Demirkubuz to head jury of Golden Tulip
ISTANBULWriter and director Zeki Demirkubuz will be the jury president at the Golden Tulip National Film Competition of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival to be held between April 4-19.
Demirkubuz began his film career as assistant director to Zeki Ökten in 1986. After this first film “Block C” (C Blok, 1994), Demirkubuz continued to work as an auteur and independent filmmaker, writing his own original screenplays. His second film, “Innocence” (Masumiyet, 1997) was screened at the Venice Film Festival and “The Third Page” (Üçüncü Sayfa, 1999) was screened at several festivals in Turkey and Europe, including Locarno and Rotterdam.
Demirkubuz then began to work on his trilogy “Tales of Darkness.” The first two parts of the trilogy “Fate” (Yazgı, 2001) and “Confession” (İtiraf, 2001) were screened at Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2002.
“The Waiting Room” (Bekleme Odası, 2003) in which Demirkubuz also played the leading role, concluded the trilogy. “Destiny” (Kader, 2006), the prequel to Innocence, “Envy” (Kıskanmak, 2009), was followed by “Inside” (Yeraltı, 2012), which won the best director, best actor, best fiction and Radikal Public Awards at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival.