Focus of world film industry and generating tremendous interest since its first day, the 54th International Antalya Film Festival closed with a magnificent ceremony. Awards in 8 categories were given in the night where world famous and award-winning directors whose films were in the official selection, world famous industry professionals, famous stars of Turkish TV and film industry and fans in Antalya came together.
Winners of “Antalya Film Forum” which has become an important European industry event of International Antalya Film Festival have been announced. During the award ceremony held at Antalya Cultural Center on October 26th, Antalya Mayor and Festival Director Menderes Türel said in his speech, “The Forum, which we provide with the biggest financial support, has proved that it’s one of the most important aspects of our festival in taking it to the world stage.”
World famous and multi award-winning Mexican director Michel Franco, who shot winner of 2017 Un Certain Regard Jury Prize “April’s Daughter,” a film on the official selection of the 54th International Antalya Film Festival, met with fans in Antalya. Speaking about directing, his films and life, Franco said, “Growing old is my biggest obsession.’’
The 54th International Antalya Film Festival continues with film screenings and Q&As with screenwriters, directors and producers. World famous Bosnian director Danis Tanovic answered questions at a press conference. Tanovic mentioned the Bosnian War and said that he was only a student when he first picked up a camera and started shooting a war film. On how he doesn’t have music in his films, Tanovic said that he lets the audience choose.
Stars will shine at the closing ceremony of the 54th International Antalya Film Festival on October 27th. World famous actors Lindsay Lohan, Matt Dillon, Anthony Delon and Adrian Greiner; Bria Vinaite and Mela Murder who star in “Florida Project;” actress of “The Guest” Saba Mubarak; “April’s Daughter” star Joanna Larequi and Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan who is married to Jury President Elia Süleiman will meet with Antalya locals.
The 54th International Antalya Film Festival commemorates masters of Turkish cinema with “Yeşilçam On Stage,” a cabaret which is presented at the festival every day. One of the most exciting events of the festival, “Yeşilçam On Stage” meets with Antalya locals every day on different stages.
Children and their families showed huge interest in the special section of the 54th International Antalya Film Festival, “Films for Young People”. Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Antalya and Festival Director Menderes Türel got together with Antalya’s new generation of movie fans at the section which plans to welcome 6000 children during the festival.