The 9th International Yed-i Velayet 7 Provinces Short Film Festival, organized by the Ehli Sanat Cinema and Culture Association, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema and Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO), has ended. The best 628 screenplays and 7 films among 4 works received awards at the festival, which was held with the theme "From Literature to Cinema" this year in Bursa, the Cultural Capital of the Turkish World.
The award ceremony held at the BTSO Main Service Building was attended by BTSO Chairman of the Board İbrahim Burkay, Bursa Governor Yakup Canbolat, Bursa Deputy Mustafa Esgin, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Alinur Aktaş, members of the BTSO Board of Directors and the Assembly Divan, as well as moviegoers. In his opening speech, BTSO Chairman of the Board of Directors İbrahim Burkay emphasized the importance of developed societies' interest in culture and art. Stating that the real guides of societies are their traditions, cultural and historical heritage from centuries to the present, Burkay said, “As BTSO, we believe that culture and art are indispensable for a sustainable and strong economy, and we support activities that will keep our historical heritage alive and transfer it to future generations.” used the phrases.
“THE YOUTH MAKE OUR VALUES PERMANENT THROUGH THE POWER OF ART”
President Burkay, who said that those who followed this year's festival, organized with the theme of "From Literature to Cinema", had the opportunity to get to know the golden pens of Turkish literature, which has spread to the widest geography of the world, from different perspectives, said, "Literary actors of the Turkish world left unique works that went down in history as witnesses of the social structure they live in. Young filmmakers also strive to make our values, which set an example to the whole world, permanent with the power of cinema art. I heartily congratulate our esteemed young brothers and sisters who have devoted their intellectual and heartfelt worlds to elevating our values. I also find it very valuable to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of Süleyman Çelebi, the first imam preacher of Bursa Ulu Mosque and the author of Vesiletü'n-Necat. I would also like to congratulate our festival committee and all the participants.” he said.
“CINEMA HAS THE FEATURE THAT CAN SHAPE CULTURAL LIFE”
Bursa Governor Yakup Canbolat stated that cinema, which is a mass media, has the function of creating a common view for large masses, and said, “We see that cinema has a feature that can shape cultural life in this respect. Film festivals are the most important tools of this meeting and integration. Yed-i Velayet 7 Provinces Short Film Festival, which is organized to produce and support the production of films with ethical and aesthetic values, is an important organization that brings together the works of filmmakers with the audience. I am grateful to those who contributed.” he said.
“WE SHOULD BUILD EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURES TO CARRY OUR TRADITION TO OUR FUTURE”
Ehli Sanat, Cinema and Culture Association President Eda Sürmeli stated that they met for the 9th time this year in Bursa, the Cultural Capital of the Turkish World, to carry the tradition to the future, and said, “This year, we realized that while we were transferring the ideas of 7 beautiful people to the cinema, on this journey we embarked on with the theme 'From Literature to Cinema'. culture has long exceeded its own geography. May these films be a gift from Bursa to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. In the short film category, I would like to express my gratitude to the authors who crowned the competitions with their participation from 9 countries that fit human values into their frames. Together, we awarded the screenplays about 6 literary figures from 7 countries and the best 4 films. By renewing ourselves, we must create doctrinal structures that we will carry our tradition to our future. I would like to thank, on behalf of myself and our Board of Directors, especially the Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema, BTSO, Bursa Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism, our jury members and everyone who contributed to this spiritual pleasure with the pride of carrying our 63 assets to the cinema. ” said.
HONOR AWARD GIVEN TO SADIK ŞİR NİYAZ
After the speeches, an honorary award was given to the successful director and former Minister of Culture of Kyrgyzstan, Sadik Shir Niyaz, who first portrayed the epic life of Kurmanjan Datka, the ruler of the Kyrgyz people, with a biographical drama film and was nominated for an Oscar for the best foreign film in 2014. . Then it was time for the award ceremony. In the scenario category, the award themed “Abdulhamit Süleyman Çolpan, the national poet of Uzbekistan” goes to Aykut Topçu, the award themed “Huseyin Cavit” goes to Burak Dağdeviren, the award themed “Ahmet Baytursun” goes to Aisaule Turatova, the award themed “Cengiz Aytmatov” goes to Celil Altıparmak , ” Mahtumkulu Firaki ” themed award was given to Destan Madalbekov, ” Toktobolot Abdumomunov ” themed award was given to Onur Gönen and ” Süleyman Çelebi ” themed award was given to Erdem Günay.
Semih Sağman, the director of Gulab Gul, received the best film award at the night, Harun Korkmaz received the second best film award with "Kıspet", Ebubekir Sefa Akbulut received the third best movie award with "Dilemma", while the BTSO honorable mention was Beyza Yıldır with "Inadequate". 's happened.