Posted 29.07.2010 13:52:47 UTC
Updated 29.07.2010 13:52:47 UTC
The theme of the festival to be held in October is "Cinema and Social Communication".
Esma Sultan Mansion hosted the promotion event of the 47th International Antalya Film Festival, with several prominent names of film industry in attendance.
Chairman of the Foundation of Culture and Arts in Antalya, City Mayor Akaydın said they put a lot of effort to promote the festival among locals.
The festival will run through 9-14 October. Director Emir Kusturica, known with his 'The Time of the Gypsies', 'Underground' and 'Arizona Dream', director Megan Milan known for her academy award winning 'Smile Pink' and Serge Avedıkıan, winner of Cannes film festival filmmaker are in the golden orange jury.
Turkish actor Kadir Inanır will chair the jury. Film critique Atilla Dorsay and actress Meltem Cumbul are also in the jury.
'Lifetime achievement honor' awards will be presented this year to screenwriter Safa Önal, Director Göreç, and Actors Sürer, Bubikoğlu, Akpınar and Alasya.
Çobanoğlu will receive an award for his efforts for cinema, while Kenter will be given 'Yıldırım Önal jury special award'. Müjdat Gezen will be the recipient of 'social responsibility in arts award'.