33rd Istanbul Film Festival

THE 33rd ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL CONCLUDES

THE GOLDEN TULIPS AND FESTIVAL AWARDS PRESENTED

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) 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.

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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 Blinddirected 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 tothe directorby 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 toBen 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 awardedto He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Timeby 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. Özwas 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 Keskinwas 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 waspresented to Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for his screenplay for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him. Theaward was presented by the National Competition jury member, writer Hakan Günday.

The Best Director of Photography Award was presented to Ahmet Sesigürgilfor 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 aequoto Ali Tekbaş, Serhat Bostancı, A. İmran Erinfor their work for Were Denge Min / Come To My Voice andGiorgos Komendakis for his work for Ben O Değilim / I Am Not Him. The award was presented bymusician 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 ManagerKaren Byotpresented 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 Şarkanreceived 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 competitionwascomposed 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 andpartly financed by Eurimages weregiven toL’Image manquante / The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh.

Special Mention in the Human Rights in Cinema Competition was presented to Trans X Istanbulby 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 Earthby Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollardand to He Bû Tune Bû / Once Upon A Timeby Kazım Özin the National Competition. Jury member Janet Barış announced the award-winning films.

The FIPRESCI Jury was presided over by Nando Salvá (Spain),andcomposed 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.

Cineuropa.org Award

Film Critic Vladan Petkovicdetermined the film winning the Cineuropa.org Award atthe 33rd Istanbul Film Festival. Cineuropa.org Award, which isgiven 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 Voiceby Hüseyin Karabey screenedin the National Competition section.

After the Awards Ceremony of the 33rd Istanbul Film Festival, the guests watched Blind by Eskil Vogtwhich 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.

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AWARDS OF THE 33rd ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL

5-20 April 2014

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 memoryof Şakir Eczacıbaşı to Blind directed by Eskil Vogt (Norway);
  • Special Jury Prize to Papusza by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze (Poland).

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 awardedto 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 Sesigürgilfor 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 aequoto Ali Tekbaş, Serhat Bostancı, A. İmran Erinfor their work for Were Denge Min / Come To My Voice andGiorgos 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), andcomposed 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.

 

Cineuropa.org Award

The Cineuropa.org Award of theIstanbul 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 sectionfor“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.”

 

 

 

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