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Humor, Opposition and Democracy in Antalya΄s IFF Golden Orange - The Awards
12 October 2012
 
 
   
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49th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey΄s longest running cinema gathering,organized by the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Arts and the Antalya Municipality run from Oct. 6-12. 
The main theme for this autumn’s Altın Portakal (Golden Orange) in Antalya was “Humor, Opposition and Democracy”. The festival’s program focused on Turkish and world cinema of the 1990s and featured a selection of unforgettable films of the period in its several sections. The films competed at this year΄s festival sent out a strong message for peace and against a possible intervention in the conflict in Syria . 
Many participants also spoke out for peace and tolerance and their films focused on important social issues like recognition of ethnic identities, women΄s rights, child abuse, gay rights and freedom of expression. The winners were announced at a Closing Night Gala on October 12, 2012. 

Your Beauty is Worth Nothing won the Best Film Award in the National Competition. The film also won the Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing awards and a Special Jury Prize. 
"We don΄t want to fight with anyone. We don΄t want to fight with Syria", said Ali Adnan Ozgur, whose film Children of the Land, about two children who take refuge in a village school won a Special Jury Prize. 
In the International Competition, Aglaya, a film by Hungarian director Krisztina Deak about a Romanian circus family who escape persecution in the 80s, won The Best Film Award and a Special Jury Prize.
 The 10 films in the International Competition came from Europe , Central Asia and the Middle East.

The winners are:

The International Competition

Best Film: Aglaya by Kristina Deak  (Hungary)
Special Jury Award: Keep Smiling by Rusudan Chkonia (France)
Best Performance: Marian Dziedziel for Supermarket (Poland)

The National Competition

Best Film: Your Beauty is Worth Nothing by Huseyin Tabak
Special Jury Award: Children of the Land by Ali Adnan Ozgur
Best First Film and Best Director: Zerre by Erdem Tepegoz
Best Actress: Anna Andrusenko in Farewell Katya by Ahmet Sonmez
Best Actor: Abdulkadir Tuncer in Your Beauty is Worth Nothing by Huseyin Tabak

For more information go to www.altinportakal.org.tr
 
 
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