Coming up between 14-21 June, world’s most comprehensive migration themed film festival “International Migration Film Festival” has announced its jury president. Organized under the auspices of Presidency of Republic of Turkey, by Ministry of Internal Affairs’
General Directorate of Migration Management, with the contribution of Ministry of Culture and Tourism, festival’s International Feature Film Competition jury of 7 members will be presided by award winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
The film with most awards: Distant
Born in Istanbul, 1959, Nuri Bilge Ceylan studied Electrical Engineering in Boğaziçi University. Upon his graduation, he continued with his education in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s Cinema and TV department for two years. His debut short film “Cocoon” competed in Cannes Film Festival and became the first Turkish short film to ever compete in Cannes Film Festival. In the following years, he directed his trilogy known as “Provincial Trilogy” that consists of “Small Town” (1997), “Clouds of May” (1999) and “Distant” (2002).
Along with directing Nuri Bilge Ceylan worked as DOP, sound designer, producer, film editor and scriptwriter in his films. Trilogy’s last film “Distant” won the Grand Jury Award in Cannes Film Festival and Nuri Bilge Ceylan became a globally acclaimed director. Continuing to its journey after Cannes, “Distant” became the Turkish film to win the most awards with a number 47, including 23 awards from international festivals.
Palme d’Or to “Winter Sleep”
Nuri Bilge Ceylan continued his career with “Climates” and “Three Monkeys”, which won the Best Director award in 61st Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, he won the Grand Jury Award for a second time with “Once Upon a Time In Anatolia” in 64th Cannes film Festival and in 2014, his film “Winter Sleep” won the biggest award of Cannes Film Festival, Palm d’Or.
Coming up with over 50 films, the winner of International Migration Film Festival’s “International Feature Film Competition” will be awarded with 15.000 Euros prize.