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Istanbul Film Festival 2009 - The Awards
By Evrim Ersoy Apr 19, 2009, 11:14 GMT
AWARDS OF THE 28th INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL
April 4-19, 2009
INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN TULIP COMPETITION
The International Jury of the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival presided over by director Goran Paskaljevic and composed of film critic Mike Goodridge, Managing Director of Holland Film President of the European Film Promotion and member of the selection committee for the Competition Programme of the Berlin International Film Festival Claudia Landsberger, director Cristian Mungiu and director Ümit Ünal has decided to give the:
Golden Tulip to TONY MANERO directed by Pablo Larraín.
Special Jury Prize to A FILM WITH ME IN IT directed by Ian Fitzgibbon.
The National Jury of the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival presided over by director Kutluğ Ataman, and composed of consultant editor of the TimeOut Film Guide Geoff Andrew, author Ayşe Kulin, producer Zeynep Özbatur, Sarajevo Film Festival Director Mirsad Purivatra and actress Bennu Yıldırımlar has decided to give:
the Golden Tulip Best Film Award to KÖPRÜDEKİLER / MEN ON THE BRIDGE directed by Aslı Özge;
the Best Director Award to MAHMUT FAZIL COŞKUN for his film Uzak İhtimal / Wrong Rosary.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey gave a monetary prize of 50,000 TL to each of the above-mentioned winners.
the Best Actress Award to DERYA ALABORA for her performance in Pandora'nın Kutusu / Pandora's Box;
the Best Actor Award to NADİR SARIBACAK for his performance in Uzak İhtimal / Wrong Rosary.
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey gave a monetary prize of 10,000 TL to each of the above-mentioned winners.
the Best Screenplay Award to TARIK TUFAN, GÖRKEM YELTAN, BEKTAŞ TOPALOĞLU for their screenplay for Uzak İhtimal / Wrong Rosary;
the Best Director of Photography Award to ÖZGÜR EKEN for his work in Süt / Milk;
the Best Music Award to NAİL YURTSEVER for his work for Ali'nin Sekiz Günü / Ali's Eight Days;
the Special Prize of the Jury to 11'E 10 KALA / 10 TO 11 by Pelin Esmer.
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, creates better understanding of their importance, and best reflects the Council's values of respect for human rights, individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law. The award includes a sculpture in bronze and a cash prize of Euro 10,000. It is awarded as part of the Human Rights in Cinema section of the festival. The Human Rights Jury of the 28th International İstanbul Film Festival is composed of Producer and President of the Promotion WG at Eurimages Peter Gustafsson, director Hüseyin Karabey, Director of Standard-Setting at the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the Council of Europe Jan Kleijssen, and actress Serra Yılmaz decided to give:
the FACE AWARD to BIRDWATCHERS by Marco Bechis (Italy-Brazil).
the Special Jury Prize to FIRAAQ by Nandita Das (India)
INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION FIPRESCI AWARDS
The FIPRESCI Jury of the 28th International Istanbul Film Festival presided over by Rüdiger Suchsland and composed of Senem Aytaç, Francisco Ferreira, Giorgio Gosetti, Burçin Yalçın and Alexander Yanakiev gave:
The FIPRESCI Award in the International Competition to "SÜT / MILK" by Semih Kaplanoğlu (Turkey-France-Germany).
The FIPRESCI Award in the National Competition, in memory of Onat Kutlar, to "HAYAT VAR / MY ONLY SUNSHINE" directed by Reha Erdem.
As in the previous years, Efes Pilsen has given a prize of US$ 30.000 to the winner of the Onat Kutlar Prize, Reha Erdem, to be used for his next film project.
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:
SÜT / MILK by Semih Kaplanoğlu (Turkey-France-Germany) in the International Competition, and
BAŞKA SEMTİN ÇOCUKLARI / CHILDREN OF THE OTHER SIDE by Aydın Bulut in the National Competition.
MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE
FEATURE FILM PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP AWARD
Organised for the first time within the Meetings on the Bridge series of seminars, the Feature Film Project Development Workshop Award was given to Hüseyin Karabey for his project SESİME GEL! / COME TO MY VOICE!. Twelve projects remained from the 86 applications after the pre-selection by Nida Karabol, Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Ümit Ünal and Isabelle Fauvel. From among these 12 projects, Michael Weber, Katriel Schory, Amra Baksic, Michel Reilhac, Edwina Forkin, Sonja Heinen, Thibaut Bracq, Iris Cadoux and Emma Clarke selected COME TO MY VOICE!. The winning project will also be presented a monetary award of US$10.000 with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey.