Turkish online film distribution: Fighting for Indie filmmaking in a neoliberal and censored context

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Abstract

Online distribution is playing an increasingly important role in Turkish Indie
filmmaking practices. In the Turkish context, online distribution differs in its
impact based on the format and genre of the film in question. For political/
social documentaries, it is vital; for short films, it is the only source. For Indie
features, it is an arena for monetization and, finally, for ‘edgy’ series (like Phi-Fi,
or Behzat C.) it is an escape from the legal restraints of broadcast television,
where serials can be viewed without the binds of censorship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Cinema On Demand Global
Subtitle of host publicationFilm Cultures in the Era of Online Distribution
EditorsStefano Baschiera , Alexander Fisher
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Chapter6
Pages109-124
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1501348600
ISBN (Print)978-1501348594
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • cinema
  • film
  • media
  • streaming
  • netflix
  • turkey
  • television

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