Golden Boll Film Festival cancels ceremonies
DHA PhotoAdana Mayor Hüseyin Sözlü announced on Sept. 8 the opening and closing ceremonies of the 22nd Golden Boll Film Festival, to be held between Sept. 14 and 20 in the southern province of Adana, have been canceled because of the recent terror attacks in the country. All festival events were also canceled.
Making a statement to announce the change in the festival program, Sözlü said the recent increasing terror events had come to an uncontrollable level after the attacks in southeastern Dağlıca and eastern Iğdır, and it would not be possible to organize festival concerts and events in such an environment.
“Under these circumstances, we have decided to cancel the festival’s opening and closing ceremonies as well as concerts and other events. This year the Golden Boll Festival will continue with film screenings only. The results of the annual National Feature Film Competition, the National Student Film Competition and the Mediterranean Countries Short Film Competition, as well as the first Script Competition on the theme of Adana, will be announced via media,” the mayor said, offering condolences to the families of those martyred in the attacks.