Taylan Brothers jury presidents at Golden Tulip

Taylan Brothers jury presidents at Golden Tulip

Taylan Brothers jury presidents at Golden Tulip Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) between April 5 and 17, the 36th Istanbul Film Festival announced the jury members for its National Golden Tulip Competition Turkish Cinema of the festival includes the National Golden Tulip Competition, National Documentary Competition and National Short Film Competition.

Durul Taylan and Yağmur Taylan, known as the Taylan Brothers,  will serve as the jury presidents of the festival’s National Golden Tulip Competition jury. 

The Taylan Brothers are known for their films and TV works over a wide range of genres such as psychological thriller, dark comedy and period drama. 

Their first feature film “Okul” (The School), a horror-teen comedy was followed by the psychological horror film “Küçük Kıyamet” (The Little Apocalypse), which won several awards. Their third feature film “Vavien” was a critical hit, winning the Best Picture and FIPRESCI Award at Istanbul Film Festival in 2010. 

The Taylan Brothers also worked behind the camera on internationally known TV projects such as “Yabancı Damat” (The Foreign Groom), which lasted 106 episodes, “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century) which reached international fame, and their current period drama “Vatanım Sensin” (You Are My Homeland). They currently reside in Los Angeles and are developing projects for Turkey-Middle East territories as well as for the U.S.

The other members of the National Golden Tulip Competition Jury are actor Nejat İşler, novelist, story writer and playwright Sema Kaygusuz, cinematographer Emre Erkmen, and film editor Çiçek Kahraman.

The National Golden Tulip Competition will award prizes in nine categories: Golden Tulip Best Film, Golden Tulip Best Director, Special Jury Award, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, and Best Music.