Celik wrote on his official Twitter account that the "Kelebegin Ruyasi' movie, directed by Yilmaz Erdogan and sponsored by our Ministry, will be our Oscar candidate. Congratulations."
"The members of the Commission of Artistic Activity determined 'Kelebegin Ruyasi' movie to run in the "Best Foreign Film" category of the 86th Oscar Academy Awards, to be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, United States, on March 2, 2014," said the statement.
The film "Kelebegin Ruyasi (Dream of the Butterfly)," depicting Turkey of the 1940s as well as the days of mobilisation during the Second World War, was released on February 22, 2013 in the theatres in Turkey, Europe and in the Middle East.
Telling two young poets' struggle with life and love, the leading roles of the movie are the famous Turkish actors and actresses, namely Kivanc Tatlitug, Belcim Bilgin, Mert Firat, Zeynep Farah Abdullah and Yilmaz Erdogan.