Distinguished writer-director Tayfun Pirselimoğlu will be the jury president in the Istanbul Film Festival’s National Golden Tulip Competition.
After completing his studies in the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Pirselimoğlu studied Painting and Printing at Hochschüle für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and held international exhibitions in various cities. Tayfun Pirselimoğlu began his film career as scriptwriter. His debut feature film in 2002 Hiçbiryerde (Innowhereland) was widely acclaimed. Rıza (2007) was the first film of his trilogy “Conscience and Death” followed by Pus (Haze) in 2009. In addition to its selection as “Best Film” in the 30th Istanbul Film Festival National Golden Tulip Competition in 2011, his latest feature and the final film of the trilogy, Saç (Hair), brought him the “Best Director” award and the “Best Actress” award to Nazan Kesal. Also known for his literary works, Tayfun Pirselimoğlu published his first novel Çöl Masalları (Tales from the Desert) in 1996, which was followed by Kayıp Şahıslar Albumü (Album of the Missing Persons) in 2002, Malihulya (Melancholia) in 2003 and Şehrin Kuleleri (Towers of the City) in 2005. His collection of short stories Otel Odaları (Rooms of the Hotels) was published in 2009. Tayfun Pirselimoğlu’s latest book Harry Lime’in En Yeni Hayatları ya da Üçüncü Adam’a Övgü (The Newest Lives of Harry Lime or Praise to the Third Man) was introduced in 2012. Tayfun Pirselimoğlu continues to lecture and teach courses on painting, scriptwriting and directing in various cities of the world.
The National Competition Jury chaired by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu will award prizes in 9 categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, Best Music and Special Jury Award.
Best Film selected by the National Competition Jury will be awarded with 150.000 TL, Best Director with 50.000 TL. The prizes for Best Actress and Best Actor will be 10.000 TL each. The Special Jury Award supported with a monetary award for the first time in 2011 will be given again by Efes this year. Director of one of the movies competing in the National Golden Tulip Competition will be awarded the Special Jury Prize in memory of Onat Kutlar and 30.000 US dollars given by Efes. The jury will also award the Best Screenplay, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing and Best Original Music awards.
Films selected by the advisory board from among the submissions to the 32nd Istanbul Film Festival will be competing for the Golden Tulip in the 32nd Istanbul Film Festival National Competition. Due to high demand, the submissions deadline is now 1 February, an extension to previously announced deadline, 28 January. Submissions should be made to the festival centre (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building, Sadi Konuralp Cad. No: 5 Şişhane) until the evening of Friday 1 February. In addition to feature-length fiction films, documentaries and animation films can apply for 32nd Istanbul Film Festival. Festival regulations and application forms can be found at film.iksv.org.
In the 31st Istanbul Film Festival a total of 39 films from Turkey were screened in the “National Golden Tulip Competition”, “Out of competition”, “New Turkish Cinema” and “Documentaries” sections. Applications for the 32nd Istanbul Film Festival will again be evaluated for screening in these sections.For further information on the Istanbul Film Festival: film.iksv.org/en