This year, Belmin Söylemez's Mirror Mirror, Orçun Köksal's Tulliana, Somnur Vardar's Drifting, Kaan Müjdeci's Iguana Tokyo and Berna Gençalp's Who is Mihri will compete in the "National Feature Film Competition", which features the most noteworthy films of Turkish cinema in recent years.
3 Jury Members will evaluate the films in the competition
This year, the jury of the "National Feature Film Competition" consists of film critic Şenay Aydemir, editor Selda Taşkın and producer Zeynep Ünal.
The jury members will decide on the winner of the Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, while the Audience Special Award will be awarded to the winner with the votes of the audience. The audience will also be able to cast their votes with ballot papers printed in Braille. The award winners will be announced at the award ceremony to be held at the Goethe-Institut Ankara on Thursday 26 October.
The films that will compete in the "National Feature Film Competition" this year
Belmin Söylemez's film, which won the "Best Director" award at the 42nd Istanbul Film Festival, tells the story of three women with different lives who cross paths and are driven to make the same decisions for their dreams as the pressure on them increases.
Orçun Köksal's film, which won the "Seyfi Teoman Best First Film" award at the 42nd Istanbul Film Festival, is about the events that develop when Zoologist Emre and Veysel embark on a journey in Anatolia to find a trace of the extinct Anatolian panther.
Somnur Vardar's film, which won the "Best Feature Documentary" award at the 55th SİYAD Awards, is about Ferhat and Emrah, who work as bricklayers in construction sites, who are overwhelmed by harsh working conditions and future worries, and their search for a way out of this vicious circle.
Selected for the Cannes Cinéfondation L'Atelier at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Kaan Müjdeci's film is about a family living in Tokyo, whose lives change when they start playing a virtual reality game called 'M2' and how their pet iguana watches the whole process.
Who is Mihri:
Berna Gençalp's documentary film, which won the "Best Documentary Film" award at the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, seeks to answer the question "Who is Mihri" in order to reveal Mihri's story, which begins in Ottoman Istanbul at the end of the 19th century and extends to Rome, Paris and New York.