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ANTALYA 2021 Awards

Ferit Karahan’s Brother’s Keeper wins at the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

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- Clara Roquet’s Libertad has scooped the Best Film Award in the Turkish gathering's International Feature Film Competition

Ferit Karahan’s Brother’s Keeper wins at the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
The team behind Brother's Keeper with their awards

Ferit Karahan’s Brother’s Keeper [+see also:
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interview: Ferit Karahan
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]
has emerged as the winner of the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, snagging three awards in the National Feature Film Competition, including Best Film. At the leading Turkish gathering, which unspooled from 2-9 October, Spanish director Clara Roquet was also crowned with the Best Film Award in the International Feature Film Competition for Libertad [+see also:
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interview: Clara Roquet
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]
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Brother’s Keeper also received the Best Screenplay Award for Ferit Karahan and Gülistan Acet, plus the Best Editing Award for Sercan Sezgin, Ferit Karahan and Hayedeh Safiyari. The head of the jury, Emin Alper, explained that they picked the film “for its powerful and convincing critique of a system where children are stringently homogenised, for telling its story in a profoundly lucid and eloquent way without resorting to melodrama, and for its superb acting performances”.

Furthermore, debuting filmmaker Selman Nacar’s Between Two Dawns [+see also:
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interview: Selman Nacar
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]
received the Special Jury Award along with the Cahide Sonku Award, which aims to raise the profile and visibility of women working in the Turkish film industry – this went to Ezgi Baltaş, the casting director of the film, and the assistant producer, Feride Çiçekoğlu. Also, Nezaket Erden and Erdem Şenocak received the Best Supporting Actress and Actor Awards, respectively. The First Film Award went to Anatolian Leopard [+see also:
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by Emre Kayiş, while the picture also won the Best Art Director Award for Billur Turan.

The Best Director Award was bestowed upon Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for his latest film, Kerr, and the movie also received the Best Music Award for Nikos Kypourgos. Finally, the Best Actress Award went to Nihal Yalçın for her performance in Zuhal, and the Best Actor gong ended up going to Tarhan Karagöz for his role in The Cage. Özay Fecht picked up the Best Supporting Actress Award (splitting it with the aforementioned Nezaket Erden) for the same film.

In the International Feature Film Competition, Costa Rican helmer Paz Fábrega scooped the Best Director Award for Aurora, while Claudia Grob received the Best Actress Award for her turn in The Fam [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Fred Baillif
film profile
]
, and the Best Actor Award went to Petri Poikolainen for his role in The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Teemu Nikki and Jani Pösö
interview: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö an…
film profile
]
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Here is the complete list of winners at the 58th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival:

National Feature Film Competition

Best Film
Brother’s Keeper [+see also:
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interview: Ferit Karahan
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]
- Ferit Karahan (Turkey/Romania)

Dr Avni Tolunay Special Jury Prize
Between Two Dawns [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Selman Nacar
film profile
]
- Selman Nacar (Turkey/France/Romania/Spain)

Behlül Dal Best First Film Award
Anatolian Leopard [+see also:
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]
- Emre Kayiş (Turkey/Poland/Germany/Denmark)

Best Director
Tayfun Pirselimoğlu - Kerr (Turkey/Greece/France)

Cahide Sonku Award
Ezgi Baltaş, Feride Çiçekoğlu - Between Two Dawns

Best Screenplay
Ferit Karahan, Gülistan Acet - Brother’s Keeper

Best Actress
Nihal Yalçın - Zuhal (Turkey/Germany)

Best Actor
Tarhan Karagöz - The Cage (Turkey)

Best Supporting Actress (ex aequo)
Nezaket Erden - Between Two Dawns
Özay Fecht - The Cage

Best Supporting Actor
Erdem Şenocak - Between Two Dawns

Best Cinematography
Özgür Eken - Commitment Hasan (Turkey)

Best Music
Nikos Kypourgos - Kerr

Best Editing
Sercan Sezgin, Ferit Karahan, Hayedeh Safiyari - Brother’s Keeper

Best Art Direction
Billur Turan - Anatolian Leopard

Turkish Film Critics’ Association (SİYAD) Award
Pure White - Necip Çağhan Özdemir (Turkey)

Film-Yön Best Director Award
Tarhan Karagöz - The Cage

International Feature Film Competition

Best Film
Libertad [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Clara Roquet
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]
- Clara Roquet (Spain/Belgium)

Best Director
Paz Fábrega - Aurora (Costa Rica)

Best Actor
Petri Poikolainen - The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Teemu Nikki and Jani Pösö
interview: Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö an…
film profile
]
(Finland)

Best Actress
Claudia Grob - The Fam [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Fred Baillif
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]
(Switzerland)

National Documentary Film Competition

Best Film
All-In [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Volkan Üce (Belgium/Netherlands/France)

Special Jury Prize
Expecting a Grain of Sand - Aslı Akdağ (Turkey)

National Short Film Competition

Best Short Film
I’ll Leave You Two Alone - Elif Refiğ (Turkey)

Special Jury Award
The Second Night - Ali Tansu Turhan (Turkey)

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