Awards presented at Ankara Film Festival
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The best film award at the 28th Ankara International Film Festival’s National Feature Film competition was given to Ali Kemal Çınar’s “Genco.”
The festival, organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation between April 20 and 30, ended with an award ceremony at Şinasi Stage, attended by well-known figures of Turkish cinema artists, academics and art lovers.
A selective committee including Onur Ünlü, Nihal Yalçın, Emrah Serbes, Hasan Akbulut and Olena Yershova Yıldız selected Çınar’s “Genco” as the best film. He also won a monetary award of 50,000 Turkish Liras.
Mehmet Can Mertoğlu’s film “Album” won the Mahmut Tali Öngören Special Award and Erkan Tunç’s “Martı” (Seagull) won the Onat Kutlar Special Award.
Two leading artists of “Rüzgarda Salınan Nilüfer” (Swaying Waterlily), Songül Öden and Tolga Tekin, won the best actress and best actor awards, respectively, for their performances in the film.
The jury also presented Özgün Özçelik’s “Kaygı” (Inflame) with the jury special prize.
İrem Sak won the best actress award in a supporting role for her performance in “Seagull” while Musab Ekici won the best actor award in a supporting role for his performance in “Babamın Kanatları” (My Father’s Wings).
In the National Documentary Film competition category, Mustafa Ünlü’s “Ah” won the first prize.
Mustafa Gökalp’s “Lüfer” (Bluefish) and Nezahat Gündoğan’s “Vank’ın Çocukları” (Children of Vank) won the second and third prizes respectively. The selective committee special prize went to Alican Mansuroğlu’s “Üçyüzbir” (Three Hundred and One).