Young filmmakers from different parts of the world competed with each other with short films and photographs they shot during their 2-week journey to the depths of the history of the Turkish cinema within the scope of the “Turkish Cinema Summer School” for the first time in Turkey.

In the program organized by Yunus Emre Institute in cooperation with İstanbul Şehir University from between the dates of July 30 - August 12, 2018, the participants presented their experience and observations in İstanbul and Turkey through the short films they shot. The filmmakers participated in the contest organized within the scope of the Summer School with 11 movies and 4 screenplays as well as 2 photo stories they made at the end of the program.

 The short movie by Mohamad Eskandarani from Lebanon was deemed worthy of award in the category of “The Best Short Movie of the Turkish Cinema Summer School” while Fatıma Mouhammou from Morocco was awarded the “The Best Short Movie Introducing Yunus Emre Institute”.

The screenplay written by Alessandro Marzullo from Italy was awarded as “The Best Short Movie Screenplay Introducing Yunus Emre Institute” while the photo story by Amalia Papa from Romania was awarded as “The Best Photo Story of Turkish Cinema Summer School”.

The President of the Institute, Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş, presented the awards to the winners and he wished them success