6th Int’l Bosphorus Film Festival winners announced

6th Int’l Bosphorus Film Festival winners announced

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
6th Int’l Bosphorus Film Festival winners announced

Istanbul’s sixth International Bosphorus Film Festival ended on Nov. 3, with awards for international and national contesters announced.

In a closing ceremony at Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Best International Feature Film Prize was awarded to “Screwdriver” by Palestinian director Bassam Jarbawi.

“Halef” directed by Turkish director, Murat Düzgünoğlu, was named Best National Feature Film at the national competition and won 100,000 Turkish Liras ($18,400) for the Grand Prix.

Organized with the support of the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry and the General Directorate of Cinema, the festival kicked off Oct. 26.

During the competition, a total of 88 movies by 90 directors from 41 countries were showcased.

The winners of the festival were:

International Awards:

- Special Jury Prize: “Land” - Babak Jalali

- Best Actor Award: Kushtrim Hoxha - “Cold November”

- Best Actress Award: Valeria Bertuccelli - “The Queen of Fear”

- Best Director Award: Payman Maadi - “Bomb, A Love Story”

- Best International Feature Film Award: “Screwdriver” by Bassam Jarbawi

- Best International Short Fiction Film Award: “Patison Avenue” by Thanasis Neofotistos

- Best International Short Documentary Film Award: “Volte” - Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzala

- Honorary Award: Bent Hamer

National Awards:

- Best Actor Award: Muhammet Uzuner - “Halef”

- Best Actress Award: Ipek Turktan - “Debt”

- Best Director Award: Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun - “The Announcement”

- Best National Feature Film Award: “Halef” by Murat Düzgünoğlu

- Best National Short Fiction Film Award: “Titanium” by Gökçe Erdem

- Best National Short Documentary Film Award: “The Return” by Nesli Özalp

- Best Cinematography Award: Krum Rodriguez - “The Announcement”

- Best Screenplay Award: “Halef” - Murat Düzgünoğlu, Melik Saracoğlu

- Best Editing Award: “Debt” - Naim Kanat

Bassam Jarbawi, 6th Int’l Bosphorus Film Festival, Murat Düzgünoğlu