Fourteen movies to run in the national feature competition at 19th Altın Koza (Golden Boll) International Film Festival were announced by organizers on Tuesday.
A total of 42 films applied to take part in the competition at the festival, scheduled for Sept. 17-23. The contenders are Veli Kahraman’s “Ana Dilim Nerede” (Where Is My Mother Tongue), Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s “Araf” (Somewhere In Between), İsmail Güneş’s “Ateşin Düştüğü Yer” (Where the Fire Burns), Elfe Uluç’s “Aziz Ayşe”, Orhan Eskiköy and Zeynel Doğan’s “Babamın Sesi” (Voice of My Father), Derviş Zaim’s “Devir” (The Circle), Pelin Esmer’s “Gözetleme Kulesi” (Watchtower), Reis Çelik’s “Lal Gece” (Night of Silence), Selim Evci’s “Rüzgarlar” (Winds), İnan Temelkuran and Kristen Stevens’s “Siirt’in Sırrı” (Know My Name), Belmin Söylemez’s “Şimdiki Zaman” (Present Tense), Filiz Alpgezmen’s “Yabancı” (The Stranger), Zeki Demirkubuz’s “Yeraltı” (Underground) and Erden Kıral’s “Yük” (Load). The winner, who receives TL 350,000 prize money, will be announced during the closing ceremony on Sept. 22. The national feature competition jury is headed by internationally acclaimed Turkish moviemaker Ferzan Özpetek, who is based in Rome. The jury includes director of cinematography Eyüp Boz, musician Hasan Saltık and academic Hülya Uğur Tanrıöven.