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18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival — National Feature Competition 2011

by Mutt
18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival — National Feature Competition 2011 by Mutt
The 18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (Turkish: 18. Uluslararası Adana Altın Koza Film Festivali) was a film festival held in Adana, Turkey from September 17 to 25, 2011. Cash prizes totalling 936,000 Turkish Liras, the highest amount given by a film festival in Turkey, were awarded for all catagories, for the first time in Turkey, in three competetive sections, nearly 220 films were shown both in and out of competition in a selection described by critic Ali Koca as “one of the event’s strongest in recent years,” following disapointment with the previous year’s hastily rescheduled event, and there were also a range of… Read more

The 18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival (Turkish: 18. Uluslararası Adana Altın Koza Film Festivali) was a film festival held in Adana, Turkey from September 17 to 25, 2011. Cash prizes totalling 936,000 Turkish Liras, the highest amount given by a film festival in Turkey, were awarded for all catagories, for the first time in Turkey, in three competetive sections, nearly 220 films were shown both in and out of competition in a selection described by critic Ali Koca as “one of the event’s strongest in recent years,” following disapointment with the previous year’s hastily rescheduled event, and there were also a range of lectures, workshops and other events, including the 1st International Golden Boll Film Congress, said to be the first to be organised during a film festival. Fourteen Turkish films made in the preceding year were selected by the Pre-Evaluation Board to compete in the festival’s National Feature Film Competition and the following prizes were awarded;

Best Film: The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family (Turkish: Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi) directed by Onur Ünlü
Best Director: Cemil Ağacıkoğlu for September (Turkish: Eylül)
Best Screenplay: Onur Ünlü for The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family (Turkish: Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi)
Best Actor: Durukan Ordu for Future Lasts Forever (Turkish: Gelecek Uzun Sürer)
Best Supporting Actor: Tuna Orhan for A Serious Matter (Turkish: Memleket Meselesi)
Best Actress: Hatice Aslan for The Body (Turkish: Vücut) and Görkem Yeltan for September (Turkish: Eylül)
Best Supporting Actress: Şeyla Halis for The Body (Turkish: Vücut)
Most Promising Newcomer (male): Hakan Kurtaş for The Body (Turkish: Vücut) and Gün Koper for Love and Revolution (Turkish: Aşk ve Devrim)
Most Promising Newcomer (female): Deniz Denker for Love and Revolution (Turkish: Aşk ve Devrim)
Best Editing: Taner Sarf for September (Turkish: Eylül)
Best Art Director: Adalı Aksoy for Love and Revolution (Turkish: Aşk ve Devrim) and Hidden Lives (Turkish: Saklı Hayatlar)
Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast Performance: The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan and His Family (Turkish: Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi)
Best Music: Mustafa Biber for Future Lasts Forever (Turkish: Gelecek Uzun Sürer)
Best Cinematography: Feza Çaldıran for Future Lasts Forever (Turkish: Gelecek Uzun Sürer)
Best Sound Effects: Burak Topalakçı for Losers’ Club (Turkish: Kaybedenler Kulübü) and September (Turkish: Eylül)
Special Jury Award: Love and Revolution (Turkish: Aşk ve Devrim) directed by F. Serkan Acar
Adana Audience Award: Simurg directed by Ruhi Karadağ
Yılmaz Güney Award: Future Lasts Forever (Turkish: Gelecek Uzun Sürer) directed by Özcan Alper
Turkish Film Critics Association (SİYAD) Best Film Award: Future Lasts Forever (Turkish: Gelecek Uzun Sürer) directed by Özcan Alper

The festival’s Best Actor award was dedicated in honour of Adana-born actor Cem Erman who passed away shortly before the start of the festival.

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