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