Bosphorus Film Festival program launched
The Bosphorus International Film Festival, organized with the support of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the General Directorate of Cinema, will start on Oct. 26.
During the competition, a total of 88 movies by 90 directors from 41 countries will be showcased.
"Hosting a special selection of the best films of the year, the National Feature Film Competition will provide one film with a 100,000 Turkish Liras ($16,670) Grand Prix.
“And 18 films will be competing for the awards worth 50,000 liras ($8,330) in total in the Short Fiction and Documentary Film Competition," the competition's official website said.
Monetary awards will also be provided to winners of best director, best actor, best actress, best screenwriting, best cinematography and best editing categories.
Under the presidency of Turkish director Serdar Akar, the jury also consists of actress Begüm Birgoren, director Andaç Haznedaroğlu, last year's winner of the best film award; scriptwriter Ercan Mehmet Erdem, and Mehmet Aksin, director of photography.
This year, 10 films will be judged: “Güvercin” (The Pigeon) by Banu Sıvacı; “Tuzdan Kaide” (The Pillar of Salt) by Burak Çevik; “Sükut Evi” (House of Serenity) by Cafer Özgül; “Anons” (The Announcement) by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun; “Halef” (Successor) by Murat Düzgünoğlu; “Babamın Kemikleri” (My Father’s Bones) by Özkan Çelik, “Son Çıkış” (Siren’s Call) by Ramin Matin, “Güven” (Trust) by Sefa Öztürk Çolak, “Kaos” (Chaos) by Semir Aslanyürek and “Borç” (Debt) by Vuslat Saraçoğlu.
This year's festival features the FIYAB Production Award, which will be awarded by the Film Producers' Professional Association (FIYAB). The 10,000 liras award aims to support independent filmmaking.
The short-film competition will feature 10 fictions and eight documentary shorts. Each winner will receive 10,000 liras.
The screenings of the festival will take place in Istanbul's Atlas, Beyoğlu and Kadıköy movie theaters. The festival tickets will be on sale at mobilet.com.