The films featured within the National Feature Films Competition of the Ankara International Film Festival, organized by the World Mass Media Research Foundation with the assist of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for the 31st time, have been introduced.
The pageant, initially scheduled to be held in June however postponed due to the worldwide pandemic, will probably be held at the Kızılay Magic Lantern Cinema from Sept. 3-11, 2020. The movies that will probably be screened at the group will meet the viewers for the primary time within the capital Ankara and in film theaters. Screenings will happen in situations the place the viewers will really feel protected and within the halls the place COVID-19 measures will probably be taken, with a 50% occupancy fee.
While a complete of 23 movies utilized for the pageant, 9 out of them had been chosen by the pre-jury consisting of educational Ali Karadoğan, World Mass Media Research Foundation President Irfan Demirkol and produder Zeynep Ünal. The productions to compete at the National Feature Films Competition are Cihan Sağlam’s “Uzun Zaman Önce” (Long Time Ago), Erkan Yazıcı’s “Uzak Ülke” (Faraway Land), Eylem Kaftan’s “Kovan” (The Hive), Faysal Soysal’s “Ceviz Ağacı” (Silenced Tree), Leyla Yılmaz’s “Bilmemek” (Not Knowing), Maryna Er Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadır Er’s “Omar and Us,” Mehmet Emin Yıldırım’s “Şair” (The Poet), Onur Ünlü’s “Topal Şükran’ın Maceraları” (Adventures of Şükran the Lame) and Ümit Ünal’s “Aşk, Büyü, vs.” (Love, Magic, and so on.)
The National Feature Film Competition jury, chaired by director Yeşim Ustaoğlu and composed of movie editor Aylin Zoi Tinel, actor Berkay Ateş, actress Tuğçe Altuğ and film critic Uğur Vardan, will hand out prizes in 12 classes. The movie to be deemed worthy of the Best Film Award will probably be awarded TL 50,000 ($7,303) whereas the movie to win the Mahmut Tali Öngören Special Award, the place the primary movies are evaluated, will probably be introduced TL 10,000. The winners of the pageant will probably be introduced at the pageant’s award ceremony on Sept. 11.