Turkish Cinema Summer School 2019 in Istanbul (Fully Funded)
  • July 22 - August 4, 2019
  • Fully Funded
  • Istanbul, Turkey

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

In this scope, the 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.

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Themes and subjects:

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




The scholarship covers the following:

  • International and local transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals a day
  • Course materials
  • Museum/archaeological site entrance fees
  • Guidance


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:

  • Good command of English (at least B2)
  • Should be between 18-35 years of age
  • Should open to intercultural dialogue
  • Should have a genuine interest in foreign cultures
  • Should be studying/have studied cinema or be working in the cinema industry
  • Should preferably be a producer, director or script writer of short or feature films or should have took part in a film project
  • Should have no health problems that could impede traveling
Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

Apply online through the given link between March 27th — April 25th, 2019.

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Application Deadline: April 25, 2019

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