Malatya Film Fest announces awards
Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi will be receiving an honorary award in Malatya fest.The fourth Malatya International Film Festival will be held this year between Nov. 15 and 21 in the eastern Anatolian province of Malatya. Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi along with Turkish actors and actresses Eşref Kolçak, Murat Soydan, Muhterem Nur and Filiz Akın, have been announced as recipients of the industry accolade. The “Honorary Awards” will be presented to the recipients at the Festival’s award ceremony to be held at the Malatya Congress and Cultural Center on the night of Nov. 15. Another Honorary Award recipient will be Palestinian Director Rashid Masharawi.
Festival screens 130 films
The festival, which will be screening 130 films, has received support from various industry personalities, in particular producers Osman Alkan and Hüseyin Hüsnü Kılıç; cinema historian Alin Taşçıyan; directors Nazif Tunç and Gökhan Yorgancıgil and academic Hülya Uçansu.
The films to be screened will include works from acclaimed directors; the latest from independent cinema; short-films and documentaries from Turkey and around the world; as well as local and international films. Most of the screenings in the festival will take place with the attendance of directors and artists who will then hold seminars.