Balık Arts

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Screening of the Documentary "For the Record: the World Tribunal on Iraq"

Taste of Anatolia - Films from Turkey (Cambridge)

27nd - 29nd September 2019

Reel Skills Film Making And Screening Project

4-13 May in Bodrum Turkey / 30 August - 8 September in Cambridge

Film Screenings

DAHA (25 April Rio Cinema) / ZER (20-25 April Cineworld Woodgreen)

Social Entrepreneurship without Borders

A fantastic training project that took place in Katowice/Poland in Bakuriani/Georgia

"The Hamlets"

A pop-up cinema and training project in Tower Hamlets

"The Hamlets Project"

A pop-up cinema and training project in Tower Hamlets

Film with a View

I would like to be kept informed about future The Hamlets events;

Dhaka International Film Festival

We are proud to be part of the Programming Team of Dhaka International Film Festival

Climate Action 2016

Climate Action: a filmmaking project looking into the effects of climate change. Held in Svalbard, Norway

Music Beyond Barriers

A cross border musical project bringing young people from across Europe together to explore culture and identity through music and filmmaking


Golden Island International Film Festival, commissioned to Balık Arts, took place in Cyprus in 2014.

A Taste of Anatolia

Screenings of films from Turkey in Cambridge If you wish to submit your films for consideration please email:

Get involved


Volunteering is at the heart of Balık Arts. Our volunteers learn new skills, and benefit from work experience and training opportunities. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us, please email us at

Sponsor us

We are looking for commercial sponsorship for a number of projects, from film festivals to fashion projects. To contact Balik Arts about our current sponsorship opportunities, please email us at

Past Volunteers


“The experience I had with Balik Arts changed my life completely. I was first involved in Music Beyond Barriers project in Istanbul. I had an amazing experience and decided to volunteer for Balik Arts. In the following year, I moved to the UK for my studies where I had an opportunity to work with Balik Arts closely. During this period, I learned many valuable skills; fundraising, project management, impact assessment and reporting. Also, I discovered that I wanted to work in the third sector thanks to the encouragement from the Balik Arts team. The skills and experience that I gained with Balik Arts played a crucial role in my career, perspective, and happiness. Now, I am working as a Child Protection Field Assistant in UNICEF Gaziantep Field Office in Southeast Turkey. Without Balik Arts, my life would not be the same. Thank you, Balik Arts!”


“Volunteering for Balık Arts was one of the most invigorating and enjoyable experiences of my life. Initially I did some box-office and publicity duties but this soon blossomed into an international project “Back to the Roots” which took me to Germany, France and Turkey as part of this project. I was even able to represent Balık Arts as a leader in Germany.”


“The work that I’ve done with Balik Arts has been fantastic; I’ve developed skills and gained experience in a world that I would otherwise have had very little exposure to. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and learn at the same time. From both a personal and professional perspective, Balik Arts has become very important to me, and I look forward to any work we do together in the future.”


“I’ve had an unbelievable fun journey with Balik Arts. Due to the opportunities they offer, other participants and l managed to break down the language barriers and made new friends. They helped me understand other cultures, introduced me to delicious foods and due to them l gathered memories that l will cherish forever.”


Balik Arts Team

Angela Kirk
Yeşim Güzelpınar
Fiona Crehan
Board Member
Hakan Eğri
Financial Advisor
Elizabeth Orrin
Assistant to the Director
Saadet Türkmen
Fashion and Disabilities Projects Coordinator
Manon Nardeux
Assistant to the Director (University of Poitiers intern)



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