Turkish-German director Fatih Akın receives Douglas-Sirk 2014 prize
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
Director Fatih Akın won the award for being a model for film producers.Turkish-German director Fatih Akın was presented with the Douglas-Sirk Prize 2014 at the Hamburg Film Festival.
“Akın is a model for the new generation of film producers both living in Turkey and Germany,” said festival director Albert Wiederspiegel.
The director is not only a model for Turkish-origin Germans but is also a special guide for them, he said.
Wiederspiegel said Akın’s films were mostly shot in Hamburg. “It allows our city to have a place in the world cinema map.”
The Douglas-Sirk Prize is named after Hamburg-born director Douglas Sirk and has been presented since 1995 to those who support film culture.
The prize was given to Akın on July 27 during the gala of his new film, “The Cut.”