Ercan Calik was a guest of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival.
He is the CEO of Atlantik Medya. It’s a film production and distribution company.
Tell us about your company?
We are a TV channel in Turkey. We broadcast movies and programs. We also make and distribute films.
Was this your first time at festival?
Every year I come to Fajr. Last month I was in Berlin Film Festival. We promote and advertise film festivals like Fajr. Turkish People Should Become Familiar with the FIFF. I came to the festival to buy distribution rights to Iranian films. We release one or two movies every month. It costs a lot to advertise movies in Turkey.
Which movies make money in Turkey?
Comedies and dramas make a lot, if money there. Iranian documentaries also do well in Turkey.
The curtain fell on the 37th Fajr International Film Festival on Thursday, April 25. Vahdat Hall played host to the closing ceremony, which was attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests.