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The 33rd Istanbul Film Festival concludes

The Golden Tulips and Festival awards presented

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts with the support of Akbank for the 10th time, the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival’s Awards were presented at the Awards Ceremony, held at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, on Saturday, 19 April.

The Awards Ceremony of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival was presented by Tülin Özen and aired live on CNN Türk. 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.

International Golden Tulip Competition Awards

Jury of the Golden Tulip International Competition was presided over by director Asghar Farhadi, and composed of actress Defne Halman, director Philippe Le Guay, producer and director of the National Film & TV School Lynda Myles and scriptwriter Răzvan Rădulescu. 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 of the Istanbul Film Festival is supported with a total monetary award of 25,000 €. 10,000 € of the 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 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.

National Golden Tulip Competition Awards

Jury of the Golden Tulip National Competition was presided over by director Derviş Zaim, and composed of Karen Byot, ARTE France Acquisition Manager; writer Hakan Günday; Joanna Lapinska, artistic director of Wroclaw T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival; and actor Nadir Sarıbacak. 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.

A monetary award of 150,000 TL will be presented to the producer of the Best Film. 50,000 TL will be awarded to the Best Director Award in the National Competition.

The Special Prize of the Jury was awarded to He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Time by Kazım Öz. Also the producer of the film winning the Special Prize of the Jury in memory of Onat Kutlar, Kazım Öz was given a 60,000 TL monetary award by Anadolu Efes, theme sponsor of the “Turkish Cinema” section of the festival. The award was announced by National Competition Jury Member Nadir Sarıbacak. Öz was presented with the award by Emre Topsakaloğlu, Efes Consumer Engagement Group Manager.

The Best Actress Award was given to Vahide Perçin for her performance in Ayhan Hanım. Last year’s Best Actor winner Ercan Kesal presented the award to the actress.

The Best Actor Award was given to Serkan Keskin for his performance in İtirazım Var / Let’s Sin. Serkan Keskin was presented the award by International Competition jury member Defne Halman.

A monetary award of 10,000 TL will be given to the winners of the Best Actress and Best Actor Awards.

The Best Screenplay Award was presented to Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for his screenplay for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him. The award was presented by the National Competition jury member, writer Hakan Günday.

The Best Director of Photography Award was presented to Ahmet Sesigürgil for his work in Silsile / Consequences. The award was presented to the producer of the film Faruk Özerten by FACE Jury Member Özgür Mumcu.

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. The award was presented by musician Attila Özdemiroğlu, who received the Cinema Honorary Award of the Festival at the opening ceremony.

The Best Editing Award was presented to Reha Erdem for his work for Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar / Singing Women. National Competition jury member and ARTE France Acquisition Manager Karen Byot presented the award to Claudine Avetyan, on behalf of Reha Erdem.

Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize

Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize, presented for the first time last year in memoriam of director and producer Seyfi Teoman, whom we lost at a young age, was also announced at the ceremony. Jury members for the award were director Jan Ole Gerster who was the participant of the festival last year with his film Oh Boy, actor Taner Birsel and director of the film Çoğunluk / Majority, Seren Yüce.

All debut films from Turkey in the Golden Tulip International and National Competitions, under the Out of Competition and New Turkish Cinema titles of the Turkish Cinema section of the festival, as well as the Human Rights in Cinema section were nominated to the award. The award-winner is presented with a monetary award of 30,000 TL through CMYLMZ Fikirsanat. Director Görkem Şarkan received the award for Nergis Hanım / Mrs. Nergis screened within the New Turkish Cinema section, announced by Jan Ole Gerster and presented by Can Yılmaz.

Film Award of the Council of Europe (FACE)

The Human Rights in Cinema Jury of the competition was composed of director Atiq Rahimi, winner of last year’s FACE Award; Leyla Kayacık, Adviser to the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe; writer-journalist Özgür Mumcu; and Roberto Olla, Executive Director of Eurimages.

The FACE Award Sculpture and a cash prize of 10,000 € presented by the Council of Europe and partly financed by Eurimages were given to L’Image manquante / The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh.

Special Mention in the Human Rights in Cinema Competition was presented to Trans X Istanbul by Maria Binder.

Jury President Atiq Rahimi announced the awards which were presented by Leyla Kayacık, Adviser to the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

FIPRESCI National and International Competition Prizes

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. Jury member Janet Barış announced the award-winning films.

The FIPRESCI Jury was presided over by Nando Salvá (Spain), and composed of Heike-Melba Fendel (Germany), Angelo Mitchievici (Romania), Olga Markova (Bulgaria), Janet Barış and Murat Emir Eren (Turkey).

Radikal Newspaper People’s Choice Awards

People’s Choice Awards sponsored by the Radikal Newspaper and determined by the votes of the festival audience were presented to International and National Competition films. Tom à la ferme / Tom at the Farm by Xavier Dolan in the International Competition and Were Denge Min / Come to My Voice by Hüseyin Karabey in the National Competition were given the People’s Choice Awards. The awards were presented to the directors by Cem Erciyes, Radikal Newspaper Editor of Supplements. Award

Film Critic Vladan Petkovic determined the film winning the Award at the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival. 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.