Antalya Mayor determines criteria for film festival
ISTANBULAntalya Mayor Menderes Türel has said people wearing t-shirts and jeans instead of a suit and tie would not be granted admittance to the Antalya International Film Festival this year, in an attempt to uphold the prestige of the event.
Speaking to daily Hürriyet columnist Cengiz Semercioğlu, Türel said, “We don’t have a criteria on wearing bow ties, but we won’t let ripped jeans or t-shirts in the hall. We will refuse those wearing [clothing] in this way.”
Stating they wished to keep the prestige of the festival, Türel said, “Just as a foreign director or an actor, who wears a suit and bow tie when receiving an award at a ceremony, ours [festival attendees] will come to the ceremony in this way. We will refuse the others [dressed inappropriately] at the entrance even if they receive an award at the ceremony.”
The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival, which was previously the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, will be held between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 in the southern province of Antalya.
The festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a legendary actress in cinematic history, Catherine Deneuve. A number of her films, including “The Brand New Testament,” “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and “Indochine,” will be screened as part of the festival.
Director and screenwriter Ömer Vargı will head the jury of the festival’s National Feature Film Competition.