Golden Orange announces budget, preparations
The International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be organized between Oct 10 and 18.The 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, organized by the Antalya Municipality, will be held this year between Oct. 10 and 18.
After last year’s Nov. 14 local elections, when the mayoralty of Antalya switched hands, it became unclear who would organize the festival. The new mayor, Menderes Türel of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), had announced that he would not work with the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Arts (AKSAV), which had previously organized the festival along with the municipality.
Türel had claimed that the foundation was in debt due to corruption, and later on AKSAV was discharged.
This year, under the directorship of Elif Dağdeviren, the festival will be organized with a budget of 13 million Turkish Liras, which will be spent on transportation, accommodation, invitations, posters and event organizations. Some 1,370 flight tickets will be used for the transportation of festival guests and two planes, with a capacity of 169 and 259 passengers, will be hired for the festival. Fifty VIP minibuses, five buses, 20 minibuses, 10 midi-buses and 30 cars, 200 accommodation rooms, as well as 400 single rooms, 300 double rooms and 200 half-pension rooms in five-star hotels, will also be used for guests.
For the promotion of the festival, 1,500 large catalogues and 2,000 small catalogues will be printed, while 40,000 festival programs will be printed and seven books will be published.
In addition, the budget will also be spent on a nostalgic street car for use during the festival, advertisements, a 2,500 meter red carpet and many other promotional materials such souvenirs, statuettes, and promotional films.
‘Süleyman the Magnificent’ on international jury
The International Feature Film Competition jury will be headed by U.S. photographer and filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg. Turkish actor Halit Ergenç, who has gained fans worldwide for his role as 16th century Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in the popular Turkish drama “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (The Magnificent Century) will also be a jury member.
Other jury members will include Greek director of photography Andreas Sinanos, Russian cinema critic Andrei Plakhov, Polish Krakow Film Festival director Krzysztof Gierat, Italian producer Tilde Corsi and one of the directors of Turkish film “Mavi Dalga” (Blue Wave), Zeynep Dadak.
The 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, to be organized with the motto “the tradition to the future,” recently announced the international competition films. The 71st Venice International Film Festival Lion of the Future Award winner Chaitanya Tamhane’s “Court,” Serbian director Darko Lungulov’s “Monument to Michael Jackson,” Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s Cannes Un Certain Regard winner “White God,” Russian director Alexandr Kott, “Test,” Marienne Tardieu’s “Insecure,” Sudabeh Mortezai’s “Macondo,” Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure,” Palestinian director Suha Arraf’s debut feature “Villa Touma,” Xin Yukun’s “Binguan – The Coffin in the Mountain” and Maciej Pieprzyca’s “Life Feels Good.”