Women’s films ready to hit screen

Women’s films ready to hit screen

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Women’s films ready to hit screen

Actress Hale Soygazi will be presented the Honorary Award of the festival.

The Flying Broom International Women’s Films Festival will be organized from May 10 and 17 in Ankara. The festival that has been organized since 2003 for the memory of Bilge OLgaç, one of the most creative directors of Turkish cinema, will present the Success Awards to actresses Füsun Demirel and Serra Yılmaz. The Honorary Award of this year’s festival will be given to actress Hale Soygazi.

The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony of the festival on May 7 at the State Opera and Ballet.

The statement said that the festival would present a selection from one of the leading names of Moroccan cinema, Farida Benlyazid. The selection will be specially prepared by Turkish film critic Sevin Okyay for the 15th anniversary.

“The festival will bring together films from female directors from all around the world to make the labor of women visible. Among these directors will be Trinh Minh-ha, Saara Cantell, Teresa Villaverde and Debra Zimmerman,” said the statement.

There will also be a short film competition in the festival. The theme of the completion is “Can I Call You Father?”