21 – 27 Nov 2014

5th Malatya International Film Festival

At 5th Malatya International Film Festival hosted by Malatya Apricot Research, Development and Promotion Foundation under the auspices of Governorship of Malatya; with the major sponsorship of Municipality of Malatya; and the support of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Promotion Fund of Turkish Prime Ministry, Municipality of Battalgazi, Municipality of Yeşilyurt and İnönü University, awards have been presented! And the most remarkable person at the ceremony was the festival’s Guest of Honor, Nastassja Kinski, who wore a glamorous gown by world-renowned Turkish designer Erol Albayrak.

Along with Governor of Malatya and Festival Honorary President, Süleyman Kamçı; Deputy Head of Directorate General of Cinema, Ali Atlıhan; Mayor of Malatya, Ahmet Çakır; many actors, directors and festival’s Guest of Honor, Nastassja Kinski, attended the Award Ceremony at Malatya Congress and Cultural Center on November 27th.
Star of the red carpet was undoubtedly Nastassja Kinski in her gown designed by world-renowned Turkish designer Erol Albayrak. “I am so honored to be in Malatya, and feel so lucky to be given the Honor Award as this year marks the 100th year of Turkish Cinema,” said Kinski.

In his opening speech emphasizing the power of cinema, “Cinema is a genuine power that gives an idea or a lesson to people; gives hope, joy and ambition; and encourages people to think outside the box. This cannot be achieved in any other artistic field. We can’t even say how many people we reach across the world through cinema. It’s also the mirror of society; all wrongs and rights of a society exist in its cinema as well. Hope this festival, which brings art and our people together, will continue in the coming years with a growing enthusiasm,” said Governor of Malatya and Festival Honorary President, Süleyman Kamçı.

Winning Films

National Feature Film Competition
Best Film: Spirit of Dust
Best Director: Nesimi Yetik / Spirit of Dust
Best Actress: Neslihan Yeldan / Ant Trap, Nazlıcan Tuncalı /You Tell About Me
Best Actor: Tansu Biçer / Spirit Of Dust
Best Screenplay: Erol Mintas / Song Of My Mother
Best Original Score: Marios Takoushis / Fish
Special Jury Award for Best Actress: Zübeyde Rohani / Song Of My Mother
SİYAD Special Jury Award: To Kill A Rat
SİYAD Award: Fish, Song Of My Mother

International Feature Film Competition
Best Film: Titli (Butterfly)
Special Jury Award: Violet

National Documentary Competition
Best Documentary: A Dream School In The Steppes
Special Jury Award: Nail V.

National Short Film Competition
Best Film: Regret
Special Jury Award: The Head

Festival Photos