Different aspects of Turkish cinema continued to be addressed within the scope of the Turkish Cinema Summer School with the participation of 23 young filmmakers from 20 different countries. The programme was held in Turkey, in which many aspects of Turkish cinema were addressed, from the birth of Turkish cinema to Yeşilçam cinema and popular Turkish cinema.

In one of the programme’s many sessions, students were presented a comparative study of the development of European and Turkish cinemas, allowing the young filmmakers the opportunity to put in practice cinematographic techniques they had learned. The session addressing the development of Turkish cinema, did not merely focus on the cinema screen, but covered many topics related to its development, from the paintings of the European masters to the Ottoman miniature, and from pantomime to shadow plays.

The session also saw participants watch and analyze the movie Karpuz Kabuğundan Gemiler Yapmak (Boats Out of Watermelon Rinds) by Ahmet Uluçay.