Bringing cinemalovers together for the 9th time this year, Bosphorus Film Festival's National Feature Competition Jury President has been director and screenwriter Reis Çelik.
9th Bosphorus Film Festival's National Feature Film Competition Jury President Has Been Announced
Organized by the Bosphorus Culture and Arts Foundation and taking place on 23-30 October, 9th Bosphorus Film Festival's National Feature Competition Jury President has been announced. Supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the official partnership of TRT, the National Feature Competition's jury president for this year’s festival is Reis Çelik, the director of Lights Out, Goodbye Tomorrow, Tales of Intransigence, Refugee, Night of Silence and Food For a Funeral.
Reis Çelik was born in 1961 in Ardahan. He worked in the journalism and TV sector for many years. He tended towards cinema in 1995 with his first feature Lights Out. Standing out as the scriptwriter and director of the films Goodbye Tomorrow, Tales of Intransigence, Refugee, Night of Silence, F Tipi Film (co-director) and lastly Food For a Funeral, Çelik also made a number of documentaries and held photography exhibitions in numerous countries. Çelik has been the president of the Turkish Film Directors' Association since 2012. Çelik won numerous awards in national and international film festivals.
Reis Çelik’s National and International Awards
62. Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) – Germany (Crystal Bear)
25. Tokyo International Film Festival – Japan (Best Asia Film)
Asia-Pacific Awards – Australia (Best Script)
Fajr International Film Festival – Iran (Best Director)
25. Panorama of European Cinema Athens – Greece (Best Director, FIPRESCI Jury Prize)
38. Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bruxelles – Belgium (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor)
27. Mar del Plata International Film Festival – Argentina (Best Director, Best Actor)
Writers Union of Turkey 2005 – Turkey (Best Film)
Magazine Journalists Association of Turkey 1996 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor)
Cyprus International Film Festival (Best Film)
Bucharest International Film Festival – Romania (Best Film)
17. Nurnberg TD Film Festival – Germany (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress)
38. Würzburg Film Festival – Germany (Best Film)
38. Buster International Film Festival – Denmark (Special Jury Price)
Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival 1996 – Turkey (Bilge Olgaç Prize, Best Camera)
Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival 2012 – Turkey (Best Actor, Audience Award)
Malatya International Film Festival 2013 – Turkey (Best Director)
Dadaş Film Festival 2013 – Turkey (Best Film, Best Actress, Best Edit)
Hanoi International Film Festival – Vietnam (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor)
17. Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul – France (Musee Guimet Award)
International Yekaterinburg Film Festival – Russia (Best Actor)
Dublin International Film Festival – Ireland (Best Actress, Critics Award)
London Turkish Film Festival – UK (Golden Wings, Best Film)
Roma Mediterranean International Film Festival – Italy (Best Film)
Europa Alzas Award Docu-Drama – France (Best Europe - Docu Film)
Boston Academy Film Award For Excellence Turkish Cinema – USA
NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Cinema) – Special Prize
28.Varna-Love Of Folly – Bulgaria (Critics Awards)
İzmir International Film Festival – Turkey (Best Film)
National Feature Film Competition Awards
Films in the National Feature Competition will be competing in front of the jury for the award of 100.000 TL for the Best National Feature Film, alongside awards including cash prizes of 50.000 TL for the Best Debut, 20.000 TL for the Best Director, 15.000 TL for the Best Actress, 15.000 TL for the Best Actor, 10.000 TL for the Best Screenplay, 10.000 TL for the Best Cinematography and 10.000 TL for the Best Editing. Alongside the category awards, 10.000 TL cash prize will be given by the Turkish Film Producers’ Professional Association (FIYAB) as for the FIYAB Best Producer Award in the national competition for one film to support successful producers and independent films and FİLM – YÖN Best Director Award by the Film Directors’ Professional Association.
9th Bosphorus Film Festival will take place on 23-30 October. Festival details and submission inquires could be reached on www.bogazicifilmfestivali.com.