Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Online Events To Reach Audiences Across Turkey!

Supported by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival will be held by the Municipality of Antalya from October 3-10. But the excitement of the Festival experience will spread across Turkey through online events.

In a collaboration unique to this year, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has partnered with the online film platform, MUBI, and curated a selection of Golden Orange winning films for cinema lovers.

The Golden Orange Film School will feature a series of differently themed conversations with filmmakers, which will be open to all on the Festival’s social media accounts.

Golden Orange Film School classes will take place online from October 4-9 this year exclusively for the 250 selected students.

Golden Orange Winning Films on MUBI!

A selection of six films from different years, all of them winners of the coveted Golden Orange—the Festival’s top award—will be free to view for MUBI members from October 3-November 30. MUBI is also offering a free 30-day trial membership to cinema lovers without membership so that they, too, can watch this specially curated selection. The exclusive offer is available at

The program has been put together in grateful recognition of everyone who has worked for Turkish cinema and the Festival over the years. The films included present a powerful perspective on both the Festival’s history and the national film industry. The line-up, available on MUBI, is as follows: the great master, Lütfi Ömer Akad’s The Wedding (Düğün), the second part of what is arguably Turkish cinema’s most important trilogy, his Migration Trilogy; Yavuz Özkan’s The Mine (Maden), one of the finest examples of political cinema in Turkey; Atıf Yılmaz’s fantastical comedy, Aaahh Belinda, among the most compelling stories of a woman in Turkish cinema; Uğur Yücel’s Toss-Up (Yazı Tura), a film that touches on a raft of different issues related to Turkey; The Market: A Tale of Trade (Pazar: Bir Ticaret Masalı), an imaginative drama from Ben Hopkins; and Tolga Karaçelik’s Ivy (Sarmaşık), a drama almost certain to become a classic in years to come.

Golden Orange Film School Conversations to Reach Audiences Right Across Turkey!

Cinema lovers the length and breadth of Turkey will be able to watch a series of themed conversations held during the Golden Orange Film School. Videos of the conversations will be available on the Festival’s social media accounts.

The program of conversations is as follows: screenwriter-director-actor, Ercan Kesal, and actor, Nazan Kesal, on “Family Cinema” with the film critic, Mehmet Açar, moderating; the director, Kıvanç Sezer, on “How I Made My First Film” with festival consultant, film critic and academic, Ahmet Gürata, moderating; the actor, Damla Sönmez, on “Being an Actress in Turkey” with film critic, Evrim Kaya, moderating; screenwriter-director, Pelin Esmer, on “From Documentary to Fiction to Documentary” with the producer and director, Haşmet Topaloğlu, moderating; the screenwriter-producer-director and academic, Emin Alper, on “From Story to Screen” with film critic, Esin Küçüktepepınar, moderating; and screenwriter-director, İlksen Başarır, and actor, Mert Fırat, on “Making a Film Together” with the producer, Engin Palabıyık, moderating.

Exclusive Online Classes for Golden Orange Film School Students!

The 250 students selected for the second edition of the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival’s Golden Orange Film School will have exclusive access to a program of online classes. These include: “Hiring Key Production Crew and Communication” with the director, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik; “The Secret of Screenwriting” with screenwriter-director, Atasay Koç; “The Basics of Editing” with film editor, Selda Taşkın; “Production-Putting a Budget Together” with the producer, Müge Büyüktalaş; “Reading Films” with film critic, Evrim Kaya, and festival consultant, film critic and academic, Ahmet Gürata; and “Preparing for a Documentary” with director and video artist, Köken Ergun.

The 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is chaired by Muhittin Böcek, the Mayor of Antalya, and executive directed by Cansel Çevikol Tuncer, with Ahmet Boyacıoğlu taking the role of Festival director and Başak Emre of artistic director.

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