Turkey ups award money for best national film at Istanbul Film Festival

The 30th International Istanbul Film Festival will take place between April 2-17, 2011, a statement from Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts said.

Turkey ups award money for best national film at Istanbul Film Festival

Turkey's culture ministry will present a 150,000 Turkish lira award to the movie that will win the "Golden Tulip" at the national competition category of next year's International Istanbul Film Festival (1 U.S. dollar is equal to 1.51 TL).

The 30th International Istanbul Film Festival will take place between April 2-17, 2011, a statement from Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts (IKSV) said on Tuesday.

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry, which presents a monetary prize to the "best national film" of the festival every year, has raised its previous 50,000 TRL award to 150,000 TRL, the statement said.

The ministry will also bestow 50,000 TRL to the "best director" and 10,000 TRL to the "best actor and actress" of the national competition category.

The winner of the "Special Prize of the Jury" will also be presented with a monetary prize of 30,000 TRL at the upcoming festival, IKSV said.

Applications by national film-makers who are willing to participate in next year's event will be accepted until February 2, 2011, IKSV's statement added.

The International Istanbul Film Festival was first presented as a film week in the summer of 1982, within the framework of the International Istanbul Festival. Beginning in 1984, the event became a separate activity and was shifted to April.

Accredited by FIAPF since 1989, the festival features a thematically specialized international competition, provides a showcase for recent Turkish film productions, and thus represents a rewarding medium where Turkish and foreign film-makers get together. The festival also draws a special interest to world classics, presenting retrospective sections within its programs particularly attended by young audiences.

The event, whose aim is "to encourage the development of cinema in Turkey, to help Turkish cinema attain international recognition and to promote films of quality in the Turkish market", has also introduced international institutions and organizations like EURIMAGES and EFDO to the Turkish market.


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