59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Press Conference was Held!

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Press Conference Held
59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Press Conference was Held!

The press conference of the 1th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, which will take place between 8-59 October, hosted by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and with the contributions of the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism, was held in Antalya today. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Muhittin Insect, the administrative director of the festival Atty. Cansel Tuncer, festival director Ahmet Boyacıoğlu and actress Damla Sönmez representing Antalya Film Forum attended.

At the press meeting moderated by Damla Sönmez, the poster of the festival, Honor Award winners, the innovations in the festival and the details of the festival program were announced.

Poster of the Festival and Honorary Awards Announced!

Muhittin Insect started his speech by saying that the festival, which celebrates its 59th anniversary, has been held under the shadow of disasters for the last two years and said, “It was a very difficult process for all of us. However, despite everything, we did not take a break from our festival. We believed that those dark clouds would disperse with the light of art. We strengthened our unity, solidarity and hope by meeting under the roof of art. And this year, once again, we will meet under that roof with happiness and joy,” he said.

Continuing by thanking all the artists, sector representatives and cinema workers who will once again add value to the festival with their presence, Muhittin Insect said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Filiz Akın and Ediz Hun, the two legendary names of our cinema, who appeared on our poster this year and were our poster faces; I wish many years of art to Perihan Savaş and Erkan Can, the owners of our honor awards, and to Zerrin Tekindor, who will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Cansel Tuncer, the administrative director of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, said, “The festival does not forget its debt of loyalty to the masters of our cinema on its journey back to its essence. Our visual identity was created this year with a photograph taken on the set of the 1970 film "Ankara Express" by Filiz Akın and Ediz Hun, the master names of our cinema, who played leading roles in movies that broke the ratings record in Yeşilçam. Ankara Express is a film that won five awards, including Best Film, at the 1971 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. It is a great pleasure for us both to remember this important film and to include the unique photograph of Filiz Akın and Ediz Hun on our poster.”

Muhittin Insect also gave the good news that the festival, which returned to its essence in 2019, had to be interrupted due to the pandemic, the artists met with the public, and the traditional cortege of the festival would be rearranged.

The Festival's Honor Awards will be given to Perihan Savaş and Erkan Can, and the Success Award will be given to Zerrin Tekindor!

On the opening night of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Perihan Savaş, who won the Golden Orange Best Actress Award with the movie "Bedrana" in 1974 and has made unforgettable performances in countless films on the big screen, with the films "On the Ship" in 1999 and "Taqva" in 2006. Erkan Can, who was awarded the Golden Orange Best Actor Award and starred in important films of our cinema, will be presented with an Honorary Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award, on the other hand, will be given to Zerrin Tekindor, the artist-actress who always appears in different roles on the stage, on the big screen and on television.

Festival's New!

Muhittin Insect, who started his words by saying that we are breaking new grounds this year as well: “This year, for the first time, movies will be screened at Doğu Garajı Culture and Trade Center, which we started to work on as soon as we took office and will open its doors in the coming days. In this sense, we are happy to bring a new breath to cultural life.

Again this year, we are organizing a Literary Adaptation Feature Screenplay Competition for the first time. We are also proud that such a competition, which will encourage the adaptation of qualified works to the cinema, contribute materially and morally to the producers and producers to produce new films, and will bring strong scenarios to our cinema, will be held at our Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival for the first time in Turkey.

The 'Golden Orange Cinema School', which we started in the past years and attended by our students from all over the country, will continue this year as well. In addition, as part of the 'New Generation Cinema School' project organized by our Municipality with the contributions of the Dutch Embassy, ​​special screenings of five short films shot by our female students will be held.”

“New Generation Cinema School” Films Will Be Screened at the Festival!

The aim of the "New Generation Cinema School" project, realized by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality and funded by the Dutch Embassy, ​​is to support female students who want to pursue a career in the field of cinema. Cansel Tuncer, Secretary General of the Metropolitan Municipality, said, “The applications received within the scope of the project to encourage female students studying at the relevant faculties of all universities in Turkey to make films on topics such as gender equality and women's rights; It was evaluated by the pre-selection committee, which included academicians from Bitlis, Mersin, Van and Akdeniz universities. The students of the five projects selected by the main jury had an efficient training and workshop process with a team of film professionals and were able to shoot their films. We are very happy to be showing these films within the scope of the festival on October 2, it is very important for us to give encouragement and visibility to female students who are interested in cinema.”

Ayşe Erbulak Özgürdal, Belçim Bilgin, Bennu Yıldırımlar, Gözde Kural, Pelin Batu, Sepin Sinanlıoğlu and Şebnem Burcuoğlu were the jury members of the “New Generation Cinema School” project, which set out with the slogan “With the Power of Cinema through the Eyes of Women”. With five scenarios selected from Ankara University, Malatya İnönü University, Mardin Artuklu University, Mersin University and Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, the work of a total of 23 students and the support of professional trainers and equipment provided by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, the filming was completed.

Altın Portakal Cinema School is 4 Years Old!

The Golden Orange Cinema School, which has brought together 2019 students with cinema professionals and aimed to support the filmmakers of the future, since 650, when it was held for the first time with the slogan "Youth will produce, Antalya will rise with the youth", will be held online again between October 2-7.

The festival will continue to inspire students studying Radio, Television, Cinema, Media, Communication and Visual Arts at universities in Turkey this year and support them to take one more step towards their dreams. In the lessons that will take place every day, the leading names of the cinema industry, who have achieved success, will share their experiences with 250 students selected for the Altın Portakal Cinema School.

As every year, everyone will be able to access the videos of the interviews and interviews that will be held with film professionals within the scope of Altın Portakal Cinema School, from the social media accounts of the festival.

Excitement Started at National Competitions!

At the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, the newest films of the year will experience the excitement of meeting the audience in Antalya for the first time in Turkey. The other jury members of the National Feature Film Competition, whose jury is headed by director-producer-screenwriter Yeşim Ustaoğlu, are actor-director Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, director-screenwriter Azra Deniz Okyay, musician Harun Tekin, poet Haydar Ergülen, actress Nurgül Yeşilçay and cinematographer. Uğur İçbak is composed of.

“Mirror Mirror” directed by Belmin Söylemez; “A Hope” directed by Ümit Köreken; “Blank” directed by Onur Ünlü; “Gisde O Gidiş”, co-directed by Burak Cevik, Sofia Bohdanowicz and Blake Williams; “Hara” directed by Atalay Taşdiken; “Iguana Tokyo” directed by Kaan Müjdeci; “Snow and the Bear” directed by Selcen Ergun; “Dark Night” directed by Özcan Alper; “Arid Days” directed by Emin Alper and “RSVP (Please Answer)” directed by İsmet Kurtuluş and Kaan Arıcı will experience the excitement of the competition in Antalya this year.

The main jury members of the National Documentary Film Competition are director-screenwriter Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, documentary film director Elif Ergezen and documentary filmmaker Hilmi Etikan, while the jury of the National Short Feature Film Competition is actress Ezgi Mola, film critic-screenwriter-director Melikşah Altuntaş and director-screenwriter Nazlı. It consists of Elif Durlu.

“23 Cent Soldier” directed by Mümin Barış; “In the Void” directed by Somnur Vardar; “Duet” directed by Ekin İlkbağ and İdil Akkuş; “What's the Name of the Movie?” directed by Pınar Fontini; “Hatice” directed by Murat Erün; “Iska” directed by Mert Erez; “KAF KAF” directed by Metin Dağ; “Kim Mihri” directed by Berna Gençalp, “Plaza Villagers” directed by Hazar Uyar and “Seyirlik Bir Strangeness: Van Lake Monster” directed by Behçet Güleryüz are the films that will compete for the Golden Orange in this year's National Documentary Film Competition.

“Excommunication” directed by Yılmaz Özdil; “I'm the Only One, All of You” co-directed by Barış Kefeli and Nükhet Taneri; “Together, Alone” directed by Kasım Ördek; “Not Today” directed by Yağmur Mısırlıoğlu; “Hell is Empty, All Demons Are Here” directed by Özgürcan Uzunyaşa; “The Storm” directed by Esme Madra; “Sheep” directed by Benhür Bolhava; “The Tower” directed by Emre Birişmen; "Ru" directed by Turan Hastetubet"; “Syrian Cosmonaut,” directed by Charles Emir Richards; Deniz Telek's "Girl Who Turns the Water" and R. Hakan Arslan and Kerem Yükseloğlu's "One Direction" are the films selected for the Short Feature Film Competition at the festival.

Record Application to Antalya Film Forum!

Antalya Film Forum, which will be held physically between October 2-4 and online between October 4-6, received a record number of applications with a total of 206 projects in five categories this year. nine on the Feature Fiction Pitching Platform; Sümer Tilmaç Antalya Film Support Fund Three; Five on the Feature Fiction Work in Progress Platform; Five to the Documentary Work in Progress Platform; Five projects will compete on the TV Series/Short Series Pitching Platform. The main juries that will evaluate the projects will be announced in the coming days.

Cansel Tuncer will be the administrative director of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, chaired by the Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Muhittin Insect, Ahmet Boyacıoğlu will be the director, Başak Emre will be the artistic director, and Armağan Lale and Pınar Evrenosoğlu will be the directors of the Antalya Film Forum.

Günceleme: 15/09/2022 17:32

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