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Malatya International Film Festival

MIFF has been established in 2010 by the Malatya Governership and organised by the Malatya Apricot Research-Develeopment and Promotion Foundation. Every year in November Festival brings together the audience with the most qualified productions throughout the world and also, besides the competition excitement it has been a full cinema week with many events for five years. 
MIFF has hosted more than 2000 cinema proffessional from Turkey and abroad so far. Some of the best known guests who have been in Malatya for the festival are Nastassja Kinski (2014), Jim Stark (2013), Rade Serbedzija (2013), John Sayles (2012) Otar Iosseliani (2010).
7th  Malatya International Film Festival will open its curtains for the cinegoers and residents in Malatya on 04.11.2016 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 10th 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.
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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
2nd Malatya International Film Festival will also be screening special selection of movies during the festival. The festival goers will have a chance to enjoy to see more National and International films under the sections including; ‘Hometown on the Other Side’, ‘Panorama’, ‘Wim Wenders’. The festival will offer film making and editing workshops, exhibitions, panels and it will close its curtains on the 24th November with the closing ‘Award Night’. -END- For further information please contact;Ms. Müge Çetinkaya; T: +90 (0) 212 256 49 91, 56

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