Turkish movies at Red Tulip Film Fest
ROTTERDAM - Anatolia News Agency
Actress Demet Akbağ has received her award from from the Rotterdam consulate, Togan Oral. AA PhotoThe First Red Tulip Film Festival, which aims to promote Turkish films in the Netherlands, has opened in Rotterdam.
The festival, which runs until June 9, will screen 26 Turkish films.
The festival opened with a screening of Erden Kıral’s “Burden” (Yük), and the presentation of an honorary award to Demet Akbağ in recognition of her success.
The competition part of the festival will include films such as Derviş Zaim’s “Cycle” (Devir), Ahmet Sönmez’s “Farewell Katya” (Elveda Katya), Çiğdem Vitrinel’s “The Rest” (Geriye Kalanlar), Pelin Esmer’s “Watchtower” (Gözetleme Kulesi), Reha Erdem’s “Gin” (Jin), Reis Çelik’s “Silent Night” (Lal) and Emin Alpar’s “Beyond the hill” (Tepenin Ardı).
A jury will select the best film, to be rewarded with a prize of 5,000 euros.
At the opening of the festival, Erden Kıral thanked the organizers. Demet Akbağ received her award from the Rotterdam consulate, Togan Oral. Akbağ said those festivals had also gathered people living abroad.