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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Onur Unlu wins three awards at Golden Boll Festival

The 18th annual Golden Boll Film Festival in Adana saw director Onur Unlu emerge as the big winner of the night with ‘Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Asiri Acikli Hikayesi’ (The Extremely Tragic Story of Celal Tan And His Family) scooping three awards at the ceremony.

Unlu’s film won the Best Screenplay Award, Best Film Award, and Jury Special Performance Award, in what will be an extremely proud day for Unlu, Unlu also picked up 350,000 Turkish Lira as part of the prize for winning the festival’s best film.

Adana Deputy Mayor, Zihni Aldirmaz said: “Cinema artists are Turkey’s source of pride. Two million people of Adana all together made the Golden Boll Festival a success.”

In total, 14 awards were given out in various different categories for films in Turkey. Some of the most noted awards went to Cemal Agacikoglu for Best Director Award for his film ‘Eylul’ (September), Best Actress Award was shared by Hatice Aslan and Gorkem Yelten, while Durukan Ordu won the Best Actor Award.

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