59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Announces Line-Up for National Feature Film Competition!

The 10 films selected for the much anticipated National Feature Film Competition of the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival have been unveiled. The Festival will be hosted by the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality from October 1-8, 2022 with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Ten Films to Compete in National Feature Competition!

Forty-six productions were submitted this year to the National Feature Film Competition, which will be presenting Golden Orange Awards in 14 categories. The preselection committee, comprising Sevin Okyay, Mehmet Acar and Muammer Brav, has now drawn up a shortlist of 10 films, all of which will be premiering in Turkey at the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.

The competition line-up is as follows: Belmin Söylemez’s Mirror, Mirror (Ayna Ayna); A Hope (Bir Umut), directed by Ümit Köreken; Onur Ünlü’s new film, Hollow (Bomboş); A Woman Escapes (Gidiş O Gidiş), co-directed by Burak Çevik, Sofia Bohdanovicz and Blake Williams; Hara, directed by Atalay Taşdiken; Kaan Müjdeci’s Iguana Tokyo; Snow and the Bear (Kar ve Ayı), directed by Selcen Ergun; Özcan Alper’s Black Night (Karanlık Gece); Burning Days (Kurak Günler), the latest film from Emin Alper; and RSVP (Please Respond) (LCV [Lütfen Cevap Veriniz]), co-directed by İsmet Kurtuluş and Kaan Arıcı.

Of the 10 competition titles, six will be world premiering at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, as well as premiering in Turkey. They include: Belmin Söylemez’s Mirror, Mirror (Ayna Ayna), Onur Ünlü’s Hollow (Bomboş), Atalay Taşdiken’s Hara, Kaan Müjdeci’s Iguana Tokyo, Özcan Alper’s Black Night (Karanlık Gece), and İsmet Kurtuluş and Kaan Arıcı’s RSVP (Please Respond) (LCV [Lütfen Cevap Veriniz]). The competition jury will award a total of TL 840 thousand in prize money across the 14 categories.

The 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is chaired by the Mayor of Antalya, Muhittin Böcek, and executive directed by Cansel Tuncer, while Ahmet Boyacıoğlu takes on the role of Festival director and Başak Emre of artistic director. The Antalya Film Forum is co-directed by Armağan Lale and Pınar Evrenosoğlu.

59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

October 1-8, 2022



Mirror, Mirror (Ayna Ayna) / Belmin Söylemez

A Hope (Bir Umut) / Ümit Köreken

Hollow (Bomboş) / Onur Ünlü

A Woman Escapes (Gidiş O Gidiş) / Burak Çevik, Sofia Bohdanowicz, Blake Williams

Hara / Atalay Taşdiken

Iguana Tokyo / Kaan Müjdeci

Snow and the Bear (Kar ve Ayı) / Selcen Ergun

Black Night (Karanlık Gece) / Özcan Alper

Burning Days (Kurak Günler) / Emin Alper

RSVP (Please Respond) (LCV [Lütfen Cevap Veriniz]) / İsmail Kurtuluş, Kaan Arıcı