Countdown has started for Adana
18th Golden Boll Film Festival which is to take place between
September 17 and 25.
The festival program which turns Adana
into the heart of cinema every year is very rich this year as well.
Finalists of National Feature Film, Mediterranean Short Film and
National Student Film competitions are waiting for the results in excitement.
The Screening Section of the festival hosting award-winning feature and
short films and documentaries from various parts of the world is to introduce
nearly 220 films.
The festival is also distinguished with workshops, exhibitions and talks
to be held for those interested in cinema as well as the first Golden Boll
International Cinema Congress.
LIFE LONG HONOR AWARDS
“Life Long Honor Awards” granted
within the scope of Golden Boll Film Festival held by Adana Metropolitan
Municipality for the 18th
time this year will be presented to the director Ali Özgentürk, the actor Kadir
İnanır and the actress Nebahat Çehre.
Within the scope of this section, the audience will
have the opportunity to see ‘Görünmeyen’
(The Unseen), ‘At’ (Horse), ‘Çıplak’ (Naked) and ‘Kalbin Zamanı’
(Time of Heart) directed by Ali Özgentürk; ‘Ah Gardaşım’ (My Brother), ‘Katırcılar’
(The Muleteers) , ‘Selvi Boylum, Al
Yazmalım’ (The Girl with Red Scarf), ‘Tatar
Ramazan’ and ‘Yılanların Öcü’
(Revenge of the Snakes) with Kadir İnanır starring as well as ‘Seyyit Han’ and ‘Kahreden Gençlik’ (The Frustrating Youth) with Nebahat Çehre
The cinema author Burçak Evren has written books on the honor
award-winning artists this year again.
Feature Film Competition
This competition to which only the
Turkish films shot in the last year are eligible to apply has 14 finalists
determined by Pre-Evaluation Board.
The finalist films are as follows:
Aşk ve Devrim (Love and
Revolution) – Directed by F. Serkan
Beni Sev (Love Me)– Directed by Ali Özgentürk
Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı
Acıklı Hikayesi (Celal
Tan and The Tragic Story of His Family)– Directed by Onur Ünlü
Eylül (September)– Directed by
Gelecek Uzun Sürer (The
Future Lasts Long)– Directed by Özcan Alper
Kadife / Büyük Ana (Velvet /
The Great Mother)– Directed by Erdoğan Kar
Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers’
Club)– Directed by Tolga Örnek
Mar – Directed by Caner Erzincan
Memleket Meselesi (The
National Issue)– Directed by İsa Yıldız, Murat Onbul
Saklı Hayatlar (Hidden
Lives)– Directed by A. Haluk Ünal
Simurg – Directed by Ruhi Karadağ
Türk Pasaportu (Turkish
Passport) – Directed by Burak Cem Arlıel
Vücut – (The Body) Directed by Mustafa
Yurt – (The Country) Directed by
The competition jury headed by the director Derviş Zaim consists of the actress Beste Bereket, the cinema author and academician Bülent Vardar, the screenwriter/actress
Ebru Ceylan, the director and
screenwriter Selim Demirdelen, the
actor Taner Birsel and the author Yekta Kopan.
Best Film in the competition is to be awarded with money prize of 350
The other awards to be granted in the competition are as follows:
Best Film Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 350.000 TL
Yılmaz Güney Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 75.000 TL
Adana Audience Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 50.000 TL
Best Director Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 75.000 TL
Best Screenplay Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 30.000 TL
Special Jury Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 20.000 TL
Best Cinematography Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 20.000 TL
Best Music Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 20.000 TL
Best Actress Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 20.000 TL
Best Actor Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 20.000 TL
Best Supporting Actress Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 10.000 TL
Best Supporting Actor Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 10.000 TL
Best Art Director Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 10.000 TL
Best Editing Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 10.000 TL
Best Promising Young Actress Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 5.000 TL
Best Promising Young Actor Award: Golden
Boll Statue and 5.000 TL
The total money prize to be granted in National Feature Film, Student Film and
Mediterranean Short Film competitions to be held at the festival amounts to 936
With all these prizes, Golden
Boll is the only festival which grants money prize in all categories and also
has the highest total money prize among all other national film festivals in Turkey.
SİYAD Best Film Award
Film” to be granted by SİYAD (Cinema Critics Association) is another award
category at the festival.
The cinema critics to determine 18th Adana
Golden Boll Film Festival Best Film are Murat
Emir Eren, Selin Sevinç and Talip Ertürk.
Student Films Competition
The undergraduate students attending cinema and television departments of
faculties of communication and fine arts in our country are eligible for
applying to National Student Films Competition held within the scope of
International Golden Boll Film Festival.
The competition has four sections: “Documentary”,
“Animation”, “Experimental” and “Fiction”.
At the competition to which a total of 180 films applied in four
categories, 7 films in documentary, 7 in animation, 10 in experimental, and 10
films in fiction categories have achieved to get to the finals.
The Pre-Evaluation Board of the competition consisted of the documentary
director Elif Ergezen, the cinema
critic Deniz Yavuz and the art
director, writer, producer and director Selda
The films succeeding at pre-evaluation will be finally evaluated by the
director Reis Çelik, the actress Selen Uçer, the director and
academician Özgür Doğan, the
animation director Murat Başol and
the cinema critic Zeynep Dadak.
At “National Student Films
Competition”, Best Film in each of the four categories will be granted
money prize of 7.500 TL while Special Jury Award winners in each category will
receive 1.500 TL. The total money prize to be granted in this section amounts
to 36 thousand TL.
With its special attention to film makers of the future, Adana
Metropolitan Municipality Golden Boll Film Festival, apart from the award
winning films at National Student Films Competition, will grant to all finalist
directors a screening prize of 600 TL per film, amounting to 15.600 TL in sum, which
is a clear mark of the festival’s exemplary mission.
Mediterranean Short Film Competition
At Mediterranean Short Film
Competition, short film makers from Mediterranean countries will compete. The
films are again categorized as “Documentary”,
“Animation”, “Experimental” and “Fiction”.
This year, among 526 films from 25
countries applying to the competition, 12 films in documentary, 18 in animation, 14 in experimental and 42
films in fiction categories have succeeded at pre-evaluation and become
will be evaluated by the competition jury including Daniel Baschieri (Director- Producer/ France), Lefteris Xanthopoulos (Documentary
– Greece), M. Géza
M.TÓTH (Animation - Hungary),
Madeleine Bernstorff (Oberhausen
Film Festival - Germany) and
Defne Gürsoy (Cinema Critic - Turkey).
At Mediterranean Short Film Competition, the
directors of Best Films in each category will be granted a money prize of 10
thousand TL. Besides, Special Jury Award winners will receive 2.500 TL. As in
the past years, Adana will host many young
directors from both Turkey
and abroad. At Mediterranean Short Film
Competition, a total money prize of 50 thousand TL will be granted.
PREMIER OF “ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA” IN TURKEY
Adana Metropolitan Municipality 18th
Golden Boll Film Festival presents a very rich program for cinema lovers not
only with its competition sections but also other special sections and
The premier of “Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da” (Once Upon A Time in Anatolia), the last
film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, which earned this one of the most resounding
creators of Turkish cinema in recent years Cannes Film Festival “Grand Prix” and
worldwide admiration, will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in Adana.
On the premier night, in addition to film’s director Nuri Bilge Ceylan and the producer Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, the screenwriters Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal,
director of cinematography Gökhan
Tiryaki, the actors Muhammet Uzuner,
Yılmaz Erdoğan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz
Taylan and the actress Cansu Demirci
will be present.
Ceylan was member to the jury at 62nd
Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and headed 16th Golden Boll Film
Festival of the same year.
After the premiere at Golden Boll
Film Festival, “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” will be screened in other cities
18th Golden Boll Film Festival is ready to welcome the audience with
a very rich program of events, which is worth following with not only its
competition sections but also others where the recent examples of world cinema
will be screened…
WOODY ALLEN’S LAST FILM MIDNIGHT IN PARIS FIRST AT GOLDEN
premiere of Midnight in Paris, the last film by Woody Allen -renowned
with preparing surprises for viewers in each of his films- which opened Cannes
Film Festival of this year in May will take place in Adana. Having been popularly discussed with
its cast including Carla Bruni long before its release, the film has received
the approval of film critics in Cannes.
Leaving New York to travel Europe city by city
in recent years, Allen this time prefers Paris
where he plots an enjoyable romantic comedy. In the film, a young American coming
to Paris with his fiancée and her family makes
mysterious journeys into Paris
of 1920s at every midnight to meet celebrities like Dali, Picasso and Bunuel.
However, at 18th Golden
Boll Film Festival, the premiers of examples from world cinema each of which
has received many awards and great admiration is not limited with that.
One should also add Welcome to
Germany / Germany
screened first at Berlin Film Festival, which is the saddening but also
enjoyable story of a migrant family starting with 1964 when Turkish workers
were first accepted into Germany
to continue till the present. The film based on the memories of the director
Yasemin Şamdereli and her sister Nesrin Şamdereli with whom they wrote the
screenplay together has received positive reactions in Germany.
Us Only Sky by Jan
Schomburg seen as one of the best films of the year in Germany achieves
to astonish the audience as early as the first moments of the film. It reminds
us once again that it is only a matter of moment that the closest people around
us wreck our lives with unbelievable lies. Awarded with Europa Cinemas Label,
the film is the first feature of the director.
an amazing example from Albania,
offers a distinctive perspective on the love stories plotted between “inside
the prison” and “the outside”. This first feature of the director Bujar Alimani
is based on the events following the entitlement of prisoners to sleep with
their partners in prison with reference to European Union adjustment laws. Amnesty has returned with awards from Berlin and Lecce Film
World cinema section could not be
thinkable without Greece
arousing excitement with its cinema in the last few years. Apnea by Ari Bafalouka is one of the last examples of Greek cinema
which is on the rise again. In the film, which is the winner of many awards at Thessalonica
Film Festival, what is happening under the surface of the water is very
As for South America, an example
is waiting for meeting the audience. Karen
Cries on the Bus is made for women who have determined their own destinies.
The story of Karen escaping from her husband forever although she walks
penniless and hungry on the streets has such a depth that well transcends the
limits of a first feature.
The last film by the director Dorota
Kędzierzawska. The film granted Peace Film Award in Berlin
is based on three little children leaving Russia
to escape into Poland.
is one of the most award-winning films of the world cinema section. The film
directed by Darragh Byrne explores the themes of friendship, hope and ambition.
Fred, living in his car since he has nowhere to sleep, tries to find out the
way to “home” under the guidance of someone that he never expects. Parked has returned awards from Brussels, Galway, Dallas, Paris and Boston Film
A co-production of Czech Republic
based on a tragicomic story about generation conflict: The House. In the words of film’s director Zuzana Liova, the film
is about an imperfect father’s longing for a perfect family.
The Man without a Cell Phone, the first feature of Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi, seems to be one
of the most enjoyable films of the festival. Plotted in a Palestinian village
located within the borders of Israel and marked with the socio-economic
conditions of the region, the film is the entertaining story of a young son who
is always very busy with his cell phone because of women around him and his
father who hates cell phones so much so as to struggle against base stations.
*“I AM AN ASIAN, I AM AN AFRICAN”
Nazım Hikmet’s poem “To Asian and African Writers" written for Asian and
African Writers Union Congress held in March 1962 in Cairo has become an
inspiration for the international section of 18th Adana Golden Boll
Dated January 22, 1962, Moscow,
the poem starts as:
“Brothers and sisters
Never mind my blond hair
I am an Asian
Never mind my blue eyes
I am an African”
Adana Golden Boll Film Festival has taken the humanism, the universal
sense of brotherhood and solidarity of the great poet of Turkish language as
its bearing point, and made a selection of Asian and African productions
reflective of the world conjecture of the last year under the title of “I am an
Asian, I am an African”.
The section is a special selection of films which are representative of
the rising cinema of Asia and Africa where we
witness de facto continuity of colonialism under political guises although it
was abolished de juris and where the creep of Cold War has not been overcome
yet despite the end of communism.
Among these films which are to be screened in Turkey for the first time,
18 Days based on the revolution in Egypt and consisting of Tahrir Square Musan
Diaries, granted New Currents Award at Pusan and Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film
Festivals as well as FIPRESCI Awards at both festivals presents us the tragedy
caused by the division of Korea as South and North through a migrant’s life.
The realistic wave rising from the Philippines
especially through Cinemayala Film Festival has brought the film Sea Voyagers
based on the story of a group trying to cross Malaysian border illegally to the
costs of Adana.
The Old Donkey, coming first at Chinese Independent Film Festival, represents the ties
between the individual and his birth place beyond political concepts like
property or land reform, in a manner maximizing the minimalist means of
expression. A Taiwanese production The
Fourth Portrait is a dystopia from a child's perspective about migrants
coming from the main land of China to Taiwan without finding anything
they look for and dragged into poverty, crime, violence and prostitution in the
margins of society. The film is characterized with a blend of Eastern-Western
Mahamet Saleh Haroun’s 2010 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Award
winner A Screaming Man is a story of
two generations wrecked under the ruins of the colonial structure and victim of
civil wars. In a Kenyan production In
Chase of Spirit, the young man looking for the lost spirit of his father in
the miserable ghetto of Nairobi is a metaphor
for the survival of mystical beliefs of Africa
which continue to hold their marks on African identity despite the efforts of
of Violence from South Africa is the first feature
of South African director Khalo Matabane. This tragic story of a rich family revolves
around the confrontation of a hero chasing the murderer of his wife with his
This selection of films, each presenting an
alternative to the Hollywood-oriented structure of mainstream cinema in both
commercial and esthetic terms, is intended to make the audience say "I am
an Asian I am an African".
This second program, a joint production
of The International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI and Adana Golden Boll
Film Festival, focuses on Arabian cinema.
The selection consisting of films
awarded by FIPRESCI at prominent international film festivals and explored by
Golden Boll although they sometimes even escaped the attention of grand juries
of film makers includes Moufida Tlatli’s Silence
of the Palace from Tunisia (1994 Toronto FF), Behij Hojeij’s Skin Eruption from Lebanon (2004 Kerala FF), Yasmine Kassari’s The Sleeping Child (2005 Fribourg FF) from
Morocco and Merzak Allouache’s The
Asylum Seekers from Algeria (2009 Dubai FF).
People’s rebellions spreading from Tunisia
have been the most remarkable event of world politics for the last one year.
The Arabian world, marking a vast geography extending from Africa to Asia, have always hosted totalitarian regimes; however,
there have been always rebels as well. The common subtexts of the films in this
FIPRESCI selection reveal that the film makers have been the pioneers of the
The successful films by directors of various Arabian speaking countries
from Morocco to Lebanon, as
reflections of their rich narrative cultures in cinema, have almost culminated
in a canon. They have also given rise to
a political attitude that challenges against class and gender discriminations
in these countries, that tries to heal the lives paralyzed due to wars and to
question the despair of being illegal migrants on their native lands dominated
by legal colonizers.
The four aces of FIPRESCI, the most significant productions of Arabian
world in cinema history the directors of which are also regarded as great
creators, demonstrate that the rebellions of intellectuals and women have
arisen everywhere, in Beirut
refuges, in fields and palaces before Jasmine Revolution and the resistance of Tahrir Square.
Awarded by the film critics famous for their selectiveness, these films'
significance for the cinema history is reinforced by their originality in terms
of content as much as their cinematographic competence.
* WORLD DOCUMENTARIES: THE DESERT OF THE REAL
The festival has
reserved a special section in its main program for contemporary documentaries where
a dozen of qualified documentaries will be presented to the audience.
The Desert of the Real section introduces
the recent sensational documentaries of master directors like Werner Herzog,
Mika Kaurismaki and Chilean documentary master Patricio Guzmann. The selection
also includes two most successful documentaries of the recent time from Turkey.
With its title inspired from a
famous dialogue from "Matrix" and also Slavoj Zizek's article
referring to this dialogue, The Desert
of the Real section presents the following films:
“12 Angry Lebanese – The Documentary
Directed by: Zeina Daccache
Specialized in working with injured and traumatized people, Zeina Daccache sets
out to put a play on stage with the prisoners at the infamous Rournieh Prison.
45 male prisoners most of whom are illiterate rehearses for 15 months the play
“12 Angry Lebanese” adapted from the famous theatre play “12 Angry Men”. The
film is based on the striking journey of the prisoners, with an emphasis on the
benefits of game therapy and particularly its positive influence on the most
excluded individuals of society.
Capitalism: Our Improved
Directed by: Alexandru Solomon
Imagine that Ceausescu returns back 20 years after his overthrow from power and
prosecution and assume that he compares the present state of affairs in Romania with
the conditions of his era. In the documentary, the director Alexandru Solomon
invites the ex-dictator of Communist Romania into the country again 20 years
after his prosecution. A striking film based on the changes in Eastern Block
countries after transition to capitalism.
Nostalgia For the Light
Directed by: Patricio Guzman
Astronomers from every part of the world gather for observing stars in Atacama
Desert on a height of 3 thousand meters in Chile. However, near the space
observation station in the region where the sky can be viewed more
transparently, something quite different goes on. The desperate search of the
people for their relatives murdered by the Pinochet regime and buried
collectively in the same place... A charming documentary connecting the two
different worlds in a very poetic style.
Cave Of Forgotten Dreams - 3D
Directed by: Werner Herzog
This fascinating film exhibits the magnificent cave pictures dating 32 thousand
years back found in Chauvet Cave in France. This 3D by Werner Herzog
includes scenes from the cave as well as interviews with scientists and
historians. The cave explored in 1994 and closed to public is opened to Herzog
and his team with a special permission. During shooting of the film, a
lightening which would not damage the pictures has been used. Herzog who is a
real magician in building splendid scenes presents us the oldest scenes of
Directed by: Mika Kaurismaki
Struggling all along her life for justice and equality, and forced to exile in
1959 because of her political views, Mirriam Makeba was the first black singer
from Africa attaining a worldwide reputation.
Mika Kaurasmaki’s documentary focuses on the last fifty years of the storming
life of this legendary singer died in November 2008. The fascinating life story
of a black diva with archive videos, stage performances that have never been
revealed before and accounts of her closest witnesses.
Directed by: Jairo Eduardo Carrillo
An animation-documentary with the theme of war seen from a child’s view
subjected to that horror. The clashes between the government forces and the
rebel guerillas for tens of years ruin especially the lives of children who do
not have any interest in war. The film is based on the stories told and
drawings made in a workshop by those children faced with trauma of war. A
deeply hurting journey into the hell of war guided by these little children…
My Sweet Canary
Directed by: Roy Sher
Roza Eskanazi born in Istanbul
sang songs like she lived. The story of three young musicians from Greece, Turkey
and Israel, who set out a
musical journey for filming the most popular rembetiko singer of Greece.
The journey through which they follow the musical traces left by Eskenazi takes
them from Istanbul to Thessalonica and from
there to Athens.
This is above all a trip into a world lost from view, but which still echoes all
along the Mediterranean basin.
Directed by: Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer
Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo, is the third biggest
city of Africa with its population of almost
10 million. This city where the poorest people of the world live also hosts the
only symphony orchestra of the whole Middle Africa. Kinshasa Symphony, the
winner of many awards, is the amazing story of people trying to perform a job demanding
highest level of discipline and harmony in one of the most chaotic cities of
“Anadolu'nun Son Göçerleri:
Sarıkeçililer” (The Last Nomads in Anatolia: Sarıkeçilis)
Directed by: Yüksel Aksu
Sarıkeçilis, the last representatives of nomadism which is a tradition of
centuries, walk in the traces of their ancestors and migrate to favorable
regions in every season as if following the circle of the Mother Nature. The
Sarıkeçili tents, preparation of camels for migration, the migration routes
followed climbing to plateaus, the traditional plays under the tents, ancient
knowledge about goats and amazing rituals...Returning from Golden Orange Film
Festival with documentary award last year, the film presents, on the one hand,
a thorny life struggle, and a rich folklore and ethnography on the other.
“Ekümenopolis: Ucu Olmayan
Şehir” (Ecumenopolis: City without Limits)
Directed by: İmre Azem
All ecological, economic and population thresholds exceeded, social harmony
disrupted…Here is a picture of neoliberal urbanization: Ecumenopolis. İmre
Azem, the winner of Documentarist New Talent Award and Human Rights Award at
Sarajevo Film Festival in the recent months with this feature documentary, adopts
a holistic approach to Istanbul
which considers the changes taking place with a critical view of their
dynamics. Through the documentary, we travel from the devastated slums to the
heights of skyscrapers, from the depths of Marmaray to the route of the 3rd
bridge on Bosporus, from real estate investors
to urban movements, making a long distance in this city without limits.
The films by Derviş Zaim heading the Jury of
National Feature Film Competition this year will meet the audience at the
Zaim's films to be screened within the scope of this
section are: Tabutta Rövaşata (Somersault in a Coffin) (1996), Filler ve Çimen (Elephants and Grass) (2001), Çamur (Mud) (2003), Cenneti Beklerken (Waiting
for Heaven) (2006), Nokta (Point) (2008) and Gölgeler ve
Suretler (Shadows and Faces) (2010).
the festival, a book on Derviş Zaim’s cinema will be released as well. The book
will be authored by Marmara
University, Faculty of
Communication, Chair of Cinema-TV Department Prof. Serpil Kırel and Aylin
*YILMAZ GÜNEY SPECIAL SCREENING
The festival hasn’t skipped the worldy renowned film maker of Turkish cinema,
Yılmaz Güney. Güney's Umut (Hope) (1970), Ağıt (The Requiem) (1971), Arkadaş (The
Friend) (1974) and Sürü (The
Herd) (1978) can be seen at the festival.
CLASSIC TO BE SCREENED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ADANA: HUDUTLARIN KANUNU
Hudutlarin Kanunu (The Law of Borders), a
new copy of which was restored by World Cinema Foundation at the last Cannes
Film Festival upon the proposal of Fatih Akın after long years, will be
screened for the first time in Turkey in Adana following Cannes Film Festival.
The film made in 1966 had troubles with the board of censorship and could not
participate into international festivals since it was granted the document of
censorship with a reservation banning it from being screened abroad.
Representing a turning point in Turkish cinema with its realistic attitude
towards the social problems, the film is also a clear proof of the influence of
the director Lütfi Akad on Yılmaz Güney as an actor.
* SPECIAL SCREENING FOR RIFAT ILGAZ AT HIS HUNDREDTH YEARS
In this section, “Karartma Geceleri” (Nights of
Darkening) adapted from the same titled novel by Rıfat Ilgaz and the
documentary “Yüz Yıllık Çınar Rıfat
Ilgaz” (Rıfat Ilgaz A Plane Tree of Hundred Years) by Önder Uygun will be
screened. The screenings will be accompanied with a talk as well.
*THE WORLD INFERRED FROM A TALE
THE BEST EXAMPLES OF WORLD SHORT FILMS AT GOLDEN BOLL
“The World Inferred from a Tale” which has
become an indispensable and attractive section of the festival this year
presents 19 very entertaining films selected from various parts of the world. Most
of the films have been already screened and awarded at world famous festivals.
“Betty’s Cake” from New Zealand revolves around the
escape plans of Benjamin at his twenty three living dependent upon his mother.
“The Fence” from Poland,
produced as part of the project Dekalog89+, is based on a story by Aleksandra
Duda titled “Olive”. “Minutes Hours” takes the audience to Cuba, into a modest neighborhood of Havana. “From Hand to Hand”, a French short film by
Julien Ralanto, witnesses striving of a young woman suffering from violence for
constituting an identity of herself. “Goodbye Baby” made by Hugo Sanz in Spain starts
with a car driven on a desert route by a man and a woman. After they stop near a ruined wall, things
start to follow very fastly. “The Postcard” by the French director Stefan Le
Lay is a very interesting animation screened and greatly admired at many world
festivals. “Girls for Free” projecting the enthusiasm of two young girls
dreaming to open a hair dresser onto the screen is the winner of many awards
like other films. As an example of German short films, in “The Big Mike”, Mike
working at an insurance company sets out a weird journey in the depth of the
things he is longing for.
Other interesting films included in the program are: “The French Annie” (France), “A Show of Feeling” (Canada), “History of Aviation” (Hungary), “Babel” (France), “Tuesday Morning” (Spain), “Vasco”
(Belgium), “On His Own” ( Poland), “Stretching” (France), “The Rabbit Cage” ( Russia),”Qua” (Spain) and “Pure Thought” (Germany)
films can be seen with Turkish subtitles and for free along the festival.
1st INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN
BOLL CINEMA CONGRESS
A FIRST IN THE WORLD BY GOLDEN BOLL
1st International Golden Boll Cinema Congress, coordinated by Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of
Fine Arts Film Design Department and headed by Honorary Presidents Ö.Lütfi
Akad, one of the most influential directors of Turkish cinema renowned with his
academic career as well and Prof. Oğuz Adanır from Dokuz Eylül University, will
gather cinema researchers, theorists and producers from Turkey and abroad.
The Congress will be held between September 21 and 24 on the theme of “Turkish Cinema: Views from Turkey and the
The papers to be presented at the
Congress will be collected in a book.
The Congress which will be a first in being held within the scope of a film
festival intends to provide a base for academic works and a platform of
discussion for Turkish cinema.
Detailed information available at www.altinkozafestivali.org.tr.
WORKSHOPS – TALKS - EXHIBITIONS
GOLDEN BOLL INVESTS INTO THE FUTURE OF TURKISH
Boll Student Workshop” to be held within the scope of Adana Metropolitan
Municipality 18th Golden Boll Film Festival will be held with the
participation of 40 students attending to faculties of communication and fine
arts of 20 universities in Turkey.
The workshop where basic cinema
training will be offered for seven days is coordinated by the director and
screenwriter Işıl Özgentürk. The
workshop will be technically supported by Konya Selçuk
September 18, Sunday: Turkish and World Cinema History
Assoc. Prof. Nilay Ulusoy (Bahçeşehir Ünv. Faculty of Communication)
September 19, Monday: What is Screnplay? - Directorship
Işıl Özgentürk / Director – Screenwriter
September 20, Tuesday: Film Analysis
Alin Taşçıyan / Cinema Author
September 21, Wednesday: Cinematography,
shooting techniques, camera
Uğur İçbak / Director of Cinematography
September 22, Thursday: Production
preperations– film production
Zeynep Özbatur Atakan / Producer
September 23, Friday: Editing, montage
Çiçek Kahraman / Editor
September 24, Saturday: Film shooting- application
Işıl Özgentürk – Director,
NURİ BİLGE CEYLAN PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION
An exhibition of photographs taken by the director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will be
held at the festival.
To be opened on September 20, at 75th Art Gallery the exhibition can be visited
for one week.
TALK: ‘I AM AN ASIAN, I AM AN AFRICAN”
Within the scope of the special section “I am
an Asian, I am an African", the films to be screened will be accompanied
by a talk.
The participators of the talk to be held on September 21, at 11 a.m., Metropolitan
Municipality Theatre Hall will be people involved in cinema from Asia and
Africa such as Alin Taşçıyan from Turkey, Hassouna
Mansouri from Tunisia, Mohamed Al – Daradji from Iraq, Merzak
Allouache from Algeria, Ossama Mohammad from Syria, Safaa
Elaisy from Egypt.
TALK: ‘RIFAT ILGAZ AT HIS HUNDRED"
The guests of the talk to be held for the 100th birthday of Rıfat Ilgaz will be
the director Yusuf Kurçenli, the
actor Tarık Akan and Ilgaz’s son Aydın Ilgaz.
The talk will be held on September,
22, at 2 p.m., Metropolitan Municipality Theatre Hall.
TALK: DERVİŞ ZAİM’S CINEMA
The talk on the cinema of Derviş Zaim who is one of the most authentic
directors of recent Turkish cinema and the Jury President of 18th
Golden Boll National Feature Film Competition will be held on September 23,
between 2 and 3 p.m. at Metropolitan Municipality Theatre Hall.
The speakers of the talk are the producer Baran
Seyhan, Prof. Zeynep Tül Akbal Süalp
from Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Communication, Prof. Serpil Kırel from Marmara
University, Faculty of
Communication and the actor Serhat
TALK: ‘THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS ORHAN KEMAL”
The event is held by the renowned
documentarist Mehmet Güleryüz who
made a documentary with the same title.
At the talk to take place on
September 24, at 2 p.m. Adana Culture and Art Centre, the screening of the
documentary by Güleryüz will be followed by a talk.
CONCERTS - EVENTS
SOLIDARITY NIGHT FOR CINEMA
As one of the traditional sections
of the festival, the Solidarity Night for Cinema will take place at Mimar Sinan
Amphitheatre as usual.
In the event, the popular face of
Turkish cinema will take the stage to greet people and a fireworks display will
take place. It will follow with a concert by a popular singer.
With Love Cortege, the Adana streets will turn
into a carnival place. The popular faces of Turkish cinema will tour the
streets to greet people.
Within the scope of the festival,
public concerts will be held in Çukurova, Sarıçam and Yüreğir towns, through
which the enthusiasm of the festival will be felt at every corner of the city.
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The 16th Busan International
Film Festival in South Korea, one of the key film events in Asia, will launch
on October 6. This year's lineup of the festival's premieres and presentations
was announced at a recent press conference. Several Polish films will
screen at the festival.
The Flash Forward competition will feature Wymyk (Courage) by Greg
Zglinski, marking the film's international premiere. The Flash Forward competition
is a selection of films by first- and second-time directors from outside
Asia. This year's lineup features Courage
and nine other films. Erratum
by Marek Lechki received recognition of the jury in the Flash
Forward competition at last year's edition of the Busan International Film
Further details about this year's Flash Forward lineup
available at: www.biff.kr.
The World Cinema section will feature three Polish
Films. Busan will mark one of the first international screenings of Bitwa warszawska 1920 (Battle of
Warsaw 1920) by Jerzy Hoffman. After the world premiere in Toronto
(September 8-18), Wojciech Smarzowski's Róża
(Rose) will also screen in Busan. Both films were walewski.
The Busan IFF will also screen several international
co-productions that were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The
Norwegian film King of
Devil's Island by Marius Holst was co-produced by Poland's Opus
Film (screening in World Cinema). Another Polish co-production featured in
Busan is the feature-length animated film Crulic
- Droga na drugą stronę (Crulic), directed by Anca Damian (Wide
Angle section). The film's Polish co-producer is the Ferdynand Magellan
The 16th Busan International Film Festival
runs from October 6 through October 14, 2011.
Further details available at www.biff.kr.
Five new Polish animated series qualified
for Cartoon Forum Polska. The 22nd edition of this event will be
held in Sopot on September 13-16, 2011.
Cartoon Forum, taking place in Poland for the first
time in the event's history, will present 66 projects to a group of 700
experts from the animated film industry. Considered to be the best place to
show European animated series, Cartoon Forum Polska will serve as
a promotional platform for Polish animated films.
This year Poland ranks fourth in terms of the number of
presented projects - after France, the United Kingdom, and Spain, that will
present 21, 14, and 11 projects respectively. The list of Polish projects
includes the following pictures: Agata
(produced by Serafiński Studio and TV Studio Filmów Animowanych); Basia (produced by Grupa
(produced by Film Produkcja); Pamiętnik
Florki (produced by Anima-Pol); and Pluszaki rozrabiaki (produced by Filmograf,
Egmont Polska, and Studio Miniatur Filmowych).
In addition to screening these projects, Cartoon Forum
Polska will also host Cartoon d'Or 2011, the European award for best short
animated film of the year. Paths
of Hate by Polish director Damian Nenow is one of six nominated
films. Paths of Hate, produced
by Warsaw-based Platige Image, received the award for best international short
animated film at Mundos Digitales in La Coruña (Spain), and qualified for
screening at international film festivals in Annecy and Edinburgh.
This year's edition of Cartoon Forum is particularly
interesting due to the significant increase in production budgets of presented
projects. The total budgets of qualified films amount to over 214.5 million
euros, marking a 30% increase compared to last year. The number of
produced films grew by 25%. This year saw the production of a total of 467
hours of animated films.
This year's leader in terms of the number of presented
projects is once again France, with 21 projects. The United Kingdom and Spain
are in second and third place respectively, having doubled the number of
presented projects since last year (14 and 11 respectively). Cartoon Forum will
screen film projects from 16 other European countries, which indicates an
increasing role in the animated film industry across the whole continent.
Cartoon Forum, known for successfully fostering
presented animated film projects into production, is an event organized
annually since 1990 by the European Association of Animation Film to encourage
production and distribution of European animated series. This will be the
second time the event is hosted by a new EU member state; last year's
event was held in Hungary.
Cartoon Forum, established in 1990 to increase
co-production and distribution of European animated films for television and
new media, has helped 450 projects to receive financing amounting to
a total of over 1.5 billion euros.
Key partner organizations of Cartoon Forum Polska
include the MEDIA programme, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the
Polish Film Institute, and the City of Sopot authorities.
The list of selected projects is available online: www.cartoon-media.eu/FORUM/selected.
Further details about Cartoon Forum Polska available
How does a talented actor become a star? How can an agent promote an
actor's professional career and best advise him or her in an ever
changing European film landscape? The work of talent agencies will be
discussed by young stars and agents from various European countries at a
workshop event to be hosted by European Film Promotion (EFP) in
cooperation with Filmfest Hamburg on 4 October from 17.00 - 19.00.
The panel will feature three European actors who were presented by EFP
at the Berlinale as "Shooting Stars - Europe's best young actors":
Alexander Fehling (German Shooting Star 2011, Goethe!, If Not Us,
Who), Dorka Gryllus (Hungarian Shooting Star 2005, Soul Kitchen,
Irina Palm) and Anamaria Marinca (Romanian Shooting Star 2008,
Storm, Boogie). In addition, we will be welcoming the
Berlin-based talent agent Bernhard Hoestermann, the Danish talent
agent and manager Anne Lindberg and the Berlin-based casting
director Anja Dihrberg onto the panel.
European Film Promotion is a Hamburg-based network with members from 32
European countries, which promotes European cinema and its talents
around the globe. The promotion programmes of EFP (incl. "Shooting
Stars") are supported financially by the MEDIA Programme of the
The event "Don't call us - we'll call you!" is free of charge and will
be held in the Studio Hamburg Lounge (at the Abaton/Festival Centre).
Please register in writing by sending an email to:
Information on the panelists:
Alexander Fehling - Shooting Star Germany 2011
After his role in Quentin
Inglourious Basterds, Alexander Fehling appeared in Philipp
and Andres Veiel's
Not Us, Who. He has just returned from the shoot in Canada
of Philipp Stölzl's international co-production The Expatriate. His
The River Used To Be A Man (Jan Zabeil) is currently touring
through international film festivals.
Dorka Gryllus - Shooting Star Hungary 2005
The Hungarian Dorka Gryllus has been living in
Berlin for a number of years and has appeared in numerous
German-language feature films and TV movies (Tatort, Fremde
Heimat, Schicksalsjahre). After her role in Sam Garbarski's
Palm, she also played in Fatih Akin's
Kitchen and Wolfgang Murnberger's
Anamaria Marinca - Shooting Star Romania 2008
The Romanian actress lives in London and became known to
international audiences through Cristian Mungiu's prize-winning
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. After her award-winning
Boogie by Radu Muntean she had a leading role in Hans-Christian
Bernhard Hoestermann - talent agent - Germany
Bernhard Hoestermann has been arranging and supervising film and
theatre engagements in his "Agency for Actors" since 1990 for such
actors as Alexander Fehling, Jessica Schwarz and Robert Stadlober.
He is a founding member of the "Association of Agencies for Film,
Television & Theatre".
Anne Lindberg - talent agent/manager - Denmark
The Danish talent agent and manager Anne Lindberg
represents some of the most well-known Scandinavian actors (incl.
Nikolaj Lie Kaas from Denmark, David Dencik from Sweden) through
"Lindberg Management". The agency is based in Copenhagen and works
on both a national and international level.
Anja Dihrberg - Casting-Director - Germany
Dihrberg worked as a director at theatres in Berlin, Vienna, and
elsewhere before she moved into the film and television industry.
She has been working as a freelance casting director since 1997 and
cast for many successful German and international feature films,
Jud Süss (Oskar Roehler),
(Philipp Stölzl) und
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud).
Karin Dix, concept and organisation:
Mareen Gerisch, press:
EFP is financially
supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and its member
organisations. Promotional and PR activities are also funded by the
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée (CNC) and private
partners. The event takes place in cooperation with Filmfest Hamburg.
The Hamburg office is financially supported by the German
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the
Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.
Nominations for the second edtion of the FNE Visegrad Prix for best fiction
film coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the Jameson
CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival 2011 (17-25 September) official programme. The final selection will be made by the
festival’s main jury and announced at the festival’s closing ceremony.
The Prix is an initiative of Film New Europe
and backed by the International Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org) The prize is being awarded to recognize the
artistic achievements of filmmakers in the Visegrad countries and to encourage
cultural co-operation between partners within Visegrad countries and partners
in other European countries of the European Union as well as internationally. The competitive prize is organized together
with the support of Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival
(www.cinefest.hu) in Hungary, International Bratislava Film Festival
(www.iffbratislava.sk) in Slovakia, Jihlava International Documentary Film
Festival (www.dokument-festival.cz) in the Czech Republic and Era New Horizons
International Film Festival (www.enh.pl) in Poland. The winner will receive 1000 Euros cash prize
along with 5000 Euros of publicity on FNE throughout the year and promotion at
other participating film festivals. A
further Prix for best documentary coproduction film will be awarded at the
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (25-30 October 2011).
FNE Visegrad Prix Nominations for best fiction
coproduction from a Visegard country.
Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film
Visiting Hours directed by Adrian Sitaru
Production Co: 4 Proof Film (Romania) www.4prooffilm.ro
Coproduction: Cor Leonis Films
(www.corleonisfilms.hu), HI Film Productions (www.hifilm.ro)
The Other Side of Sleep directed by Rebecca
Production Co: Fastnet Films (Ireland)
Coproduction: KMH Films (Hungary)
www.kmhfilm.com, Rinkel Film (Netherlands)
Sales: Memento Films International
The Lost Town of Switez directed by
Produced by Human Ark (www.human-ark.com) Poland
Coproduced by: Se-Ma-For Produkcja Filmowa (www.se-ma-for.com) Poland, Archangel Film
Group (Switzerland), Denis Friedman Productions (France), Telewizja Polska S A
Supported by Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl), CNC, Poitou-Charente Region, National
Film Board of Canada
Esterhazy directed by Izabela Plucinska
Produced by Donten & Lacroix
Coproduced by: Clay Traces (Germany),
Telewizja Polska S A (www.tvp.pl) Poland
Backed by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
(www.medienboard.de), BKM (www.deutsche-kultur-international.de), MEDIA programme (ec.europa.eu)
For information about:
Film New Europe www.filmneweurope.com
Klimkiewicz Tel+4822 556 54 78
The European broadcasting festival Prix Europa 2011 announces this year’s nominees. The category of feature-length television documentary presents also two successful Czech documentaries Katka, made by Helena Třeštíková, and Coal in the Soul filmed by the directing couple Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník. Prix Europa 2011 takes place in October 22 – 29 in Berlin.
executives and marketing chiefs of Europe’s cable tv industry will be heading
to Malta on September 22-23 to attend EuroSummit’11, the annual gathering of
the industry’s marketing leaders organised by CTAM Europe. Among the speakers
are top managers from Microsoft, UPC Broadband, Virgin Media, Samsung, Viacom,
Turner Broadcasting Europe, Convergys,
Eurosport, Sundance Channel, Telenet, Comcast, Zon TV, Chello Media and many more, with moderators
including leading media commentator Ray Snoddy and BBC business and travel
presenter Aaron Heslehurst.
Europe Chairman, Chris Winkelmolen will open EuroSummit’11, and introduce the
Day 1 keynote speaker, Doron Hacmon, MD, Products and Online Media at UPC
Broadband, who has an unusual take on consumer marketing with his presentation
entitled “ What’s love got to do with it?”.
TV: Marketing the ‘New Paradigm’
media and the future of business, media and communications
Everywhere: What will it take to deliver on its potential?
building in a fragmented world
a powerful 21st century brand
customers: you hear them, but are you really listening?
platforms mean new ad revenue opportunities. Are we ready to grab them?
focus: how cable can win in the SoHo market.
yes, but will it sell?
day ends with the 2011 Creative Awards Program (CAP)Ceremony, where the gold, silver and bronze winners
will be announced for the best marketing campaigns in 2011 that have built or
sustained strong brands. The ceremony will be followed by the EuroSummit party.
early risers there will be a Breakfast session focusing on 2 topics:
“Cable Goes Green?” and “ Audit Your Way To Success! “
the opening session, entitled “Safe “ is the new “Sorry”, top media commentator
Ray Snoddy will interview Phyllis Harris, Microsoft’s General Manager for
Communications and Media, and Michelle Nowak, Global Head and Director of
Strategy and Solutions for Cable at Convergys.
*The CEO Forum
2.0 – the right environment makes the sale
2011: Best in show- the winners explain how they did it.
details of every session and the speakers are on the EuroSummit’11 web
is the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing and is a
non-profit, non-commercial, professional membership organization, dedicated
to driving marketing excellence in the cable industry. As
“cable's growth engine" CTAM Europe's mission is to be the premier
provider of marketing education, information and networking opportunities to
individuals who work in the European cable industry. CTAM Europe's membership
represents more than 25 leading companies including cable operators,
programmers and service companies that support the industry. The organization
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Press contact Gerry Buckland
tel +44 7774 860011
list is ready: the competition program of 8th Jameson CineFest is
complete. We can say that this year’s program, all the 14 movies, is
much stronger than last year’s, moreover, it is going to be the strongest Hungarian festival competition program ever. Our aim is unchanged: to create the best international film festival in Hungary – without any compromises.
regard the US line important: you will be able to watch the best
indie oversea films in Miskolc and also find Sundance awarded movies
like the special crime drama Animal Kingdom (Main Prize, 2010) directed by the Australian David Michôd, in which we can follow up how a gangster family falls apart. Martha Marcy May Marlene,
a movie which appeared in Cannes and was awarded for best direction at
Sundance, will be screened one month earlier than its US premiere as an
unconventional suspense: the paranoiac title hero escapes from a sect
were she has spent long years, however, it is no sure whether a
traumatized person is welcomed in a “normal” society. Two British films
are included in the section: Harry Brown with the starring
of the Oscar winner Michael Caine, telling a classical revenge story;
and, as no Jameson CineFest can lack sci-fi movies, Attack the Block set in London will surely be a titbit for the genre’s fans, just like Sala samobójców/Suicide Room, the first polish cyber-drama.
Karl Markovics’s first direction, Breathing/Atmen,
which can be compared mostly to the works of the Dardenne brothers,
will also be presented in Miskolc: this film has been awarded in
Sarajevo and it turned out to be the official Austrian Oscar-nominee.
Two Hungarian co-productions will be in the competition program: Adrian
Sitaru’s Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intentii, which got the award for the Best Direction in Locarno; and The Other Side of Sleep, a drama by the Irish director Rebecca Daly. Even though Fleurs du mal
is a French production, its director, David Dusa is of Hungarian
origins and so we can regard this work as a little bit of ours, either.
The drama Michael is coming straight from this year’s Cannes competition: Markus
Schleinzer’s (he is Michael Haneke’s casting director) very strong
debuting topic, the portrait of a pedophile, it has divided the critics’
will screen 14 long feature films in competition and 6 out of
competition. True to the traditions of the Miskolc International Film
Festival, it is going to present only Hungarian premieres. The greatest
hit out of competition is Gus Van Sant’s movie Restless,
which was the opening film of Cannes’s Un certain regard. We are going
to screen it only a few days after its US premiere, and it will be
presented exclusively at Jameson CineFest.
All parties and events strictly require an
invitation from the organisers
The Film New Europe Visegrad Prix recognizes the fiction and documentary films of the Central European region, promotes mutual cultural understanding and promotes professional co-operations international co-productions.
The Prix is organized by Film New Europe and financed by the Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org)
In the competition entries are selected by the programme committee of participating film festivals from among those films in its main programme and sections of the festival’s official program.The entries must be coproductions produced in a Visegrad country.
Coproductions in which a Visegrad country is a minority coproducer also qualify to compete for the Prix.In selecting entries priority will be given to coproductions between one of the four Visegrad countries and another European country.
Once selected to compete for the FNE Visegrad Prix all films in the selection will be treated equally by the jury and will be evaluated according to the decision of the jury.
The prix will be awarded to one feature film at one participating festival and one documentary film at a different participating festival each year.
The festival programme committee will select between 4 and 8 films for the competition.The main jury of the participating festival will decide the will decide the winning film.
The winning films will be shown where possible at other participating festivals later that same year or the following year provided there are no restrictions on copyright or other prohibitions that would prevent such screenings.
The Prix and the festival do not pay copyright fee for presenting the films.
In 2011 the amount of the Prix will 1000 Euros for best documentary coproduction and 1000 Euros for best fiction coproduction.
The Prix will be presented at the participating festival.The members of the jury must sign a document confirming that they have awarded the FNE Visegrad Prix to the winning film.
The winning films will be promoted on FNE.
Cash Value of the combined prizes in 2011: 2 000 Euros.
Participating festivals 2011: Jameson CineFest- Miskolc International Film Festival (Hungary), Era New Horizons (Poland), Bratislava IFF (Slovakia) Jihlava (Czech Republic)
Fiction presenting festival 2011: Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival
Documentary presenting festival 2011: Jihlava IFF
The presentation will be rotated annually between participating festivals.Non-presenting festivals will provide publicity support for the Prix and where possible screen the winning films within limitations of copyright and other possible logistical prohibitions.
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