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FESTIVALS: More and Pomegranate Orchard Take Top Prizes at Malatya IFF Featured

2017-11-17
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MALATYA: More / Daha directed by Onur Saylak won the Best Film Award in the National Competition of the 7th edition of the Malatya IFF at the closing ceremony on 16 November 2017. The Best Film Award of the International Competition was given to the Azerbaijan film Pomegranate Orchard by Ilgar Najaf.

More also won the Special Jury Award of the International Competition and Best Actor for Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan and Best Promising Young Actor for Hayat Van Eck in the National Competition.

At the opening ceremony, the festival bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award on Kim Dong-ho, founder and chairman of the Busan International Film Festival. The festival’s Honour Award was given to director Nacer Khemir. National honourary awards were presented to Turkish director Mesut Ucakan, actor Halil Ergun, actress Meral Orhonsay and dubbing artist Belkis Ozener. At the closing night ceremony an Honourary Award went to Iranian director Rakhshan Banietemad.

The following prizes were awarded:

International Awards

Crystal Apricot Best Film Award: Pomegranate Orchard (Azerbaijan)
Directed by Ilgar Najaf
 
Crystal Apricot Special Jury Award: Hayat Van Eck
More / Daha (Turkey)
Directed by Onur Saylak

International Best Short Film: Summer Time with My Mother (US)
Directed by Diana Lu

Special Awards

Prize for Best International Film for Pomegranate OrchardNETPAC Award: Blue Silence / Mavi Sessizlik
Directed by Bülent Öztürk  

SIYAD AWARD: Grain / Bugday
Directed by Semih Kaplanoğlu

Kemal Sunal Audience Award: Serial Cook / Sofra Sirlari
Directed by Ümit Ünal

Malatya Film Platform Awards

Trt Pre-Production Support Award: Birlikte Olecegiz
Family Films Production Support Award: Julia’ya Asik Olmak  

National Awards

Crystal Apricot Best Film Award: More / Daha
Crystal Apricot Best Director Award: Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak
Crystal Apricot Best Script Award: Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak
Crystal Apricot Best Cinematography Award: Giles Nuttgens for Grain / Bugday
Crystal Apricot Best Actress Award: Basak Koklukaya for Something Useful / Ise yarar bir sey
Directed by Pelin Esmer
Crystal Apricot Best Actor Award: Ahmet Mumtaz for More / Daha
Crystal Apricot Best Editing Award: Omer Gunuvar, Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak
Crystal Apricot Best Art Director Award: Naz Erayda for Grain / Bugday
Crystal Apricot Best Film Award Best Music Award: Korhan Futaci for The Bank of Broken Hearts / Kirik Kalpler Bankasi
Directed by Onur Ünlü
Crystal Apricot Special Jury Award: Eksi Bir for Orhan Oguzy
Crystal Apricot Best Supporting Actress Award: Oyku Karavel for Something Useful / Ise yarar bir sey
Crystal Apricot Best Supporting Actor Award: Mehmet Ozgur for Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak
Crystal Apricot Best Promising Young Actress Award: Incinur Dasdemir for Murtaza
Directed by Özgür Sevimli
Crystal  Apricot Best Promising Young Actor: Hayat Van Eck for More / Daha

Best Short Film Award: Ground Level / Kot Farki
Directed by Ayris Alptekin

Second Best Short Film Award: Story of a Job Interview / Bir Is Gorusmesi Hikayesi
Directed by Alkim Ozmen

Third Best Film Award: Toprak
Directed by Onur Yagiz

Special Jury Best Short Film Award: Vadi
Directed by Salih Toprak, Can Erkan

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