Adana Film Festival celebrates 25th year

Adana Film Festival celebrates 25th year

Adana Film Festival celebrates 25th year

Aleksey Fedorchenko

The 25th International Adana Film Festival will be held this year between Sept. 25 and 30 in the southern province of Adana. 

Organized by the Adana Metropolitan Municipality, the festival collaborates with the French Cannes and the Dutch Rode Tulp film festivals. 

The festival awards will be distributed in five categories: The International Feature Film Competition, the National Feature Film Competition, the International Short Film Competition, the National Students’ Short Film Competition and the Adana Short Film Competition. The festival will also give special awards this year in celebration of its 25th year. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award of the festival will be presented to director Şerif Gören and the Honorary Awards to veteran actor Cüneyt Arkın, actress Muhterem Nur, actor Ahmet Mekin and actor Süleyman Turan. The Vision Holder Director Award, which was initiated last year by the festival committee, will be given to Russian director Aleksey Fedorchenko. 

The main awards of this year’s festival will be 350,000 Turkish Liras for the best film, 75,000 liras for the Yılmaz Güney Award, 25,000 liras for the best director and 20,000 liras for the best actor and best actress. 

During the festival, selected films from Turkey will be shown. There will also be talks, exhibitions, award ceremonies and concerts throughout the festival.