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The Best film “MEMORIES OF THE WIND”

The Best film “MEMORIES OF THE WIND”

The Best film “MEMORIES OF THE WIND”

The 8th Montreal Turkish Film Festival successfully closed on May 15th .

 

 

 
 
 

Montreal Turkish Film Festival

Montreal Turkish Film Festival

The 8th Montreal Turkish Film Festival which made its opening on May 13th with Özcan Alper’s movie the “MEMORIES OF THE WIND”, continued the next day with the documentaries “EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE” and “TEKEL WORKERS RESİSTANCE”, thereafter “NOT SO FARAWAY “of Türkân Şoray and “A UNIQUE LIFE” of Çağan Irmak.

The Festival was focused on a weekend, the audience had the privilege to see more documentaries like the “TURKS OF AHISKA, IN HOMELAND AFTER 70 YEARS” of Cenk DEMIRKIRAN and “A BETTER LIFE” of Pınar Okan.

“ALL ABOUT LOVE” of Andaç Haznedaroğlu, a romantic movie followed the precedents, in which well-known stars in Turkey, Hande Doğandemir and Şükrü Özyıldız had shared the lead roles.

The 8th Montreal Turkish Film Festival ended with the film “SIVAS” of Kaan Müjdeci.

In Short Film Section, Montrealers could see the “SIN” of Gülistan Acet, the “VICTIM” of Mehmet Yamak, the “RESULT” of Hakan Sümer, the “HIPPOCAMPUS” of Süleyman Arda Eminçe, the “MY GRANDMOTHER JAZZ PASSION” of Ercan Selim Öngöz and the “TRANSLATOR” of Emre Kayis.

During the Festival, the audience had the opportunity to meet the filmmaker Andaç Haznedaroğlu, the director of the “ALL ABOUT LOVE”, Yetkin Dikinciler, the lead actor of “A UNIQUE LIFE” and the actress Aslı Orcan.

 

THE WINNERS

 

Best Film Award to “MEMORIES OF THE WIND”

The awards have just been unveiled. While the film “MEMORIES OF THE WIND” won the Best Film, the “RESULT” got the award for Best Short Film, and the “TEKEL WORKERS RESISTANCE” for the Best Documentary Award.

 

The Special Jury Prize and the Special Mention

 

Moreover, the jury honoured the “A UNIQUE LIFE” of Çağan Irmak with the Special Prize, and the “SIN” with Special Mention.

Following the unveiling, the jury which was composed by well-known filmmaker, journalist and artiste, Marielle Nitoslawska, Laura-Julie Perreault and Lousnak, explained the award reason:

 

Memories of the Wind

Memories of the Wind

 

MEMORIES OF THE WIND / RÜZGÂRIN HATIRALARI
Tur. 2015. Dir.: Özcan Alper.

BEST FEATURE FILM AWARD

For its powerful and poetic evocation of memory and the tragedies of exile in the forever spinning circles of history, carried by the winds of our remembrance.

*

 

 

Tekel Workers Resistance

Tekel Workers Resistance

 

TEKEL WORKERS RESISTANCE / TEKEL ISÇILERI DIRENISI
Tur. 2016. Dir.: Artikisler Collective

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD

For its moving and mindful compilation of collectively filmed and historically vital materials, which bear testimony to people’s power in the struggle for social justice.

*

Result

Result

RESULT / SONUÇ
Tur. 2015. Dir.: Hakan Sümer.

 

BEST SHORT AWARD

 

For its strength and ingenuity to tell a tale in such a short laps of time.

 

*

A Unique Life

A Unique Life

A UNIQUE LIFE / NADIDE HAYAT
Tur. 2015. Dir.: Çagan Irmak

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

 

For giving life to a female character we seldom see on screen and for the overall charm of the film.

 

*

The Sin

The Sin

THE SIN / GÜNAH
Tur./Ital. 2015. Dir. Gülistan Acet

SPECIAL MENTION

For simply and effectively portraying a transmission of tradition, superstition and rite of passage through the obscure.

 

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President Ömer Özen.

President Ömer Özen.

 

 

Speech of President Ömer Özen

At the closing, the President Ömer Özen made a short speech and thanked the Jury, participants, sponsors, volunteers and spectators. Mr. Özen has added that the survival of the Festival is due to moviegoers, to the supports of the community and audience.

 

 

Bizim Anadolu / May 18th , 2016

 

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