Read more on the nomination:

http://www.idfa.nl/industry/press/27-november-idfa-2013-nominations-announced.aspx

 

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:


● Vera IFF, Finland

● Tempo Doc Festival, Sweden

● Planete IFF, Poland

● One World Human Rights IFF, Czech Republic

● International Women's Film Festival in Seoul

● Istanbul IFF

● Sarajevo IFF

● Movies that Matter, Amsterdam

● Sofia IFF, Bulgaria

● Oslo Arabian Film Days, Norway

Cinemazero, Italy

Endeavous Documentary Film Festival, Singapore

Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece

Lemesos International Documentary Festival, Cyprus

International Documentary and Short Film Festival - DokuFest, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bir Duino - Human Rights Movement, Kyrgystan

● MOVE IT!Filmfestival, Dresden

● Rekjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

Divan Film Festival, Romania

Mediteran Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina

● International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow

Amnesty International Film Festival, Canada

DOKUart, Croatia

Golden Island International Film Festival, Cyprus

Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival, Qatar

● Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA

● American Documentary Film Festival, USA


 

OTHER SCREENING LOCATIONS:

Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (Netherlands), Lillehammer University College (Norway) and Volta Design Office (Netherlands).

 

LATEST NEWS:

 

"KISMET" greek premiere at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, on March 20th

Read more:

http://tdf.filmfestival.gr/default.aspx?lang=en-US&page=1188&date=3%2F20%2F2014&movie=1191

 

"KISMET" screened on ARTE on March 9th

Read more:
http://pro.arte.tv/2014/01/programmation-speciale-femmes-engagees-du-8-au-14-mars-a-loccasion-de-la-journee-de-la-femme/


"KISMET" premiered at IDFA 2013 in Amsterdam

Read more:
http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=b9a824a0-de9b-4c8e-a86a-6f9e0f454409

 

MAIN CREDITS AND INFO:

PRODUCED BY: FOREST TROOP AND ANEMON PRODUCTIONS

IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH: Al JAZEERA, ARTE, GREEK FILM CENTER, CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE, BULGARIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTRE

CO-PRODUCED BY: AGITPROP, NUKLEUS FILM, VERITAS FILMS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH: SVT, RTS, KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, YLE, CHANNEL 8, BTV, CYBC, MRT

WITH THE SUPPORT OF: THE MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EU

CINEMATOGRAPHY: MICHALIS ARISTOMENOPOULOS

SOUND: LEANDROS NTOUNIS, NIKOS KONSTANTINOU, HRVOJE PETEK, MOMCHIL BOZHKOV

EDITING: THODORIS ARMAOS

ORIGINAL SCORE: SPYROS AND MICHALIS MOSCHOUTIS

PRODUCTION MANAGER: ELENI CHRISTODOULOU

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TURKEY: HILAL BAKKALOGLU

CO-PRODUCERS: MARTICHKA BOZHILOVA, SINISA JURICIC, EVA STAR SAYRE

PRODUCERS: REA APOSTOLIDES, YURI AVEROF, NINA MARIA PASCHALIDOU

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: NINA MARIA PASCHALIDOU

 

WORLD DISTRIBUTION: FILMS TRANSIT International, JAN ROFEKAMP

USA DISTRIBUTION: Women Make Movies, DEBRA ZIMMERMAN 


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