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Awards of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival

International Golden Tulip Competition

The International Jury of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival 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 decided to give:

• The Golden Tulip in memory of Şakir Eczacıbaşı to Blind directed by Eskil Vogt (Norway);

The jury's motivation of this choice is; "The film shows how a world of perceived images is substituted by a world of produced phantasms and insecurities, as the main character goes blind. We valued the attempt, both carefully crafted and imaginative."

• Special Jury Prize to Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze (Poland).

The jury's motivation of this choice is; "We found the voice of this film out of the ordinary: loving but respectful, resisting the anecdotal, sometimes even distant and just observant, as required by such a sensitive topic - a gipsy woman poet who gets condemned by the very community the memories of which she tries to preserve."

The Eczacıbaşı Group will distribute the total monetary award of 25,000 € as follows: the director of the film which wins the Şakir Eczacıbaşı Golden Tulip Award will receive 10,000 €; the Turkish distributor of the winning film will receive 10,000 €; the director of the film which won the Special Jury Prize will receive 5,000 €.

National Golden Tulip Competition

The National Jury of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival 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, decided to give:

• the Golden Tulip Best Film Award to Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu and produced by Veysel İpek, Nikos Moustakas, Guillaume De Seille, Konstantina Stavrianou, İnci & İrfan Demirkol;

• the Best Director Award to Onur Ünlü for his film İtirazım Var / Let’s Sin.

A monetary prize 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.

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

The producer of the Special Prize of the Jury in memory of Onat Kutlar, Kazım Öz will be given a 60,000 Turkish Lira monetary award by Anadolu Efes.

• the Best Actress Award to Vahide Perçin for her performance in Ayhan Hanım;

• the Best Actor Award to Serkan Keskin for his performance in İtirazım Var / Let’s Sin.

A monetary award of 10,000 TL will be given to each of the above-mentioned winners.

• the Best Screenplay Award to Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for his screenplay for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him;

• the Best Director of Photography Award to Ahmet Sesigürgil for his work in Silsile / Consequences;

• the Best Editing Award to Reha Erdem for his work for Şarkı Söyleyen Kadınlar / Singing Women;

• the Best Music Award 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.

Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize

The jury, composed of director Jan Ole Gerster, actor Taner Birsel and director Seren Yüce decided to give the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize to:

Nergis Hanım / Mrs. Nergis by Görkem Şarkan screened within the New Turkish Cinema section.

The winner of the prize will receive 30,000 TL through CMYLMZ Fikirsanat.

The Council of Europe Film Award, “FACE”

The FACE Award (Council of Europe Film Award) is presented to the director of a film that arises public awareness and interest in human rights issues. The award includes a sculpture in bronze and a cash prize of 10,000 Euros. It is awarded as part of the Human Rights in Cinema section of the festival. The Human Rights Jury of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival 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 decided to give:

• the FACE Award to L’Image manquante / The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh (Cambodia-France) for “moving from the memories about his personal experience during the Khmer Rouge period, [conveying] a clear, original and innovative description of an inhuman period in Cambodian history. Remembering the past warns us about the danger of any kind of totalitarianism and despotic regime which inevitably leads to a tragedy for humanity;”

• the Special Mention to Trans X Istanbul by Maria Binder (Turkey-Germany) for “providing a passionate, personal and sincere look on the condition of transsexuals in our contemporary societies. Marginalisation, poverty which often leads to prostitution; this film is a plea to stop any form of discrimination and to raise awareness about this injustice.”

International Federation Of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prizes

The FIPRESCI Jury of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival presided over by Nando Salvá (Spain), and composed of Heike-Melba Fendel (Germany), Angelo Mitchievici (Romania), Olga Markova (Bulgaria) and Janet Barış and Murat Emir Eren (Turkey) gave:

• the FIPRESCI Prize in the International Competition to 20,000 Days on Earth by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (United Kingdom) “For the way it expands the limits about the always tricky relationship between music and film; it is neither a fiction nor a documentary, but something in between. A new territory full of insight with regards to how an artist’s mind and creativity works;”

• the FIPRESCI Prize in the National Competition, to He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Time by Kazım Öz, “for its nuanced way of portraying a chain of exploitation and the economical, social and political aspects behind it; and for its compassionate look at all the people involved in that dramatic process.”

People’s Choice Awards

People’s Choice Awards sponsored by the Radikal Newspaper and determined by the votes of the Festival audience, are given to:

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. Award

The Award of the Istanbul Film Festival was determined by the jury, film critic Vladan Petkovic, who decided to give the award to Were denge min / Come to My Voice by Hüseyin Karabey in the National Competition section for “its exquisite composition of both the cinematic frame and narrative structure, lovable characters wonderfully played by non-professionals, dealing with serious social-political issues, powerfully promoting human values and strongly condemning inhumanity of the state system on a universal level.”