Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer inaugurated the Izmir Cinema Office and the service building of the Tourism Information Office. Saying that they will continue to support filmmakers, Soyer said, “We are determined to be together with filmmakers and to help them where they are stuck. For this purpose, we are making efforts to increase our institutional capacity day by day.”
Metropolitan Municipality continues to bring new values to the city in line with Mayor Tunç Soyer's goal of making İzmir one of the centers of the cinema industry. İzmir Cinema Office and Tourism Information Office, which was established in Alsancak in partnership with İzmir Metropolitan Municipality and İzmir Foundation, was opened with a ceremony. The opening ceremony was attended by Mayor Soyer, Konak Mayor Abdul Batur, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Barış Karcı, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Suphi Şahin, actress Cezmi Baskin, bureaucrats, artists, actors, representatives of chambers, associations and non-governmental organizations.
It will be the institution that will carry it forward
Noting that they are always ready to support cinema, President Tunç Soyer said, “We are determined to be together with filmmakers and to help them where they are stuck. For this purpose, we strive to increase our institutional capacity day by day. I can proudly say that we have a really competent and self-sacrificing team at Izmir Cinema Office. We put forward our claim to be able to meet the needs of the sector in İzmir and we will take the steps in this direction one by one. We have started preparations for the establishment of a commission for facilitating filming within the body of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and for the creation of a regulation to support film productions. Our Izmir Cinema Office; It will serve as an institution that will carry these efforts far in order to set an example for these practices both for other institutions in İzmir and for national cultural policies.”
We will continue to do our part
Stating that the prepared center will make significant contributions to the city, Mayor Soyer said, “Our İzmir Cinema Office; young people in the sector will be a practice area, a laboratory environment for students, where they will go beyond the curriculum. I invite all our academicians to meet their students here. Bright young people at universities or in the industry; We wish them to transform their creativity, dynamism and excitement into a contribution by staying in İzmir, not by going to another city. We consider it our duty to create opportunities that will enable them to contribute to the cultural and artistic life of our city. I see that there is a very strong potential in Izmir's future, which excites us for the growth of its prosperity. We are doing our share and we will continue to do it," he said.
Making statements about the Tourism Information Office, Soyer said, “There will be informative documents and promotional films, and guidance will be given. In addition, Made By İzmir products, designed by being inspired by the ancient visual identity of İzmir, will be offered to tourists.”