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ISTANBUL 2016 Awards

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Dust Cloth and A Monster With a Thousand Heads win at Istanbul

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- Ahu Öztürk's film has won the Golden Tulip for Best Film in the national competition, while Rodrigo Plá's Venice title has triumphed in the international one

Dust Cloth and A Monster With a Thousand Heads win at Istanbul
The team behind Dust Cloth collecting their awards (©Istanbul Film Festival)

The 35th Istanbul Film Festival (7-17 April) wrapped with Ahu Öztürk's Berlinale Forum title Dust Cloth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ahu Öztürk
film profile
]
and Mustafa Kara's Cold of Kalandar, a story about a poor man struggling to feed his family in a ramshackle cabin in the mountains, splitting almost all the prizes in the national competition. The former won the Golden Tulip for Best Film, as well as Best Actress, Best Screenplay and the Cineuropa Award, while the latter got Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing and Best DoP.

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The national competition jury comprised actor Tansu Biçer, author and director Ben Hopkins, actress and director Niki Karimi, author Murat Uyurkulak and distributor Torsten Frehse.

In the international competition, the Golden Tulip went to Mexico's Rodrigo Plá for A Monster With a Thousand Heads. The prize includes €20,000, split between the director and the film's Turkish distributor. The Special Jury Prize, worth €5,000, was given to Brady Corbet for The Childhood of a Leader [+see also:
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]
.

The jury was chaired by producer Ewa Puszczyńska and included actress Melisa Sözen, actor Lior Ashkenazy and video artist Ali Kazma.

Romania's Anca Damian won the €30,000 Eurimages Audentia Award, aimed at promoting female directors, for The Magic Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

Here is the full list of awards:

National Golden Tulip Competition

Best Film
Dust Cloth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ahu Öztürk
film profile
]
– Ahu Öztürk

Best Director
Mustafa Kara – Cold of Kalandar 

Special Jury Prize
Rauf [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– Soner Caner and Barış Kaya

Best Actress
Asiye Dinçsoy – Dust Cloth

Best Actor
Haydar Şişman – Cold of Kalandar

Best Screenplay
Ahu Öztürk – Dust Cloth

Best Director of Photography
Cevahir Şahin and Kürşat Üresin – Cold of Kalandar 

Best Editing
Mustafa Kara, Umut Sakallıoğlu and Ali Aga – Cold of Kalandar

Best Original Music
Doğan Duru – The Field

Cineuropa Award
Dust Cloth – Ahu Öztürk

FIPRESCI Award
Motherland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Senem Tüzen 

International Golden Tulip Competition 

Best Film
A Monster With a Thousand Heads – Rodrigo Plá

Special Jury Prize
The Childhood of a Leader [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Brady Corbet

FIPRESCI Award
All of a Sudden [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Aslı Özge
film profile
]
– Aslı Özge

Audentia Award
The Magic Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Anca Damian

FACE Film Award of the Council of Europe
Mediterranea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
– Jonas Carpignano

Special Mention
Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra

Seyfi Teoman Best Debut Film Prize
The Apprentice – Emre Konuk

National Documentary Competition

Best Documentary Award
Attention! – Onur Bakır and Panagiotis Charamis

Special Mention
The Others – Ayşe Polat

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