Film on Istanbul best at Rabat Film Festival
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul,’ which consists of six, 15-minute short films by six different directors, wins the Best Film Award at the Rabat Film Festival in Morocco.“Unutma Beni Istanbul” (Don’t Forget Me, Istanbul), has won the Best Film Award at the 18th International Rabat Film Festival in Rabat, Morocco.
Mehmet Güleryüz, the chairman of Motion Pictures and Television Production Owners Association, announced that Hüseyin Karabey’s film had won the award at the festival, which took place between June 22 and 30 in Rabat, Morrocco.
The film consists of six, 15-minute short films by six different directors. The directors include Eric Narzarian, an Armenian living in the United States, Aida Begic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hany Abu-Assad of Palestine, Omar Shargawi of Denmark, Stergios Niziris of Greece and Stefan Arsenijevic of Serbia, while the script consultant is Petros Markaris. It was a project supported by the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture agency.
Turkey took part in the 18th International Rabat Film Festival as a “Guest of Honor” with the films “Bal” (Honey) by Semih Kaplanoğlu, “Kosmos” (Cosmos) by Reha Erdem, “Çoğunluk” (Majority) by Seren Yüce, “Babam ve Oğlum” (My Father and My Son) by Çağan Irmak, “Yol” (The Road) by Yılmaz Güney and Şerif Gönen, and “New York’ta Beş Minare” (Five Minarets in New York) by Mahsun Kırmızıgül.
In addition, Turkish director Ertem Göreç won the festival’s “Honor Award.”