“A Day in the Life” Youth Video Contest

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THE TURKISH AMERICAN TV WILL  ACCEPT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015!

“A day in the life of a young videographer” Video Contest

“A day in the life of a young videographer” Video Contest

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

THE TURKISH AMERICAN TV WILL  ACCEPT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015!

For more information please visit Video Contest Rules.

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PRESS RELEASE – May 19 2015 Youth Video Contest

PRESS RELEASE

An invitation to young producers – “A Day in the Life of a Young Videographer” Video Contest

May 19, 2015

FAIRFAX, VA – The Turkish American TV launched on May 19, 2015, the first “A Day in the Life of a Young Videographer” video contest as part of celebrating the 10th anniversary of its media service in our community. Our aim is to motivate youth to engage with videography, audio-visual arts, and journalism.

Anyone born in 1996 or after is eligible to compete with an original 19 seconds video production. Videos that are up to 29 seconds long are acceptable.

The contest videos should be submitted by Midnight, Monday, May 25, 2015 using the online form on TATV web page http://turkishamericantv.org/video-contest-submission-form-19-may-2015

A panel of judges will choose up to 19 (nineteen) eligible videos. Chosen videos will receive TATV’s “Best Youth Video of 2015″ Award and will be aired as a TATV special program. Winners will be presented a Certificate of Recognition in honor of their achievement.

You can review the summary of contest rules at:

http://turkishamericantv.org/may-19-youth-video-contest-rules

The Official Rules and the submission guidelines is at http://bit.ly/1HcRMqC

For more information, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org

About Turkish American Television

Award winning Turkish-American Television is established in 2005 in Fairfax, Virginia. The Turkish-American TV shows are the longest-running Turkish TV program in the U.S. The latest program videos are at: http://vimeo.com/turkishamericantv

Turkish American TV programs are produced by all volunteer members from our community.

Contact

To learn more about the video contest, please contact info@turkishamericantv.org

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The Water Diviner

Turkish American Television Proudly Presents

An interview with Russell Crowe, director of The Water Diviner
and
Turkish film star Yılmaz Erdoğan

TATV’s Ozge Ovun Sert spoke with Russell Crowe, director of The Water Diviner and Turkish film star Yilmaz Erdogan, whose portrayal of a Turkish soldier won an award in Australia.

Russel Crowe and TATV host Özge Övün-Sert

Russell Crowe and TATV host Özge Övün-Sert

The two talked about the Battle of Gallipoli and the story of Joshua Connor, an Australian farmer (portrayed by Crowe), who goes to Turkey four years after the battle to search for his three sons who were presumed to have died during the conflict.

Yılmaz Erdoğan and TATV Host Özge Övün-Sert

Turkish film star Yılmaz Erdoğan and TATV Host Özge Övün-Sert

As Joshua travels through a country that was at war with his a few year earlier, “he never finds the footsteps of the enemy.”. As Crowe comments. “Instead, he finds more than he could ever have hoped for. One of the things that comes out of this film is that there are two sides to every conflict…I think after 100 years there has been enough time that we can open our hearts and our understanding of what the situation was from both sides.”

The movie opens for regular showings on Friday, April 24 in select theaters around Washington, DC

To watch this exclusive TATV interview on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-103

For the TATV broadcasting schedule, please visit
http://turkishamericantv.org/program

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In memoriam: Alper Yargıcı (1977-2015)

Alper Yargıcı, our beloved friend, TATV crew member, and talented composer of incredibly joyful and passionate songs you have heard in TATV programs passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the age of 38. The cause was a glioblastoma brain tumor.

Alper Yargıcı (1977-2015)

Alper Yargıcı (1977-2015)

Born February 9, 1977 in Zürich, Switzerland, Alper moved with his family to the United States to finish his last year of high school. He completed his undergraduate degree at Catholic University and his MBA at the University of Maryland Smith Business school. While working in corporate finance and budgeting, Alper also continued to pursue his talent & passion for music, releasing two albums still available on iTunes (“Popular Lane” http://itun.es/us/rV4hh and “Soyleme” http://itun.es/us/LD_Im).

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Yargıcı, his son, Sean Yargıcı, his parents, Mehmet & Zehra Yargıcı, and his brother, Selim Yargıcı.

A short memorial (panikhida) will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 4001 17th St NW, Washington, DC.

The Funeral Service will take place at 11am on Thursday, April 2, at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 4001 17th St NW, Washington, DC.The Burial (approximately 12pm) will be held immediately following the church funeral service at Rock Creek Cemetery in NW Washington, DC.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to Young Artists of America (http://www.youngartistsamerica.org).

We will miss you dearly and always remember your warm smile and big heart, Alper. Rest in peace!

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ATA-DC Honoring COMMUNITY STARS

ATADC Community Starts titleAs part of its 50th Anniversary of community service, ATA-DC is honoring “COMMUNITY STARS”

The nomination lists include some of our own Turkish American TV (TATV) stars in these categories:
Producer Hurriyet Ok for Role Model of the Year
Program Host Goksin Carey – Equine Sculptor for Artist of the Year
Studio Sound Director Selim Yargici – Bidbox for Entrepreneur of the Year
Community Sponsor Melih Cakmak for Realtor of the Year

Our volunteers shine in many fields of their own. When you vote, please consider the dedicated TATV nominees who have served the community for the past 10 years.

Please click the link below to vote by Thursday, April 2, 2015!
http://www.atadc.org/CommunityStarAwards/votingform.aspx

For more information about the voting guidelines please visit http://www.atadc.org/Award2015

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Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Turkish Embassy

Celebrating With a Cause!

American Turkish Association of Washington D.C. (ATA-DC) and Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) invite you to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C. on Thursday, March 19, 2015.

2015 Women's History Month ATA_DC

For more information and to RSVP, please click HERE

The Turkish American Television is a proud media sponsor of 2015 Women’s History Month Celebration and Fundraiser.

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Turkish American TV Open House

Promoting Youth Engagement in Media and TV Productions

by Gizem Mustu

Turkish American TV hosted an open house for students in Washington DC area last Sunday, February 22nd. I had a chance to join them, and I am very glad I did!
TATV is the longest running Turkish TV program in the United States. They’ve been serving as a community and volunteer TV show since 2005, and they have received several awards.

TATV Open House Participants Selfie by Gizem Mustu

The open house event was a great success. Turkish students from different schools had a great time while meeting with each other and TATV’s volunteer production crew. During a studio tour, we were able to see how a show is recorded. I have heard so much about the Turkish cooking shows that they produced a while ago.

As a Communication major student in the University Of Maryland College Park, the open house was a great opportunity for me and my fellow students. We have decided to help and be the future volunteer group.

Thanks a lot to Turkish American TV for this opportunity!

Gizem Mustu is a Senior, Majoring in Communication at University of Maryland

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ZulfiqaRenatuS Duo

Turkish American Television Proudly Presents

An interview with ZulfiqaRenatuS Duo:
Zulfugar Baghirov and Renato Diz

Music is a universal language that allows humans to connect irrespective of any perceived boundaries. This language is the very glue that binds two intriguing musicians in their harmonious brotherhood, note-to-note, sound-to-sound, and heart to heart.

Program Host Özgül Andıcan with Zulfugar Baghirov and Renoto Diz

The ZulfiqaRenatuS Duo is undoubtedly amazing. Zulfugar’s ancestry traces to Karabagh, which literally means “Black Garden” in Azerbaijani Turkish. Zulfugar carries the seeds of an impressive lineage of musicians who emerged from the Black Garden, most notably, his world-renown grandfathers Qara Qarayev and Zakir Baghirov. Though Zulfugar is heavily influenced by the significant musical contributions of both grandfathers, he is in no way a shadow, but  a highly-talented musician and visionary in his own right.

Complementing Zulfugar’s extraordinary musical talent, vision, and soul is Renato Diz. Renato is of Portuguese descent and was exposed to music from the time he was in his mother’s womb. Like Zulfugar, he became a musician in his childhood and was introduced to jazz in his teens. His immense appreciation for jazz led him to New York where he met Zulfugar. The two would then discover that they were indeed “Two bodies, one soul..Two instruments, one sound… and Two lives… one message.”

TATV is delighted to host ZulfiqaRenatuS Duo and learn more about their phenomenal bond and musical endeavors, such as their latest CD titled QaraBag. Their work pays homage to Azerbaijan’s rich musical legacy while infusing itself in contemporary sounds and avant-garde. This episode highlights their work and provides a glimpse into the profound underpinning of their message. Watch it to awaken your heart, mind, and soul!

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-102

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Celebrating 10th Season of Broadcasting

Award-winning Turkish-American TV Celebrates the 10th Season of Broadcasting and Community Outreach!

TATV-10th-yearTATV aired its first program on September 26, 2005 in Fairfax, VA. Produced by a group of dedicated and talented volunteers, Turkish-American TV programs received four community service awards for presenting Turkish life and culture through carefully selected interviews, music, art and dance performances, and historical and cultural documentaries. TATV also received a “Top Producer” award from Fairfax Public Access (FPA) and “Excellence in Media” award from the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA).

The TATV programs are aired by Community TVs in Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland. Turkish-American TV programs are also available on the Internet for world-wide viewers.

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An interview with “Hayali” Cliff Long

Turkish American Television Proudly Presents

An interview with “Hayali” Cliff Long
Founder of the Crescent Moon Karagoz Shadow Puppet Theater

For those of Turkish ancestry, Karagoz and Hacivat have remained with us since childhood. Which Turkish adult wouldn’t remember his/her childhood when the beloved shows would come to life on holidays, causing an eruption of laughter, joy and bewilderment at the duo’s constant bantering and jokes? Undoubtedly, Karagoz and Hacivat are timeless, yet who would have ever known that their quirks could appeal just as well to American audiences?

Cliif Long with TATV host Ozgul Andican

Cliif Long with TATV host Ozgul Andican

Cliff Long, Founder of the Crescent Moon Karagoz Shadow Puppet Theater, is the one to thank for reviving the spirit of the quirky pair in a land so far away from their original home. In this TATV episode, Cliff Long explains the psychology of the two and what makes them so similar and appealing to their audiences irrespective of the audience’s culture, his own personal story, as well as the thought-process behind the making and translation of the shows.

A real treat awaits the viewer towards the end of the episode when they will be able to watch Karagoz and Hacivat continuing their musings, but in English!

Whether one had seen Karagoz and Hacivat shows countless times in their childhood or is watching one for the first time, Cliff’s original spin on this timeless tradition is a delightfully spectacle in its own right that will leave audiences amused, intrigued, and laughing.

For the broadcasting schedule, please check http://turkishamericantv.org/program

To watch this show on the Internet, please visit http://turkishamericantv.org/episode-101

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