Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) and sponsored by Akbank, the 32nd Istanbul Film Festival’s Awards were presented at the Closing Gala and Awards Ceremony, which took place at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, on Sunday, 14 April.
The Closing Gala and the Awards Ceremony of the 32nd Istanbul Film Festival were presented by Ceyda Düvenci and Mert Fırat, and were streamed live on NTV. After the short film on the festival was screened, prominent Turkish actress Hülya Koçyiğit and actor Nejat İşler passed their remarks on the ongoing Emek Movie Theatre process.
Prominent director Peter Weir, director of Gallipoli, Dead Poets Society, Green Card and The Truman Show, and also the Head of Jury for International Golden Tulip Competition, was presented with the Honorary Award of the festival. The Istanbul Film Festival Director Azize Tan presented the award to Peter Weir.
International Golden Tulip Competition Awards
Jury of the Golden Tulip International Competition was presided over by director Peter Weir, and composed of the Screen International magazine film critic Mark Adams, director Sebastian Lelio, actress Simin Fatemeh Motamed Arya and director Malgoska Szumowska. 13 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 of the Istanbul Film Festival is supported with a total monetary award of 25,000 €. 10,000 € of the total award is presented to the director of the film which wins the Golden Tulip, 10,000 € is presented to the Turkish distributor of the film and 5,000 € is presented to the director of the film which won the Special Jury Prize.
The Golden Tulip in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı in the International Competition was given to WHAT RICHARD DID directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Monetary award of the Eczacıbaşı Group was presented by Sacit Basmacı, Eczacıbaşı Holding General Manager and the Eczacıbaşı Group's Executive Vice President Head Comptroller & Legal Affairs.Special Jury Prize in the Golden Tulip International Competition was given to the CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 by Bruno Dumont.