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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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The Best Film: The Future Last Forever

The awarded films of the 2nd Malatya International Film Festival were announced at the festival's glorious closing gala on 24th of November. ‘Migration’ main themed festival’s juries awarded the ‘Best of 2011’.

120 feature and short films from around 40 different countries were screened during the week full of activities. Sponsored by Manas Homes, the festival was organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation with the support of the Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation and Malatya Governorship and the Malatya Governor Ulvi Saran. Crystal Apricot ‘THE FUTURE LAST FOREVERNational Feature Film Competition jurors, Semir Aslanyürek, Senay Aydemir, Sevilay Çelenk, Eylem Yıldız, Serdar Orçin awarded Ozcan Alper’s ‘GELECEK UZUN SÜRER – THE FUTURE LASTS FOREVER’ for the best film for its success to translate the pain of the war and trauma in to the language of cinema.  

The International Feature Film Competition jurors, Mithat Alam, Roger Christian, Ludek Drizhal, Shahla Nahid and Andrea Roberti awarded Philippe LeGuay’sLES FEMMES DU 6ÉME ÉTAGE / THE WOMEN ON THE 6th FLOOR’ with the Best International Film.
The Other Awards 2011

Best International Director: Philippe LeGuayLES FEMMES DU 6ÉME ÉTAGE / THE WOMEN ON THE 6th FLOOR

Best Screenplay: SAKLI HAYATLAR - HIDDEN LIVES’ by Haluk Ünal

Best International Screenplay:  Carina Catelli with ‘EL DEDO / THE FINGER’ by Sergio Teubal

Best Short Film: ‘EKMEK – BREAD’ by Ahmet Taş

Best Actress: Salima Hamed with UNUTMA BENİ İSTANBUL - DO NOT FORGET ME ISTANBUL’ – A collective work.

Best International Actress: Natalia Verbeke with ‘LES FEMMES DU 6ÉME ÉTAGE / THE WOMEN ON THE 6th FLOOR’ by Philippe LeGuay

Best Actor: Volga Sorgu with MAR’  by Caner Erzincan

Best International Actor: Fabian Vena with ‘EL DEDO / THE FINGER’ by Sergio Teubal

Best music: Mustafa Biber with GELECEK UZUN SÜRER – THE FUTURE LASTS FOREVER’ by Özcan Alper

SIYAD (Cinema Writers’ Foundation) Jury Award: ‘MAR’ by Caner Erzincan

Jury Special Award: ‘MAR’ by Caner Erzincan

Jury Special Award for the Short Film:  TOROS CANAVARI ‘by Fırat Yavuz  

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