KORKUT ATA TURKIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Why Korkut Ata?
Meaning of Korkut Ata Name:
Kor (ember): state of being burning; glowing fragment (e.g. coal) from a fire especially. Something that is well-tempered by fire;
Kut: ability to govern. The superior power obtained in terms of creativity and authority. The symbol of divine mercy and abundance;
Korkut: Grand, fearless, gentle, majestic, talented, good, beautiful, good-natured, deemed to be extraordinary.
Ata (Ancestor; Father): Is mentioned as the Oghuz Khagan (Ancestor of Turks) in Divânü Lügati’t-Türk. An ancestor; father. An honorific for saints and dervishes.
His wisdom, legends, and tales about him were brought from past to today through a cinematic language;
He is accepted as the father of Turkish cinematic narration;
His narratives, tales, and stories have either been a source of inspiration or a movie plot both in Turkic and world cinematography.
Korkut Ata heritage forms the basis for strengthening and sustainability of human values in future by providing the perception of goodness in today’s life through ideas, narratives, stories, and teachings handed down from past to present, from generation to generation.
This is why the name of the Turkic World Film Festival is ‘’Korkut Ata’’….