The ten films in the International Competition came from Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
"What is most impressive is that all the National Competition films deal with really important issues for the country and the artists," said Barbara Boyle, Associate Dean at UCLA's Film Department. Boyle was the only member of the National Jury from the U.S. "For me that is the role of the artist, particularly the film artist, and it is important for audiences to deal with these issues and not be afraid."
The festival was not without controversy. There was a public dispute within the national jury about censorship and artistic merit, and statements were made to the Turkish media during the festival.
For more information go to www.altinportakal.org.tr.The winners are: The International Competition: Best Film: "Aglaya" by Kristina Deak/ HungarySpecial Jury Award: "Keep Smiling" by Rusudan Chkonia/ FranceBest 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 SonmezBest Actor: Abdulkadir Tuncer in "Your Beauty is Worth Nothing" by Huseyin Tabak Contact: Elif CercelInternational Publicist email@example.com SOURCE Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival