Golden Oranges jury taking final shape

Golden Oranges jury taking final shape

Golden Oranges jury taking final shape

The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary between Oct 4 and 11. DHA photo

Renowned directors Reis Çelik and Ümit Ünal will take charge of the grand jury at the 50th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 4 to 11 in the southern province of Antalya.

Veteran actress Türkan Şoray, the “sultan” of Turkish cinema, will head the festival’s national jury, which will also include Greek composer and pianist Eleni Karaindrou.

Sixty-eight films that have been submitted to the festival will be evaluated by a pre-selection jury in the first week of September. The selected films will then be evaluated by the grand jury at the event.

According to a statement made by Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, this year the winner of the best film award will win 350,000 Turkish Liras while the runner-up will win 100,000 liras. The best director, meanwhile, will win 55,000 liras, the best scenario 35,000 liras and the best director of photography and the best music will share 30,000 liras apiece.

Documentary made for 50th year

For the 50th anniversary of the festival, a documentary film is being produced by Nebil Özgenturk and his team.

The film will cover many historical areas and venues, and will also include interviews with writers and journalists on the different eras of the festival. The film will focus on the 50 years of the festival and the developments it has experienced over time.

Archeology Professor Nevzat Çevik discusses Antalya in the documentary while urban historian Hüseyin Çimrin explained Antalya in the 1950s.

The making of the festival and how it first originated is also featured in the documentary.