The AMERTA ART International Film Festival, which takes place in Turkey, and is now in its 1st year, aims to encourage more considerable global attention on documentary film and social movies and promote quality films focusing on diverse civilizations and cultures from across the world. The festival considers itself a valuable resource for distributing and developing world content. AMERTA ART encourages the submission of films from all countries. We look for films with a focus on our changing world that express a unique perspective that highlights innovation or perhaps captures a dying tradition. Culture is a broad topic, replete with multiple interpretations, and we promote the examination and expression of all. Each year, our aim is to produce a program that provides our audiences with meaningful and thought-provoking questions about the world we live in. The Organizing Committee also engages in the market, connecting filmmakers with opportunities for distribution, and producing an annual industry forum where projects in development are linked with possible funding or co-production. Please see our website for more details on project submission and lab participation.