Promotion of Films and Festivals

The Ministry of Culture undertook a leading role in developing the art of cinema in Turkey, as was the case in all other branches of art. A "Cinema Department" was established under the authority of the Ministry of Culture in 1978 and guarantees were designed for the provision of the social security needs of the workers in the movie industry. Thanks to the "Fund to Support Cinema and Music" which was established by Law No. 3257, grants are being provided for many short films, documentaries and full-length movies. The Ministry of Cul-ture also functions as an intermediary in securing European support for many films and organizes competitions to help the movie industry discover new young talent.