Malatya Film Fest ends with Yozgat Blues film
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The best director award in the ceremony has went to Yozgat Blues movie director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun.The fourth Malatya Film Festival has ended with an awards ceremony. The ceremony, held in Malatya Congress Center, honored many directors and films.
In the National Film Contest, “Yozgat Blues” received the best film award. The director of the movie, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, and the producer Halil Kardaş, received the award from Malatya governor Vali Vasip Şahin. Şahin said Malatya cinema lovers had enjoyed six days full of cinema.
Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun said this was a very important award for them. The festival also presented the Kemal Sunal Public Award. The award went to Eve Dönüş Sarıkamış 1915 (Back to Home Sarıkamış 1915).
The best director award also went to Yozgat Blues movie director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun. “The best Scenario” award went to Lusin Dink.
“The best actress” award went to İpek Türkan Kaynak for the movie Kusursuzlar (Impeccable).
Earlier, Palestinian director Rashid Masharawi and Turkish actors and actresses Eşref Kolçak, Murat Soydan, Muhterem Nur and Filiz Akın were announced as this year’s recipients of the festival’s honorary awards. The quintet received their accolades at an event on the opening day of the festival.
The films screened at the festival included 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.