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:
Crystal Apricot Best Film Award: Pomegranate Orchard (Azerbaijan)Directed by Ilgar Najaf Crystal Apricot Special Jury Award: Hayat Van EckMore / Daha (Turkey)Directed by Onur Saylak
International Best Short Film: Summer Time with My Mother (US)Directed by Diana Lu
NETPAC Award: Blue Silence / Mavi SessizlikDirected by Bülent Öztürk
SIYAD AWARD: Grain / BugdayDirected by Semih Kaplanoğlu
Kemal Sunal Audience Award: Serial Cook / Sofra SirlariDirected by Ümit Ünal
Malatya Film Platform Awards
Trt Pre-Production Support Award: Birlikte OlecegizFamily Films Production Support Award: Julia’ya Asik Olmak
Crystal Apricot Best Film Award: More / DahaCrystal Apricot Best Director Award: Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari SicakCrystal Apricot Best Script Award: Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak Crystal Apricot Best Cinematography Award: Giles Nuttgens for Grain / BugdayCrystal Apricot Best Actress Award: Basak Koklukaya for Something Useful / Ise yarar bir seyDirected by Pelin EsmerCrystal Apricot Best Actor Award: Ahmet Mumtaz for More / DahaCrystal Apricot Best Editing Award: Omer Gunuvar, Fikret Reyhan for Yellow Heat / Sari SicakCrystal Apricot Best Art Director Award: Naz Erayda for Grain / BugdayCrystal Apricot Best Film Award Best Music Award: Korhan Futaci for The Bank of Broken Hearts / Kirik Kalpler BankasiDirected by Onur ÜnlüCrystal Apricot Special Jury Award: Eksi Bir for Orhan OguzyCrystal Apricot Best Supporting Actress Award: Oyku Karavel for Something Useful / Ise yarar bir seyCrystal Apricot Best Supporting Actor Award: Mehmet Ozgur for Yellow Heat / Sari SicakCrystal Apricot Best Promising Young Actress Award: Incinur Dasdemir for MurtazaDirected by Özgür SevimliCrystal Apricot Best Promising Young Actor: Hayat Van Eck for More / Daha
Best Short Film Award: Ground Level / Kot FarkiDirected 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: ToprakDirected by Onur Yagiz
Special Jury Best Short Film Award: VadiDirected by Salih Toprak, Can Erkan
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