Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) has become project partners with “Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival and Contest” which is organized by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). A Collaboration Protocol was signed at EMU Rector’s Office by EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and IFJ General President Menderes Demir on the 11th of April 2017.
As part of the protocol, EMU will promote the event to producers in TRNC and encourage university students to participate in the “Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival and Contest”. On the other hand, EMU will organize various promotional meetings regarding the festival and contest. EMU will also facilitate the screening of films that have won prizes in the contest through the provision of halls on specific dates and invite guests to the film screening organisations.
The deadline for the submission of films that will compete at “Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival and Contest” is 20 August 2017. Selective Committee will announce the results of the competition on 30 September 2017. The winning films will be screened at EMU on a date to be announced later.
EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam gave a speech at the Protocol Signing Ceremony, stating that the university’s participation in international art organizations as such is of utmost importance regarding the promotion of the university. Prof. Dr. Osam noted that, along with its educational quality, EMU is an institution of higher education that gives special importance to communal, social and artistic activities. IFJ General President Menderes Demir also delivered a speech in the event, expressing their happiness for becoming partners with a major international university like EMU. Demir said that they are looking forward to the festival and contest.
EMU Vice Rector’s Prof. Dr. Cem Tanova and Prof. Dr. M. Yaşar Özden, EMU Faculty of Communication Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Agah Gümüş, Radio-TV-Cinema Department Vice Chair Ahmet Goran, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research Director Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tümer, Public Relations and Press Office Acting Director Murat Aktuğralı and Turkish World 2nd International Documentary Film Festival and Contest TRNC Coordinator Züleyha Karaman were present at the Protocol Signing Ceremony. At the end of the visit, Prof. Dr. Osam presented Demir a frame made of traditional Lefkara Lace.