Turkish Cinema Summer School 2019

Yazıcı-dostu sürüm


Along with educational activities, Yunus Emre Institute organizes art and culture events and supports scientific studies all around the globe through Yunus Emre Turkish Culture Centres and liaison offices at various universities worldwide.

In this scope, our Institute is organizing the Turkish Cinema Summer School to share Turkey’s cinematic history with the world and present a deeper insight into Turkish cinema.

  1. Theme and subjects
  1. Seminars: Seminars rich in content to be delivered by academicians, directors, actors/actresses, critics etc. about the history, films, actors/actresses of Turkish cinema
  2. Film screenings and interviews: Screening of masterpieces of Turkish cinema and discussions on these masterpieces with academicians from universities, directors, actors/actresses, critics etc.
  3. Field visits: Famous and significant movie locations, film sets, film production companies, series/film shooting areas, movie theatres, cinema departments, cinema museums etc.
  4. Presentations by participants: Presentations which the participants will prepare about Turkish cinema in the course of the program
  5. Optional A1 Turkish course
  6. City sightseeing tour: Historic and touristic city sightseeing tours in Istanbul


  1. Date and Venue of the Program

           The program will take place in Istanbul between July 22nd – August 04th, 2019.


  1.  Target Group and Application Requirements

Only one person per country will be admitted to the program. 25 people will be accepted in total who will constitute a single class from among those meeting the requirements below.


  1. Good command of English (at least B2)
  2. Should be between 18-35 years of age
  3. Should open to intercultural dialogue
  4. Should have a genuine interest in foreign cultures
  5. Should be studying/have studied cinema or be working in the cinema industry
  6. Should preferably be a producer, director or script writer of short or feature films or should have took part in a film project
  7. Should have no health problems that could impede traveling


  1. Program Language

Medium of instruction and communication in the programme will be English, due to the international participation.

  1. Accommodation

Single rooms at dormitories/guesthouses of universities or other public institutions.

  1. Date and Method of Application

Applications shall be made online at the address basvuru.yee.org.tr between March 27th – April 25th, 2019.


  1. Scholarship covers the following:

International and local transportation


Three meals a day

Course materials

Museum / archaeological site entrance fees



  1. Scholarship does not cover the following:

Personal travel insurance

Visa costs

Personal expenditures