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24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival Award Ceremony Has Been Held!

What happened at the 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival?



The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, organized with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema, began its physical screenings with an award ceremony with a limited number of participants in accordance with pandemic conditions and the circular issued yesterday evening.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival took place between May 27 and June 3 online via Festivalscope, and between June 4 and 12 in the theaters of Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Center and CerModern. The festival included the screening of 64 films from 33 nations, as well as the hosting of approximately 50 guests. There were films with the theme Leaving Limbo in the festival which tell the stories of women who resist, inspire, and act with unity all around the world.

Following the press conference on May 27, 16 films were screened online, and online interviews with the directors of ten films were carried on the festival’s YouTube channel.

The festival screenings in the theaters began on the evening of June 4th, with the opening and award ceremony happening outdoors in CerModern.The night, hosted by Şenay Gürler and Yetkin Dikinciler, was broadcast live on ABBTV and the festival’s social media channels. On the same night, Nur Sürerreceived the Honorary Award, Ayta Sözeri, Ekin Fil and Gülin Üstün received the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Ahsen Eroğlu the Young Witch Award. Demet Evgar, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and Zuhal Olcay, the Honorary Award winner, attended the ceremony with video messages This year’s Theme Awards are presented to the “EŞİK – Women’s Platform for Equality”, which was established to protect the vested rights of women, “Ni Una Menos” (Not One [Women] Less), which started in Argentina and whose struggle against femicide spread all over Latin America, and Strajk Kobiet (Women’s Strike), which emerged from the struggle of Polish women for the right to abortion, defending the basic rights of women by the women’s strike. The writer, director, and screenwriter Işıl Özgentürk, who was awarded the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award last year, was given the award that she did not receive due to the pandemic. The ceremony ended with a mini-concert by Ayta Sözeri.

24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival is the only women’s film festival in the world that hosts a FIPRESCI jury. Jury members are Boyd van Hoeij (Luxembourg), Rüdiger Suchsland (Germany), Esin Kücüktepepinar (Turkey). As I Want by Samaher Alqadi awarded with FIPRESCI. The FIPRESCI jury praised the film “For the original way in which it combines different forms of filmmaking and it investigates the power of the camera to paint a portrait of the women of the Arab Spring in Egypt and their ongoing fight for equality and human rights”.

The 24th Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, which will celebrate its quarter-century anniversary, will continue to keep women’s solidarity alive by inspiring and meeting viewers.

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Tilda Swinton On The 74th Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet With Her Daughter

Mother-daughter at the Paris, 13th District.



Tilda Swinton, who attended the 74th Cannes Film Festival with The French Dispatch, walked on the red carpet with her actress daughter Honor Swinton Byrne.

The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is still going on.

The premiere of the film Paris, 13th District (Les Olympiades) was also held during the festival, which was attended by numerous celebrities. Also, Tilda Swinton and her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne attended the premiere of the film, which was filmed in France during the pandemic.

Tilda Swinton, 60, walks the red carpet with her 23-year-old daughter Honor Swinton Byrne at the 74th Cannes Film Festival for Paris, 13th District. Tilda Swinton and her gorgeous daughter Honor Swinton Byrne were sure to turn heads.

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40th Istanbul Film Festival Awards: Full List of Winners

Fractured and Geranium win big.



The 40th Istanbul Film Festival, which began with online screenings on April 1 and continued in theaters and open-air venues, finished on Wednesday, July 14 with an award ceremony at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Harbiye.

The winners of international and national competitions were announced at the award ceremony of the 40th Istanbul Film Festival, which was organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) with support from the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In addition to The Cinema Honorary Awards, the ceremony honored the institutions and organizations that helped in the festival’s organization.

A total of 45 films competed in international and national competitions at the 40th Istanbul Film Festival. Along with the International and National Competition Golden Tulip Awards, the National Competition Best Director, Special Jury Award, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Music were presented. The winners of the National Short Film and National Documentary Competition, the Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize and the International Federation of Film Critics Awards (FIPRESCI) were also announced at the award ceremony.

National Short Film Competition

  • Best Short Film Award – The Criminals / Serhat Karaaslan (Turkey, France, Romania)
  • Special Mention – A Year in Exile / Malaz Usta (Turkey)

National Documentary Competition

  • Best Documentary Award – Anima / Yusuf Emre Yalçın (Turkey)
  • Special Mention – Nosema / Etna Özbek (Turkey)
  • Special Mention – Wind Horse / Sidar İnan Erçelik (Turkey)

International Competition

  • Golden Tulip –Madalena / Madiano Marcheti (Brazil)
  • Special Jury Prize – Death of a Virgin, and the Sin of Not Living / George Peter Barbari (Lebanon)
  • Nemesis / Thomas Imbach (Switzerland)

National Competition

  • Golden Tulip – The List of Those Who Love Me / Emre Erdoğdu
  • Special Jury Prize (in memory of Onat Kutlar) – You Me Lenin / Tufan Taştan
  • Best Director – Fikret Reyhan (Fractured)
  • Best Screenplay Award – Fractured / Fikret Reyhan
  • Best Actress – Asiye Dinçsoy (It’s All About Peace and Harmony) & İlayda Elif Elhih (Geranium)
  • Best Actor – Halil Babür (The List of Those Who Love Me)
  • Best Cinematography – Orçun Özkılınç (Geranium)
  • Best Editing – Evren Luş (The Cemil Show)
  • Best Original Score – Deniz Cuylan, Brian Bender (AV: The Hunt)

Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize

  • Best Debut Film – Geranium / Çağul Bocut


  • International Competition ­­­– Death of a Virgin, and the Sin of Not Living / George Peter Barbari (Lebanon)
  • National Competition – Fractured / Fikret Reyhan
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Palestinian Actors Boycott 74th Cannes Film Festival

Actors signed a letter.



Let there be Morning

Palestinian actors of the film Let It Be Morning have announced that they will boycott this year’s Cannes Film Festival in protest of the film being labeled an “Israeli production.”

The Palestinian actors Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman and Salim Daw from the film “Let It Be Morning” have decided to boycott the Cannes Film Festival. On Thursday evening, the cast of Let It Be Morning signed a letter expressing their displeasure with the film’s nomination as an Israeli production at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from July 6 to July 17 and announcing their intention to withdraw from the festival.

“We cannot ignore the contradiction of the film’s entry into Cannes under the label of an “Israeli film” when Israel continues to carry its decades-long colonial campaign of ethnic cleansing, expulsion, and apartheid against us—the Palestinian people,” the cast said in a statement.

“Each time the film industry assumes that we and our work fall under the ethno-national label of “Israeli,” it further perpetuates an unacceptable reality that imposes on us, Palestinian artists with Israeli citizenship, an identity imposed by Zionist colonization to maintain the ongoing oppression of Palestinians inside historic Palestine; the denial of our language, history and identity,” the actors wrote. “[…] Expecting us to stand idly by and accept the label of a state that has sanctioned this latest wave of violence and dispossession not only normalizes apartheid but also continues to permit the denial and whitewashing of violence and crimes inflicted on Palestinians.”

The cast also stated that they are subjected to such a description because the director, Eran Kolirin is Israeli and that they are honored to have him among them, but this definition helps to legitimize the state of Israel, which perpetrates brutality against the Palestinian people.

According to the director, Kolirin, the actors’ decision not to attend the festival was more of a political statement than a boycott. “They are not boycotting, they are very proud to have participated in the film, they love the film and are proud that it is being screened at Cannes,” Kolirin said. “They have decided on a political act of absence to protest cultural erasure. I understand that, and support their every decision. It hurts me that they won’t be there to celebrate their stunning work, but I respect their position.”

The film ‘Let There Be Morning,’ is based on a book by Sayed Kashua, which follows the story of Sami, an Israeli-Palestinian who returns to his village with his family to attend his brother’s wedding. Following the wedding, Sami, his wife, and their son are forced to stay in the hamlet by Israeli soldiers, and Sami is soon imprisoned and besieged in his homeland, with no idea why or for how long.

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