Golden Orange contest films announced
A scene from Kaan Müjdeci‘s “Sivas.”The films that will compete at the 51st International Golden Orange Film Festival have been announced. Twelve films will compete at the festival, which will be organized between Oct. 10 and 18.
According to a statement made by the Antalya Municipality, films from notable directors, as well as the ones of young representatives of Turkish cinema will be in the festival’s film contest.
After the condition premiere was lifted, 57 films applied to the festival this year, according to the statement. A jury, made up of Alin Taşçıyan, Atalay Taşdiken, Serkan Çakarer and Sevin Okyay, selected 12 films, which reflect the variety in contemporary Turkish cinema. The films will compete in 14 categories, including SİYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association), Film-Yön and Viewers awards. Five of these films are also nominees for the Best First Film Award.
The films to compete for the festival’s grand award include Derviş Zaim’s “Balık,” Ayşim Türkmen Keskin’s “Çekmeköy Underground,” Çiğdem Vitrinel’s “Fakat Müzeyyen Bu Derin Bir Tutku,” Ömer Uğur’s “Guruldayan Kalpler,” Onur Ünlü’s “İtirazım Var,” Ayhan Sonyürek’s “İyi Biri,” Erol Mintaş’s “Klama Dayika Min / Annemin Şarkısı,” Melisa Önel ‘s “Kumun Tadı,” Kutluğ Ataman’s “Kuzu,” Murat Düzgünoğlu’s “Neden Tarkovski Olamıyorum,” Osman Levent Soyarslan’s “Oflu Hoca’yı Aramak” and Kaan Müjdeci‘s “Sivas.”
Each edition of the festival will henceforth focus on the cinema of a particular country. This year’s country of choice will be Spain, with festival organizers preparing a screening list of contemporary Spanish films, as well as a retrospective for a Spanish director yet to be decided.