Countdown begins for Golden Orange Film Festival
The 51st Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be held between Oct 10 and 18 with a particular focus on films from Spain, the guest country Turkeyâs premier film festival will be back for its second half-century in just three monthsâ time, as the 51st Golden Orange Film Festival brings together stars and top-level cinema in Antalya between Oct. 10 and 18.
âThanks to the support of Antalyaâs people and cinema lovers, from 2006 to 2009, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Golden gained a select place among the worldâs notable festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Tokyo and New York. The festival has witnessed a significant portion of Turkish cinema, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. But it will be unjust to call keep it as a local festival,â Antalya Mayor Menderes TÃ¼rel said at a recent press conference at YÄ±ldÄ±z Palace in Istanbul, adding that their goal was to make the festival truly global.
The mayor said they had made a sponsorship contract with Turkish Airlines (THY). âWe are collaborating with THY not as a sponsor firm but as a strategic partner.â
Speaking about the unpaid debts of last yearâs festival, which was organized by former Mayor Mustafa AkaydÄ±n, TÃ¼rel said the problems were unacceptable. âAfter taking office, I saw that the municipality had economic problems and many debts were unpaid. This is shameful for Antalya and we will compensate it and pay what is owed to the award winners as soon as possible,â he said.
Speaking during the press conference, festival director Elif DaÄdeviren drew attention to the linkages between film and the site of the meeting, YÄ±ldÄ±z Palace, noting that...