Antalya Municipality brings together film and piano fest
ANTALYA - Anadolu AgencyThe Antalya Metropolitan Municipality has combined this year’s two big artistic organizations back-to-back. The 16th International Piano Festival, which had usually been held in November in previous years, will be held in October. When the festival ends on Oct. 18, the 52nd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will start right after it on the same day. The festival will end on Oct. 24.
The municipality initiated a single tender for both artistic organizations. As part of the tender which will be made on Aug. 31, 800 domestic and 600 international flight tickets will be purchased for the Golden Orange Film Festival. For nine days, buses and drivers will be rented for the festival cortege. Also, between Sept. 14 and Oct. 31, 25 people will work for the festival organization office.
During the festival, 320 five-star rooms will be used to accommodate the guests. Seventy percent of the rooms will be all-inclusive. Six of the rooms will be imperial suites.
For the promotion of the festival, 1,500 large festival catalogues, 14,500 festival program brochures and five different books will also go out to tender.
This year, 50,000 invitations will be printed for the 52nd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. It will also use 3,000 posters and 150 digital posters in various sizes. A nostalgic tram will serve the festival as well.
Hundreds of billboards and panels will be rented for the festival. Moreover, 10 buildings, to be determined by the festival organization, will be enveloped. For each day of the festival, seven different newspapers will be published.
Venus, the statuette of the Golden Orange Film Festival, will be redesigned this year. Along with the statuette, 100 plaques and 15,000 memorials will be prepared for the festival.
International Piano Festival
For the 16th Antalya International Piano Festival, which will organize its closing concert on the opening day of the Golden Orange, 370 flight tickets will be purchased for guests from the U.S. and European countries.
Ten coordinators will work for the festival guests as well as 16 VIP buses.
Also for the festival, rooms will be made ready in five-star hotels.
For the piano festival promotion, 11,000 program brochures, 4,000 catalogues, 20 posters and 1,500 invitations will be printed.
This year’s festival will feature the Mediterranean Philharmonic Orchestra, Abdullah İbrahım Septet, Gülsin Onay, Natalia Gutman, Cem Babacan & Başar Can Kıvrak, Salem Ashkar, Sir Neville Marriner, Andre Previn and Gürer Aykal.
Four of the concerts will be held at the Aspendos Ancient Theater while eight concerts will be at the Antalya Culture Center and two concerts will be at the Glass Pyramid Fair and Congress Center.
During the festival, talks will also be organized in village schools.