The 29th International Istanbul Film Festival was a film festival held in Istanbul, Turkey, which ran from April 3 to 18, 2010.
This edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival, which was founded in 1984 and is organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and accredited by FIAPF, opened with a gala on April 2, 2010, presented by actress Ceyda Düvenci and actor Yetkin Dikinciler at the Lütfi Kırdar Congress Exhibition Hall, followed by a screening of Le Concert by Romanian-French director Radu Mihaileanu.
A total of 11 films competed in the National Feature Competition and the following prizes were awarded;
Golden Tulip Best Film Award: Vavien directed by Yağmur & Durul Taylan
Best Director Award: Miraz Bezar for Min Dît: The Children of Diyarbakır (Kurdish: Min Dît / Turkish: Ben Gördüm)
Best Actress Award: Şenay Orak for Min Dît: The Children of Diyarbakır (Kurdish: Min Dît / Turkish: Ben Gördüm)
Best Actor Award: Tansu Biçer for Five Cities (Turkish: Beş Şehir)
Best Screenplay Award: Engin Günaydın for Vavien
Best Cinematography Award: Barış Özbiçer for Honey (Turkish: Bal)
Best Music Award: Mustafa Biber for Min Dît: The Children of Diyarbakır (Kurdish: Min Dît / Turkish: Ben Gördüm)
Special Jury Prize: Honey (Turkish: Bal) directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu
International Film Critics Association (FIPRESCI) Prize: Vavien directed by Yağmur & Durul Taylan
People’s Choice Award: Honey (Turkish: Bal) directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu