The young participants of TCSS were taken on a unique journey to the history of Turkish cinema by visiting a Natural Film Studio at Prof. Sami Şekeroğlu Cinema-Television Centre of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in İstanbul.

The young filmmakers in İstanbul attended sessions held within the scope of the summer school programme, with the collaboration and guidence of directors, screenwriters, and academicians. The students were given the chance to learn about Turkish cinema with its various stages from its past to present.

Prof. Sami Şekeroğlu Cinema-Television Centre is not only the first cinema club and private film archive of Turkey, with significant movies in the history of Turkish cinema, but it also has a very comprehensive collection of settings and technical equipment used in the history of Turkish cinema. During the visit hosted by Prof. Asiye Korkmaz, the Deputy Head of Department of Cinema and Television in the university’s Faculty of Fine Arts, the foreign filmmakers had the opportunity to explore the various facilities of the centre such as the cinema restoration and digitalization stages, and view examples of films shot by students, and the studios.