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Films to compete at 2nd Malatya International Film Festival

After the last year's tremendously successful first festival, Malatya Film Festival is now getting ready to bring the most exciting films to the audience between 18th to 24th November this year.


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 pre-jury  members Professor Doctor Oguz Onaran, Associate Doctor Berrin Yanikkaya and academic Levent Cantek have determined the eight films to compete in Malatya as follows;

‘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 of the best film award 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.


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