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8th Pink Life QueerFest Application Period Started!

Pink Life QueerFest is open for applications for its 8th edition! In its 7th edition, QueerFest took place in 8 cities and 4 countries and now looking forward to meet its audience in 2019. Applications will be accepted on FilmFreeway until 1 October 2018. Photo from Ajeeb Ashiq Rules & Terms 1. LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) themed feature films, documentaries and short films and queer productions can be submitted. 2. Films (features, documentaries, shorts) premiered...

Kaos GL and Pink Life: Ankara Governor’s ban on LGBTI events illegal!

Ankara based LGBTI organisations Pink Life and Kaos GL: This decision and the illegal and vague grounds for it violate the very fundamental freedom of expression and association as well as other fundamental rights and freedoms. Press release of Ankara based LGBTI organisations’ Pink Life and Kaos GL on Governorship of Ankara’s indefinite ban on LGBTI events: We learned that the governor’s office of Ankara banned “from November 18, 2017 onwards,...

The Press Release on the Official Ban of German LGBTI Film Days

To whom it may concern, As the Press Office of Pink Life QueerFest, we would like to correct an information about the cancellation of German LGBTI Film Days. In the article published in BBC News, it is indicated that the organizer of the German LGBTI Film Days is Pink Life QueerFest. However we find it important to correct that the organizer of the event is the Embassy of Germany in Ankara. Pink Life QueerFest and Buyulu Fener Cinema are in cooperation...

Festival Coordinator Gizem Bayiksel will be among the jury members of FIMFF

The 1st Annual Faroe Islands International Minority Film Festival (FIMFF) will take place in Tórshavn on September 7th – 10th 2017. One of our festival coordinators Gizem Bayiksel will be among the jury members of the festival. She will also be one of the panelists of “Dealing with a World in Crisis – Women in Film“. You can check the festival’s program on this link.

Call for applications to our LGBTI+ film competition together with British Council Turkey

Call for applications to our LGBTI+ film competition together with British Council Turkey. Please send us the link to your short film by filling out the online form by 20 September 2017 to participate in the open call. Together with British Council Turkey, we have developed an LGBTI+ short film competition for filmmakers from Turkey to give them an opportunity to be showcased in Turkey, in the UK and internationally and to developed a platform of...

Submissions for 7th Pink Life QueerFest Are Now Open!

Submissions for 7th Pink Life QueerFest are now open! The festival will take place between 11 – 28 January 2018 in Ankara and Istanbul and we are looking for your LGBTQI themed films (features and shorts, fiction and documentary). Film submissions will close on September 1, 2017. Submissions can be processed on FilmFreeway. Please check the terms/rules on the website. For further questions regarding the submission process do not hesistate to contact:...

The Winner of QueerShorts Competition Has Been Announced

The winner of Pink Life QueerFest’s Queer Shorts Competition has been announced. The jury composed of film critic and director Zeynep Dadak, director Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Özge Çelikaslan from Artıkişler Collective decided to give the award to the Swedish film Mother Knows Best (Mamma vet bäst, 2016) for it’s clear premise, and a subtle yet layered approach to its characters as well as its use of stationary camera in a car foregrounding...

Festival Coordinator Gizem Bayiksel is among the jury members of TEDDY Award

Wonderful news from Berlinale‘s Teddy Award! Pink Life QueerFest’s festival coordinator Gizem Bayiksel is among the jury members of this year’s TEDDY! The Teddy Award is an international film award for films with LGBTI+ topics, presented by an independent jury as an official award of the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). This year; Gizem Bayiksel (Turkey), Sachiko Imai (Japan), Hassan Kamoga (Uganda), Saadat Munir...

6th QueerFest will be free of charge!

The countdown has begun for the 6th edition of Pink Life QueerFest! 6th QueerFest will greet its audience with a surprise: All screenings and events will be free of charge in order to expand the queer culture and empower social solidarity. The festival will take place between January 12-29, 2017 in Ankara and Istanbul and venues for the festival are Contemporary Arts Center of Çankaya Municipality and German Cultural Center in Ankara, and Pera Museum...

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8th Pink Life QueerFest Application Period Started!

Pink Life QueerFest is open for applications for its 8th edition! In its 7th edition, QueerFest took place in 8 cities and 4 countries and now looking...

Kaos GL and Pink Life: Ankara Governor’s ban on LGBTI events illegal!

Ankara based LGBTI organisations Pink Life and Kaos GL: This decision and the illegal and vague grounds for it violate the very fundamental freedom of...

The Press Release on the Official Ban of German LGBTI Film Days

To whom it may concern, As the Press Office of Pink Life QueerFest, we would like to correct an information about the cancellation of German LGBTI Film...

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