The 29th International Istanbul Film Festival has begun in Turkey.
The film festival organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) will continue till April 18 and host more than 200 films by 243 directors from 57 different countries.
A series of meetings, panel discussions, workshops and seminars will also take place on the sidelines of the festival.
Eleven films competing for the International Golden Tulip Awards are as follows:
"Gainsbourg" by Joann Sfar, "Nowhere Boy" by Sam Taylor Wood, "All that I Love" by Jacek Borcuch, "Mademoiselle Chambon" by Stephane Brize, "I Killed My Mother" by Xavier Dolan, "Undertow" by Javier Fuentes-Leo, "V.O.S." by Cesc Gay, "The Last Station" by Michael Hoffman, "Face" by Tsai Ming-Liang, "Phobidilia" by Yoav Paz and Doron Paz, and "The Misfortunates" by Felix Van Groeningen.
The awards will be given at a ceremony on April 17.
In the National Competition, eleven films will compete: "The Children of Diyarbakir" by Miraz Bezar, "Brought by the Sea" by Nesli Colgecen, "Envy" by Zeki Demirkubuz, "Love, Bitter" by Taner Elhan, "Jolly Life" by Yilmaz Erdogan, "In Darkness" by Cagan Irmak, "A Step into the Darkness" by Atil Inac, "Honey" by Semih Kaplanoglu, "Vavien" by Yagmur Taylan-Durul Taylan, "The Voice" by Umit Unal and "Five Cities" by Onur Unlu.
The Council of Europe Film Award (FACE) will be given to a film that raises public awareness and interest in human rights issues and creates better understanding of their importance. This year's jury president is Marco Bechis, who won the award last year with his film "Birdwatchers".
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 03 Nisan 2010, 13:16