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Malatya that hosts world's oldest palace and king's tomb, hosted its first film festival on the dates between 26.11.2010 and 02.12.2010. The cinegoers in Malatya enjoyed a week full of activities and qualified programmes that are composed of the principal productions screened in the worldwide-known leading film festivals and gained appreciation of the critics and audiences. In the charge of the Malatya Governor, Mr. Ulvi Saran, 2nd Malatya International Film Festival will open its curtains for the cinegoers and residents in Malatya on 18.11.2011 by the organization of Malatya Governorate and Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation. Besides providing an opportunity for the audiences to meet with the qualified productions from all over the world, the festival will provide an enjoyable week full of activities. This exhausting but pleasant festival marathon will end after the Award Ceremony which will take place on the 24th November, Thursday. During the Festival, approximately 150 films - 65 feature films, together with the documentary and short films - will meet with the cinegoers. The Festival programme which is composed of the current films, as well as the last productions of the qualified film-makers and the first movies of the newly discovered young film-makers, will meet with the audiences in Malatya. The festival with its previous success on the international features and national short films competitions, has included the national features competition to its festival programme in order to provide moral and material support to the cinema sector.
Count down to the 2nd. Malatya International Film Festival
2nd. Malatya International Film Festival will be held from 18th to 24th November 2011. With the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship, festival is led by Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran and organized by Global Mass Communication Studies Foundation. The Festival’s, ‘National Feature’, ‘International Feature’ and ‘Short Film’ Competition juries, general programme and its theme are announced with a press conference in Istanbul on the 26th of October. In his opening speech, the Governor of Malatya M.Ulvi Saran said; "We are very proud to host a festival for cinema which is referred to be the ‘7th Art’ in the art world. The interest to the festival was immense last year. This year, we are adding the ‘National Full-length Feature Film’ category to the competition. I hope that Malatya Film Festival will become one of the most important film festivals in Turkey.” The main theme of the festival is ‘Migration’The festival is going to mark the 50th year of the Turkish workers’ migration to the Germany. There will be thematic film screenings and events taking place during the festival. The Jury - International CompetitionMithat Alam, Roger Christian, Ludek Drizhal, Shahla Nahid The International Films to compete ‘VISUL LUI ADALBERT- ADALBERT’S DREAM’, Gabriel Achim, Romania‘LES FEMMES DU 6’IEME ETAGE -THE WOMEN ON TH 6TH FLOOR’, Philippe LeGuay, France‘A JAMAA - THE MOSQUE’, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, Morocco-France-‘MOI, MICHEL G. MILLIARDAIRE MAITRE DU MONDE - MICHEL G. KING OF THE WORLD’, Stéphane Kazandjian, France, Belgium‘EL DEDO - THE FINGER’, Sergio Teubal, Argentina‘DI 36 GE GU SHI - TAIPEI EXHANGES’, Ya-chuan Hsiao Taiwan ‘TERRI’, Azazel Jacobs USA
National Film Competition
‘SEPTEMBER’ Eylül by Cemil Ağacıkoğlu (World Premiere at 35th Montreal World Film Festival) ‘FUTURE LASTS FOREVER’ Gelecek Uzun Sürer by Özcan Alper (Contemporary World Cinema, TIFF 2011)‘WHITE AS SNOW’ Kar Beyaz by Selim Güneş (Festivals and Awards)‘LITTLE SINS’ Küçük Günahlar by Rıza Kıraç‘SNAKE’ Mar by Caner Erzincan‘HIDDEN LIVES’ Saklı Hayatlar by Haluk Ünal‘DO NOT FORGET ME ISTANBUL’ Unutma Beni İstanbul - collective work of Eric Nazarian(Armenia,USA), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia) – Mirko, Omar Shargawi (Palestine - Denmark), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Half Moon Strangers, Aida Begic,(Bosnia – Herzogovina), Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine), Josefina Markarian (Greece). Artistic director Hüseyin Karabey ‘ZENNE DANCER’ Zenne by M. Caner Alper and Mehmet Binay The jury will evaluate the competing films in six different categories, including; the best film, best director, best actress, best actor, best script and best music.The winner will receive the ‘Crystal Apricot Award’ for Best National Feature Film; as well as approximately $16,000 cash prize. The winner of the ’Best Director Award’ will receive approximately $5,500 and the winners of the other categories will be awarded with approximately $3,300 each.The other award categories will be rewarded with;Best International/Foreign Film €15,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’Best International/Foreign Director €5,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’Best Screenplay €3,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’Best Actress €3,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’Best Actor €3,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’Best Music €3,000 and ‘Crystal Apricot Award’A week of Art
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