Gaziantep String Film Festival Awards Found Their Owners

Gaziantep Dize Film Festival Awards Found Their Owners
Gaziantep String Film Festival Awards Found Their Owners

Gazikultur A.S., affiliated to Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. The award ceremony of Gaziantep String Film Festival, organized by The awards were given to their owners in 34 categories determined at the festival, which featured 10 short films.

"Akifler" film award, directed by Ekrem Levent, in the best film category at the festival kazanWhile Tülin Özen was awarded the best actress award for her performance in the movie Yara, and Hilmi Özçelik, who starred in the movie Vesikalık, was awarded the best male category. Tülin Özen sent a thank you video as she could not attend the award ceremony due to her busy schedule. Film director Onur Güler received the award on behalf of Özen, while the Hilmi Özçelik award was presented by master artist Turgay Tanülkü.

At the award ceremony held at Gaziantep University Atatürk Cultural Center, the aim of the film festival, its target audience, and the work program in the following years were explained. After the screening of the promotional film of the film festival, the protocol speeches and the award ceremony started.

The festival was inspired by master poets.

In the festival, which focuses on poems written in Turkish on a national scale, from Hacı Bektaş Veli for the 750th anniversary of his death to the UNESCO 2021 Commemoration and Celebration Program by UNESCO, from Yunus Emre for the 700th anniversary of his death, and from 2021 to XNUMX. Poems from Mehmet Akif Ersoy became the subject of short films this year, as it was declared the Year of Mehmet Akif and the National Anthem.

Awards were distributed in festival categories

At the end of the 3-day festival, determined by the jury members according to the categories. kazanwere listed as follows:

Nuri Cihan Özdoğan was awarded the Best Director category with the movie "Laciverti of the Same Night".

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Honorable Mention Award was given to the movie "Good Weather" directed by Okan Aygün. Aygün, who could not come to receive the award due to health problems, thanked him with the video message he sent, and Taner Kayalar received it as his representative.

The Special Jury Prize was awarded to the movie “Kıspet” directed by Harun Korkmaz.

Director Deniz Telek received the award in the Best Music category for the music in the movie “Anoush”.

In the Best Animation category, Muaz Güneş won the award for the movie “Yasemin”.

In the category of the Best Documentary, the documentary "Into the Light", directed by Asuman Yüksel and Emrullah Özcan, was selected.

The film "Yara" won the Best Screenplay category. Onur Güler received the award.

Karatepe: I wish the continuation of this organization

Deputy Chairman of the Presidency Local Government Policies Board Prof. Dr. In his speech, Şükrü Karatepe stated that art is a whole and said:

“Literature and cinema mostly feed each other. The image comes first. The first beginning of art begins with the pictures drawn on the cave walls. The first article in this region is also found here. We watch many valuable novels and stories as much as we read them. I saw poetry programs with visuals, but I did not see an example in the cinema. Such a start was really good. I hope you continue. I would like to thank those who came up with such an idea that brings poetry and cinema together.”

Berk: We wouldn't be wrong if we say Gaziantep is a cinema paradise

Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mehmet Berk, in his speech at the award ceremony, congratulated the awardees for their efforts and said:

“Nothing comes as a surprise to all awardees. All of them are the awards you get with your hard work. I am 72 years old. I've been a movie fan since the 5th grade of primary school. My village was 30 kilometers from the city center. My friends and I used to walk this road and watch the movie in the summer cinema and return to the village around 11 am. My fascination with cinema continued after I migrated to the city. There are many cinemas that we remember in the past. We wouldn't be wrong if we say Gaziantep is a cinema paradise. Thank you to those who contributed to the festival. I always used to say 'There are Golden Orange, Golden Boll Festivals, why is there no Golden Star Festival in Gaziantep', but this dream has come true today. I would like to thank those who made these dreams come true.”

Tanülkü: The place that creates us is the streets, love and flowers of my country.

Artist Turgay Tanülkü thanked those who contributed in his speech at the award ceremony and said, “The place that brought us into existence is the streets, love and flowers of my country. The name of such a festival is very sacred. Because those who write poetry write with their own feelings. Those who write the lines write with their feelings. We read these. Can we capture these feelings? The directors in the films said, 'This is how I interpreted this poem, this is how I shot it. You are in between," he says. We are the ones in between. The only place we overcome this is love. Love for our country people, our country children. I have been dealing with art for 50 years. I started art in prison. I say 'well done'. Because I learned the smell of human there. If we can get on the same swing in the same park as the child in prison, the child in the prison, the child in the house, and join hands and shake them, we can achieve peace in this world. My love is yours," he said.

Tanrıöver: We loved and were loved in this geography

Hakan Tanrıöver, Chairman of the Board of Gazi Kültür, stated that the unifying power of art brought together the festival, and said, “This country has given us a lot. We felt the sound of the divine name here, we loved and were loved in this geography. We did not just fall in love with the stone and soil of our country. We heard the voice of Yunus one after the other, we heard the cry of Mevlana, we witnessed the march of the Yesevi saints, we knew the Turkish passion of Hünkar Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli, Akif, Mehmet from Karaman. We burned with the folk songs of Karaca boy, we were excited by Tamburi Cemil Bey's songs, and we were proud of Oğuzhan's world tent. We kept Alparslan's homeland, we planted Osman Gazi's plane tree in the world garden. With the ideals of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, we are walking towards the future with our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Thank you for your participation in this very meaningful night.”

Yakar: It is our belief that the Dize Film Festival has become a tradition, just like the Golden Boll in Adana and the Golden Orange in Antalya.

Gazikultur General Manager Halil İbrahim Yakar thanked Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin for their support. Yakar gave information about the main theme of the festival in his speech and said:

“Our aim at the festival was to combine poetry, which is one of the most beautiful works of literature, with cinema. In this festival we held this year, more works came than we expected. Our jury members examined them meticulously. It is difficult to produce a work in themed festivals, but all the works that came before us were works that deserved awards. As a rising value, Gaziantep continues to leave its mark with its exports and industry in today's Turkey. When we look at the past periods, the city is intertwined with cinema. Here is the Nakıp Ali value. He left a great impression on this city. Starting from his cinema in Suburcu, this value has shown its effect even in the center of art in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. The city is the perfect setting for the String Film Festival. We plan to make it traditional from now on. It is our belief that the Dize Film Festival will become a tradition in the coming years, just as there is a Golden Boll in Adana and a Golden Orange in Antalya.”

Dize Film Festival Chief Project Advisor, Istanbul University Faculty of Letters, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Head of Turkish Folk Literature Department Prof. Dr. Abdülkadir Emeksiz, on the other hand, underlined that Gaziantep is an important city of history and culture in his speech, and this is clearly visible. kazanhe said he did. In his speech, he gave information about the festival.

A plaque of appreciation was given to the members of the jury.

Artist and actor Aycan Koptur, who is a member of the jury, Selcuk University Communication Faculty Radio, Television and Cinema Department Head Prof. Dr. Aytekin Can, Head of Fine Arts Department of Istanbul Ayvansaray University, Dr. Faculty Member Deniz Berker, Chairman of the International Yed-i Velayet 7 Provinces Short Film Festival Committee Eda Sürmeli, screenwriter and director Gökcan İltöre İlbay, Selçuk University Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Cartoon and Animation Dr. Professor Mehmet Sefa Doğru, Head of the Department of Photography and Graphics at Ege University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. Dr. Zuhal Özel Sağlamtimur was given a plaque of appreciation by the protocol.

The award ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Press Advertisement Institution, Prof. Dr. Edibe Sözen, Ministry of Culture and Tourism EU Projects Manager Hale Ural, Gaziantep City Council President Samet Bayrak, Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Mehmet Bülent Öztürk, many artists and actors and cinema lovers.

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