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ANTALYA 2021

The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival unveils its selection

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- The oldest Turkish film gathering is presenting the newest films from Turkey and abroad at a physical event taking place in the famous Mediterranean resort city

The 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival unveils its selection
Anatolian Leopard by Emre Kayiş

The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival aims to connect up-and-coming talents and established professionals from Turkey and abroad in the famous Mediterranean resort city. Running from 2-9 October, the 58th edition of the festival is being organised with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and is hosted by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality. Ahmet Boyacıoğlu assumes the role of festival director and Başak Emre that of artistic director.

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In the National Feature Film Competition, ten titles (from among the over 40 submitted) will be presented, with four of them set to have their world premieres at Antalya. The jury, chaired by director, producer, scriptwriter and academic Emin Alper, and comprising cinematographer Ahmet Sesigürgil, novelist Ayfer Tunç, singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol, actress Hazal Kaya, actor and theatre director Muhammet Uzuner, and producer, director and scriptwriter Senem Tüzen, will determine the winners across 14 categories. The prizes boast a total value of TL 770,000 (€76,000), and they include the Best Film Award and the Best First Film Award.

The selection includes Anatolian Leopard [+see also:
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by Emre Kayiş (Turkey/Poland/Germany/Denmark), Between Two Dawns [+see also:
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interview: Selman Nacar
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by Selman Nacar (Turkey/France/Romania/Spain), Brother’s Keeper [+see also:
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by Ferit Karahan (Turkey/Romania), The Cage by Cemil Ağacıkoğlu, Commitment Hasan by Semih Kaplanoğlu, Dialogue by Ali Tansu Turhan, Kerr by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu (Turkey/Greece/France), Pure White by Necip Çağhan Özdemir, Together We Shall Die by Hakkı Kurtuluş and Melik Saraçoğlu, and Zuhal by Nazlı Elif Durlu (Turkey/Germany).

In the National Documentary Film Competition, nine films have been selected to compete, and they will be weighed up by a jury consisting of director Didem Pekün, screenwriter-director Pelin Esmer and writer-journalist Pınar Öğünç. The documentaries are All-In [+see also:
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by Volkan Üce (Belgium/Netherlands/France), Bitter Sweet by Didem Şahin, Dependent by Mehmet Emre Battal, "EDE" A Farewell, A Poverty, A Death by Ersen Çıra, Expecting a Grain of Sand by Aslı Akdağ, Leave the Door Open by Ümran Safter, The Moment Remains by Ebru Şeremetli, Stateless by Esra Yıldız and Unkapanı: The Endless Tale by Tayfun Belet. In addition, 12 shorts will be going head to head in the National Short Film Competition, vying for the Best Film Award and the Special Jury Prize.

Hailing from various countries, ten films will participate in the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival’s International Feature Film Competition, with half of them directed by women. Polish director Dorota Kędzierzawska is heading up the jury, and the other members are actor Ali Suliman, Swedish journalist and film critic Eva af Geijerstam, French producer Guillaume de Seille, and Bulgarian actress Margita Gosheva. The films, which will all be having their Turkish premieres at Antalya, are Ali & Ava [+see also:
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by Clio Barnard (UK), Aurora by Paz Fabrega (Costa Rica), The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
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interview: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö an…
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by Teemu Nikki (Finland), Brighton 4th [+see also:
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interview: Levan Koguashvili
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by Levan Koguashvili (Georgia/Russia/Bulgaria/Monaco/USA), The Crossing [+see also:
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by Florence Miailhe (France/Germany/Czech Republic), The Employer and the Employee [+see also:
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by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Brazil/France), The Fam [+see also:
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interview: Fred Baillif
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by Fred Baillif (Switzerland), Futura [+see also:
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by Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello and Francesco Munzi (Italy), The Hole in the Fence [+see also:
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by Joaquin del Paso (Mexico/Poland), and Libertad [+see also:
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interview: Clara Roquet
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by Clara Roquet (Spain/Belgium).

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