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London’s annual Turkish Film Festival goes digital

Daily Sabah LIFE
Published November 23,2017

The 21st annual London Turkish Film Festival has become the world's first digital film festival, featuring Turkish movies over an internet site.

The website called "Film Turkey" will enable movie lovers from all over the world to watch selected films until Dec. 6, for a much cheaper price than usual movie theater screenings.

Organizers of this year's London Turkish Film Festival decided to try a go digital after some of the sponsors pulled out due to the ongoing Brexit process in the United Kingdom.

Festival Director Vedide Kaymak told Anadolu Agency that preparations for the online platform actually began two years ago in order to provide the best experience for the festival's international audience.

The platform is the only online film festival website, featuring the option of choosing more than one subtitle language for a Turkish movie.

Kaymak also added that this year's London Turkish Film Festival will include over 20 movies, documentaries and short films.

The London Turkish Film Festival was first organized in 1993, screening thousands of Turkish productions and welcoming hundreds of movie lovers and artists each year.