The 39th Istanbul Film Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), was postponed in mid-April amid considerations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. The pageant has since set new dates for the National Competition and National Short Film Competition together with extra screenings. While each competitions might be held July 17-28, different screenings will even be supplied Oct. 9-20.
Eleven feature movies and 12 quick movies will take part within the competitions, which might be held with the help of Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM). In the open-air cinema to be established at SSM, one feature movie and one quick movie might be screened at 9 p.m. each evening. The screenings will embody the participation of movie crews. These movies will even be streamed on the web site of IKSV on the identical dates.
Other screenings of the 39th Istanbul Film Festival might be supplied Oct. 9-20. The program of the pageant, which might be held with movie pageant Filmekimi, might be introduced on social media and the pageant’s web site.
The Turkish Cinema part, primarily that includes movies that may debut on the pageant, is being held for the 31st time this 12 months.
Following the screenings, movies to win awards within the National Competition and National Short Film Competition might be introduced on the awards ceremony at SSM on July 28.
The world premiere of the biopic “Iyi ki Yapmışım” (“Glad I did it!“), directed by Selçuk Metin, which focuses on actor Metin Akpınar’s life along with his personal narration and testimony from his kinfolk, might be held after the award ceremony with the participation of Akpınar. “Iyi ki Yapmışım” might be featured on the pageant program in October.
Golden Tulip Award
Eleven movies produced within the 2019-2020 season will compete for the Golden Tulip Award on the 39th Istanbul Film Festival National Competition.
The winners of the Golden Tulip National Competition might be awarded in 9 classes: Best Film, Best Director, Special Prize of the Jury, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing and Best Original Music. The Best Film winner might be awarded TL 200,000 ($29,163), the Best Director and Special Prize of the Jury winners might be awarded TL 50,000 every, and the Best Actress and Best Actor winners might be given TL 10,000 every. The National Competition jury is headed by director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun and contains producer Sevil Demirci, actor Berk Hakman, cinematographer Deniz Eyüboğlu Aydın and author Hakan Bıçakçı.
The Golden Tulip National Competition options the movies: “Bina” (“The Antenna”) by Orçun Behram, “Plaza” by Anıl Gelberi, “Nasipse Adayız” (“You Know Him”) by Ercan Kesal, “Körleşme” (“Going Blind”) by Hacı Orman, “Ceviz Ağacı” (“Silenced Tree”) by Faysal Soysal, “Aşk, Büyü vs.” (“Love, Spells and All That”) by Ümit Ünal, “Topal Şükran’ın Maceraları” (“Adventures of Şükran the Lame”) by Onur Ünlü, “Uzak Ülke” (“Faraway Land”) by Erkan Yazıcı, “Şair” (“The Poet”) by Mehmet Emin Yıldırım, “Bilmemek” (“Not Knowing”) by Leyla Yılmaz and “Soluk” (“Breath”) by Özkan Yılmaz.
In the National Short Film Competition, 12 movies will vie for the title and a TL 5,000 prize. The National Short Film Competition jury contains director Konstantina Kotzamani, director Gökalp Gönen and actor Boran Kuzum. The quick movies that may compete are: “Büyük Istanbul Depresyonu” (“The Great Istanbul Depression”) by Zeynep Dilan Süren, “Bir Yazdan Izlenimler” (“Impressions of a Summer”) by Ayça Çiftçi, “Yolcular” (“Pilgrims”) by Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari, “Free Fun” by Fehmi Öztürk, “Yağmur Olup Şehre Düşüyorum” (“I’m Raining Down into the City”) by Kasım Ördek, “Ahtapot” (“Octopus”) by Engin Erden, “Siyah Güneş” (“Black Sun”) by Arda Çiltepe, “#21xoxo” by Sine Özbilge and Imge Özbilge, “Evde Yok” (“As If I Never Existed”) by Murat Emir Eren, “Kulak Misafiri” (“Eavesdropper”) by Ahmet Toğaç, “Göremediğimiz Tüm Işıklar” (“All the Light We Cannot See”) by Şeyhmus Altun and “CemileSezgin” by Aylin Kuryel and Raşel Meseri.
The pageant will even current the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize in memoriam of director and producer Seyfi Teoman, who died in 2012. The director who wins this award might be granted TL 30,000 by means of CMYLMZ Fikirsanat, an organization that designs and implements productions for cinema, TV, the stage and different media, to encourage subsequent works.