The 21st Ankara International Film Festival was a film festival held in Ankara, Turkey that ran from March 11 to 21, 2010.
This edition of the festival, which was founded in 1988 and is organized by The World Mass Media Research Foundation and accredited by FIPRESCI, opened with a gala on the evening of March 10 at the Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, at which the foundation special awards were presented.
A total of 11 films competed in the National Feature Competition and the following prizes were awarded;
Best Film Award: Men on the Bridge (Turkish: Köprüdekiler) directed by Aslı Özge
Best Movie Director Award: Pelin Esmer for 10 to 11 (Turkish: 11’e 10 Kala)
Best Leading Actor Award: Mert Fırat for Love in Another Language (Turkish: Başka Dilde Aşk)
Best Leading Actress Award: Saadet Işıl Aksoy for Love in Another Language (Turkish: Başka Dilde Aşk)
Best Supporting Actor Award: Volga Sorgu for Black Dogs Barking (Turkish: Kara Köpekler Havlarken)
Best Supporting Actress Award: Selen Uçar for A Step into the Darkness (Turkish: Büyük Oyun)
Best Screenplay Award: Pelin Esmer for 10 to 11 (Turkish: 11’e 10 Kala)
Cinema Writers Association Best Film Award: Black Dogs Barking (Turkish: Kara Köpekler Havlarken) directed by Mehmet Bahadır Er and Maryna Gorbach
Mahmut Tali Öngören Special Award: On the Way to School (Turkish: İki Dil Bir Bavul) directed by Orhan Eskiköy and Özgür Doğan