4th Edition of ‘Taste of Anatolia - Films from Turkey’
4. Anadolu'nun Tadı - Türkiye'den Filmler Festivali



Launched in 2018 by UK based film charity Balık Arts, ‘Taste of Anatolia – Films from Turkey’ aims to showcase the rich and varied cultures of Turkey through film.

This year in November, the festival will present a contemporary mix of short, fiction, documentary and feature-length films. The films must be produced or co-produced from Turkey. We do not accept animated films.

Patrons of the festival in Turkey include the actors Kadir İnanır, Selda Alkor and Cengiz Bozkurt. They are joined by British actor Bhasker Patel, Çiğdem Aslan, world renowned singer, and producer Ahmet Baydar.

Last year the festival was held online, but this year we are organising a hybrid festival in November, streaming films on our online film platform Balık Arts TV, as well as holding in-person screening events around Cambridgeshire.

Good luck to all of the film submitters!

1. You must have the right to submit the film to the Taste of Anatolia Film Festival.

2. We accept short, fiction, documentary and feature-length films produced or co-produced from Turkey.
We do not accept animated films.

3. The film’s year of production must be either: 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022.

4. All submitted films must contain English language subtitles; additional languages are also welcomed. Subtitles can only be embedded to the video file. SRT files are not accepted. If a third language is used we recommend using Turkish subtitles in addition.

5. If your film has been chosen for the festival you will be asked to upload a final high quality version to the Balik Arts TV official submission page, which can be found on balikartstv.com.
The submission form requires a valid user account on the platform and it cannot be submitted as a guest.

Video files must be in H.264 mp4 for both the film and trailer, if a trailer exists. Recommended resolution is 1920x1080. Minimum requirement is 1280x720.

6. For all submissions on FilmFreeway we will require accompanying materials such as a poster in jpeg or png format (portrait and landscape), cast & crew list, synopsis and any other available promotion.

7. If your film is selected for the festival, you must send a high resolution vertical headshot of the director, at least 5 stills from the film, vertical poster and a trailer if any to: submissions@balikarts.org.uk

8. Social media handles should all be listed on the film’s FilmFreeway submission, including accounts for the film, director, actors and others involved in the film’s production so we are able to publicise it easily if it is chosen for the festival.

9. The decision of the programming committee will be final with no appeals process. Our committee has a small number of people, therefore we cannot give feedback if your film is not selected for the festival.

10. Please note we are unable to pay any screening fees. Taste of Anatolia is a non-profit festival which aims to be affordable. Ticket prices are kept to a minimum as we want great cinema to be accessible to all!