53rd Antalya Film Festival to be held in October
The 53rd Antalya International Film Festival will be held this year between Oct. 16 and 23, IRNA reports.
At a recent press conference in Istanbul, Antalya Mayor Menderes Türel said they added two special film selections to the festival program related to the current political situation.
“We have dedicated one of the selections to the July 15 coup attempt martyrs and the other section will be on refugees. We will draw attention to this human tragedy,” Türel said.
The Golden Orange Labor Awards will be presented this year to dubbing artists Altan Karındaş and Toron Karacaoğlu, and the Honorary Award will be presented to director Feyzi Tuna and actor Yılmaz Gruda. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to veteran singer Emel Sayın.
Türel said the National Feature Film Competition has an award of 100,000 Turkish Liras, while the International Feature Film Competition award is 50,000 liras.
French actor Gerard Depardieu will be the guest of the festival this year and other guests would announced in the coming days, Türel stated, adding that the goal was to “make Antalya a city of the cinema industry.”