Golden Boll shortlist of films announced
This photo shows a scene from Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s film ‘Araf.’ The festival jury, headed by the director Ferzan özpetek, will select the best film from 14 entrants.
The Adana Golden Boll Film Festival has announced the shortlist of competitors in the national feature film category.
Adana Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Zihni Aldırmaz said 42 feature films had applied to the competition and 14 of them were shortlisted for the finals.
“Our festival has received keen interest from Turkish film makers, as is the case every year. I congratulate all the shortlisted filmmakers and wish them luck,” Aldırmaz said. The festival will take place for the 19th time in the Mediterranean province of Adana between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23.
The Golden Boll jury, which is chaired by the renowned Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, will select the best film from these 14 entrants. The winner of the competition will be awarded the Best National Film Award, worth 350,000 Turkish Liras.
The members of the jury are Eyüp Boz, Hasan Saltık, Hülya Uğur Tanrıöven, Nejat İşler, Nurgül Yeşilçay and Zeynep Özbatur Atakan.
The National Feature Film category competitors are: Veli Kahraman’s “Ana Dilim Nerede” (Where is my mother tongue?), Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s “ Araf” (Purgatory), İsmail Güneş’s “Ateşin Düştüğü Yer” (Where the fire falls), Elfe Uluç’s “Aziz Ayşe” (Saint Ayşe) , Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Doğan’s “Babamın Sesi” (My Father’s Voice), Derviş Zaim’s “Devir” (Era), Pelin Esmer’s “Gözetleme Kulesi” (Observation Tower), Reis Çelik’s “Lal Gece” (Ruby Night), Selim Evci’s “Rüzgarlar” (Winds), İnan Temelkuran and Kristen Stevens’ “Siirt’in Sırrı” (Siirt’s Secret), Belmin Söylemez’s “Şimdiki Zaman” (Present Tense), Filiz Alpgezmen’s “Yabancı” (Stranger), Zeki Demirkubuz’s “Yeraltı” (Underground) and Erden Kıral’s “Yük” (Load).