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The Golden Tulip Excitement at the Festival

The Istanbul Film Festival’s competition films will meet the audiences, along with the jury, during the second week of the festival. The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony at the Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center on Saturday, 18 April.

International Golden Tulip Competition: In the “International Competition” section of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival, 12 films dealing with themes of art and artist or literature adaptations will vie for the Golden Tulip. The International Competition Golden Tulip Award, presented in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı, will be supported with a 25,000 Euros monetary award by the Eczacıbaşı Group. The jury of the International Golden Tulip Competition, presided by Rolf de Heer, consists of director Bence Fliegauf, writer-director George Ovashvili, producer Cédomir Kolar, and actress Melisa Sözen.

National Golden Tulip Competition: 10 cream of the crop films that were completed in the 2014/15 season, will be vying for the Golden Tulip in the National Competition of the festival, while raising the occasion to three Turkey and six world premieres. The National Competition Jury will be headed by the prominent Turkish film director Zeki Demirkubuz, with actor Tansu Biçer, cinematographer Emre Erkmen, author Şebnem İşigüzel, and the International Berlin Film Festival Panorama Section Selection Committee Member and TEDDY Award Founder, filmmaker and author Wieland Speck as its members.

Best Film in the “National Competition” selected by the jury headed by the prominent Turkish film director Zeki Demirkubuz, will be awarded with the Golden Tulip and 150,000 TL, and the Best Director will be awarded with 50,000 TL. Best Actress and Best Actor will be awarded with 10,000 TL each. The Istanbul Film Festival National Golden Tulip Competition Jury will also give the Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Music awards. Producer of the movie awarded with the Special Jury Award in memory of Onat Kutlar will be given 60,000 TL by Anadolu Efes.

National Documentary Competition: The 34th Istanbul Festival will be awarding prizes in the documentary category in the Turkish Cinema section, with the support of Anadolu Efes for the first time. The Istanbul Film Festival, which has shown great interest in documentary film production in Turkey for many years, will be awarding a Best Documentary and Special Jury Prize, in order to support documentary film-makers and documentary film production in Turkey. The Documentary Competition Jury, assembled for the first time this year, will be awarding a total of 15,000 TL with the support of Anadolu Efes, in the categories of Best Documentary and the Special Jury Prize. The National Documentary Competition jury consists of documentarian Emel Çelebi, director and producer Pelin Esmer, and director Paul Poet. 11 world premieres and 2 Turkey premieres will be held at the Istanbul Film Festival National Documentary Competition.

Human Rights in Cinema: The Film Award of Council of Europe FACE: FACE, exclusive to the Istanbul Film Festival, continues to be awarded with the support of the Council of Europe. The FACE Award will be presented to one of the films screened in the “Human Rights in Cinema” section, which aims to raise public consciousness and sensitivity to human rights related issues. A representative from the Council of Europe will present the 10,000 Euros monetary prize to the director of the winning film. Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe supporting co-production, distribution, and presentation of cinema is a partner to the FACE Award.

In the “Human Rights in Cinema” section, 10 films will meet the audiences, along with the FACE Award Jury that comprises author, actor and screenwriter Ercan Kesal, European Film Fund Eurimages Executive Director Roberto Olla, Palestinian screenwriter and director Najwa Najjar, and Leyla Kayacık who is the Senior Adviser at the Private Office of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General on matters related to Human Rights and Supremacy of Law.

In Memoriam Seyfi Teoman: Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize: The Istanbul Film Festival presents the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize in memoriam director and producer Seyfi Teoman, who passed away at a young age. Director of the film awarded with the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize will be presented 30,000 TL by CMYLMZ Fikirsanat. All the debut fiction films from Turkey in the International Golden Tulip Competition, Human Rights in Cinema and the Turkish Cinema (National Golden Tulip Competition, “Out of Competition” and “New Turkish Cinema”) sections will be eligible for the prize. Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize jury consists of scriptwriter and director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, actor and director Syllas Tzoumerkas, and actress Jale Arıkan.

FIPRESCI Award: The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) will give awards in the Istanbul Film Festival as in the previous years. One film from the International Competition and one film from the National Competition will receive the FIPRESCI Award. The FIPRESCI jury will be headed by Alexander Grozev from Bulgaria and will have Antti Selkokari from Finland, Sasja Koetsier from The Netherlands, Giovanni Ottone from Italy and Senem Erdine and Şenay Aydemir from Turkey. Prize: Prize, will be presented to a film that besides having indisputable artistic qualities also brings out the idea of European dialogue and integration. Prize will be presented to a film in the National Golden Tulip Competition section of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival and selected by film critic Vladan Petkovic.

Radikal People’s Choice Award: Since 2000, Radikal, as one of the media sponsors of İKSV, has been presenting one film from the National and one from the International Golden Tulip Competitions the Radikal People’s Choice Award. Festival audiences will submit their online votes on the terminals set up at the festival movie theatres to determine the people’s choice. The award-winner will be travelling to the Sarajevo Film Festival as the guest of Radikal.