Turkish film 'Black Night' and Martín Boulocq's 'The Visitor' win top prizes at Antalya

The 59th edition of the festival saw world cinema and Turkish films alike walk away winners.
Turkish film 'Black Night' and Martín Boulocq's 'The Visitor' win top prizes at Antalya

The Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has just come to an end and the prizes were announced. Among the award-winning titles, in the International Competition the Bolivia/Uruguay production The Visitor, directed by Martín Boulocq won Best Film, and the Special Jury Prize went to Israeli Ukrainian drama Valeria is Getting Married by Michal Vinik, with Damian Kocur winning Best Director for Bread and Salt, which was a festival favorite. The Polish film deals with the ideas of belonging and being a foreigner in one's own country. The International Competition Jury featured Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca, French-American actor Jean-Marc Barr, Russian-born film curator and critic Nikolaj Nikitin, Arte France director Olivier Père, and Icelandic director and screenwriter Valdimar Jóhannsson.

In the National Competition, the Best Film Award was handed to Black Night, directed by Özcan Alper, with Mirror, Mirror directed by Belmin Söylemez, written by Haşmet Topaloğlu also securing a Jury Prize, and Snow and the Bear, directed by Selcen Ergun, produced by Nefes Polat securing a Best First Film award.

The National Feature Film Competition Jury featured as President the screenwriter-director-producer Yeşim Ustaoğlu, and she was joined by actor-director Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan, the screenwriter-director Azra Deniz Okyay, musician Harun Tekin, poet Haydar Ergülen, actress Nurgül Yeşilçay and cinematographer Uğur İçbak.

For the complete list, check out all the winners below.

National Short Film Competition Awards

Special Jury Award: Hell is Empty, All the Devils Are Here - Özgürcan Uzunyaşa

Best Short Film: You All & I Alone - Barış Kefeli ve Nükhet Taner

National Documentary Film Competition Awards

Special Jury Award: Duet- Ekin İlbağ, İdil Akkuş

Best Documentary: Who is Mihri – Berna Gençalp

International Feature Film Competition Awards

Best International Film: The Visitor - Martín Boulocq

Special Jury Award: Valeria is Getting Married - Michal Vinik

Best Director: Bread and Salt – Damian Kocur

Best Actress: Marina Foïs for The Beasts

Best Actor: Pejman Jamshidi for Dustland

National Feature Film Competition Awards

Best Film: Black Night – Özcan Alper, Soner Alper, Necati Akpınar

Dr. Avni Tolunay Special Jury Award: Mirror Mirror – directed by Belmin Söylemez, written by Haşmet Topaloğlu

Behlül Dal Best First Film Award: Snow and the Bear – Selcen Ergun, Nefes Polat

Best Director: Emin Alper – Burning Days

Cahide Sonku Award: Çiğdem Mater - Burning Days

Best Screenplay: Murat Uyurkulak, Özcan Alper – Black Night

Best Actress: Merve Dizdar for Snow and the Bear

Best Actor: Selahattin Paşalı for Burning Days and Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu for RSPV (Please Respond)

Best Cinematography: Christos Karamanis – Burning Days

Best Music: Stefan Will – Burning Days

Best Editing: Özcan Vardar, Eytan İpeker – Burning Days

Best Art Director: Meral Efe Yurtseven, Yunus Emre Yurtseven – Iguana Tokyo

Best Supporting Actress: Laçin Ceylan for Mirror Mirror

Best Supporting Actor: Erol Babaoğlu for Burning Days

Turkish Film Critics’ Association (Siyad) Best Film Award: Burning Days – Emin Alper

Turkish Film Directors’ Association (Film-Yön) Best Director Award: Emin Alper – Burning Days

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