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The 33rd Istanbul Film Festival Concludes

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) with the support of Akbank for the 10th time, the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival concludes with awards ceremony.

film-fest-closingThe 33rd Istanbul Film Festival’s Awards were presented at the Awards Ceremony, held at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, on Saturday, 19 April.

Following the screening of the short festival clip, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) presented a plaque to writer, critic, translator, historian Giovanni Scognamillo on the occasion of his 85th birthday and his contributions to film history. Presented on the initiatives of Turkish Film Critics’ Association (SİYAD), the plaque was given to Scognamillo by Alin Taşçıyan, president of FIPRESCI and SİYAD.

Producer and MK2 founder Marin Karmitz was presented with the Cinema Honorary Award of the festival by Istanbul Film Festival Director Azize Tan at the ceremony.

12 films competed for the Golden Tulip Award in the International Competition this year.

The Golden Tulip in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı in the International Competition was given to Blind directed by Eskil Vogt. The award was announced by the President of the International Competition Jury Asghar Farhadi, and the Monetary award of the Eczacıbaşı Group was presented to the director by İlkay Yıldırım Akalın, Eczacıbaşı Holding Corporate Communications and Sustainability Director.

Special Jury Prize in the Golden Tulip International Competition which was announced by Răzvan Rădulescu, was given to Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze.

This year, 10 films –3 of which having their Turkey premieres and 4 world premieres at the festival–competed in the Golden Tulip National Competition.

The Golden Tulip Best Film Award was given to Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu. The award was presented to Tayfun Pirselimoğlu by the President of the National Competition Jury Derviş Zaim.

The Golden Tulip Best Director Award was given to Onur Ünlü for his film İtirazım Var / Let’s Sin. Derviş Zaim presented the award to Onur Ünlü.

The Special Prize of the Jury was awarded to He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Time by Kazım Öz.

The Best Actress Award was given to Vahide Perçin for her performance in Ayhan Hanım.

The Best Actor Award was given to Serkan Keskin for his performance in İtirazım Var / Let’s Sin.

The Best Screenplay Award was presented to Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for his screenplay for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him.

The Best Director of Photography Award was presented to Ahmet Sesigürgil for his work in Silsile / Consequences.

The Best Music Award was given ex aequo to Ali Tekbaş, Serhat Bostancı, A. İmran Erin for their work for Were Denge Min / Come To My Voice and Giorgos Komendakis for his work for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him.

film-fest-awardsThe Best Editing Award was presented to Reha Erdem for his work for Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar / Singing Women.

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) gave two awards in the Istanbul Film Festival this year. The FIPRESCI Prize in the International Competition was presented to 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and to He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Time by Kazım Öz in the National Competition.

Film Critic Vladan Petkovic determined the film winning the Cineuropa.org Award at the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival. Cineuropa.org Award, which is given to a film that besides having indisputable artistic qualities also brings out the idea of dialogue and integration, was presented to Were denge min / Come to My Voice by Hüseyin Karabey screened in the National Competition section.

After the Awards Ceremony of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival, the guests watched Blind by Eskil Vogt which was awarded the Golden Tulip in the International Competition.

Closing events of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival continued with the get-together hosted by Anadolu Efes in Martı İstanbul Hotel with the participation of national and international guests of the festival, actors and directors of the films competing for the Golden Tulip as well as significant names of Turkish cinema.
Photo Credit: Fatih Küçük

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