Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival organized a press conference and cocktail party at Esma Sultan Yalisi (Mansion) in İstanbul.

The festival, organized by the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Arts with the support of the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, is scheduled to take place from October 9 to 14, 2010.

Chairman of the Foundation of Culture and Arts in Antalya, City Mayor Prof. Dr. Mustafa Akaydın said they put a lot of effort to promote the festival among locals. The jury of National Feature Film Competition includes Serbian 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. Famous Turkish actor Kadir Inanır will chair the jury. Film critique Atilla Dorsay and actress Meltem Cumbul are also in the jury.

A total of 620,000 Turkish Liras would be given to films competing in 14 branches, and the best film would be awarded with 330,000 liras. Moreover, a new award would also be given to the best film and if the producer of this film shoots at least 15 percent of his new film in Antalya in the next two years after receiving the award, he will be given additional 70,000-lira as Antalya Encouragement Award.

Serbian director Emir Kusturica’s film, “Maradona by Kusturica,” would be shown at the festival, and they had invited former Argentine coach and football demigod Diego Maradona to Antalya for the special screening.

‘Lifetime achievement honor’ awards will be presented this year to screenwriter Safa Önal, Director director and secreenwriter Ertem Göreç, and actors Nur Sürer, Gülşen Bubikoğlu, Metin Akpınar and Zeki Alasya. This year’s “Cinema Labor Award” would be presented to Necmettin Çobanoğlu while famous theater actress Yıldız Kenter would be given the “Yıldırım Önal Memory Award.”

As part of social responsibility and awareness projects, the Tomurcuk Percussion Group, which is made up of children with disabilities, was invited to the festival.

The festival will feature a comprehensive film program as well as film competitions, workshops and screenings in different spots around the region.