These are the films and artists awarded at the Golden Boll Film Festival


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Ela and Hilmi and Ali received the “Best Film” Award

“Ela ile Hilmi and Ali”, directed by Ziya Demirel, received the “Best Film Award” at the 29th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, which was held under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Adana Metropolitan Municipality, Zeydan Karalar. Ece Yüksel shared the award for “Best Actress” for her role in the film “Ela ile Hilmi and Ali” and Aslıhan Gürbüz for the film “Tell Me About Your Darkness”. Ahmet Rıfat Şungar and Barış Gönenen received the “Best Actor” award for their performances in “Çilingir Table”.


“Best Film” Award for the film crew “Ela ile Hilmi and Ali”; Zeydan Karalar, Mayor of Adana Municipality. The prize for “Best Director” went to “Ela ile Hilmi and Ali’s director Ziya Demirel, chairman of the jury Özcan Alper, and the prize for “Best Actor” went to Ahmet Rıfat Şungar and Barış, the actors of the film “Çilingir Sofrası”. Levent Özdilek , a member of the jury, Gönenen presented the “Best Actress” Award to Aslıhan Gürbüz for her role in the film “Tell Me about Your Darkness” and Nazan Kesal for her role in the film “Ela ile Hilmi and Ali”.


The award ceremony of the International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival took place at the Congress Center of Çukurova University. The awards ceremony kicked off with the red carpet parade attended by distinguished guests from the film and business world.

The ceremony, hosted by Meltem Cumbul and Yetkin Dikinciler, kicked off with a concert by the Cahit Berkay Orchestra.

During the opening speech at the ceremony, Zeydan Karalar, the honorary president of the festival and the mayor of Adana Municipality, said: “We will continue to tell Turkey about Adana’s contribution to the cinema world, that Adana comes to mind when it comes to film, that very valuable artists are raised from these fertile lands. Adana is an art-loving city, a city that educates many artists, a city that has made an outstanding contribution to the film industry and continues to increase this contribution,” he said.

Festival meets the public

Referring to the festival’s rich content, President Zeydan Karalar said: “We handed out labor awards, commemorated our lost artists, held informative and emotional conversations, held an evening of honor, brought our festival together with the public in villages and neighborhoods, in some places we took our performers to the audience, and we enjoyed the cinema on the gondola on the Seyhan River. Many thanks to our jury. They worked meticulously and intensively and put a lot of energy into it. We want to thank the executive committee and all our thank friends for their hard work. Our goal is to make each year a festival better than the last,” he said.

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Special thanks to the artists

Special thanks to the artists, President Zeydan Karalar continued: “Our artists have contributed a lot to make the Golden Sphere a brand and in recognition of Adana, and we have great respect for them. Congratulations to our award-winning and participating artists and cinema staff.

It’s not right to try to direct the performers. The artist is the leader of the society from which he comes. The artist is already becoming dissident, free-thinking. The cinema industry in our country is struggling and this has a negative effect on the number of films recorded. I hope that the number of films used in freer environments will increase. We are a candidate city to compete with the film festivals of the world. Because when you think of cinema, you think of Adana, when you think of Adana, you think of cinema. When Adana is mentioned, we think of important artists raised by this city. Long live the cinema, long live the art, long live the artists.” said.

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The awards presented in the National Feature Film Competition are as follows:

Special Jury Prize in Memory of Kadir Beycioğlu: Misdemeanor (Ümran Safter)

Award for best director on behalf of Erden Kıral: Ziya Demirel (Ela and Hilmi and Ali)

Best Screenplay: Ziya Demirel and Nazlı Elif Durlu (Ela and Hilmi and Ali)

Best Actress: Ece Yüksel and Aslıhan Gürbüz (Ela and Hilmi and Ali and Tell Me About Your Darkness)

Best Actor: Ahmet Rıfat Şungar and Barış Gönenen (The Locksmith Table)

Best Music: Taner Yücel (Tell Me About Your Darkness)

Best Cinematography: Engin Özkaya (The Locksmith Table)

Dear Art Direction: Ziya Demirel on behalf of Gülay Doğan. (Ela and Hilmi and Ali)

Best Editing Award on behalf of Ayhan Ergürsel: Selda Taşkın, Henrique Cartaxo (Ela and Hilmi and Ali)

Best Supporting Actress: Ece Demirtürk (Misdemeanor)

Best Supporting Actor: Alihan Kaya (Breakthrough)

Türkan Şoray Promising Actress: Mina Demirtaş (Crime)

Promising young man: Denizhan Akbaba (Ela, Hilmi and Ali)

SİYAD Cüneyt Cebenoyan Best Picture Award: Çilingir Sofrası Director: ALİ KEMAL GÜVEN

Best Director Award for Film Directing: Director Cem Demirer-Mendirek

Adana Audience Award: Director Çiğdem Sezgin – Suna


Best Documentary: Angry Lands (Directed by smail Bağcı)

Best Animated Film: Supplant (Zeynep Yıldız)

Best Experimental Film: Bi’Zahmet (Engin Ökmen)

Best Fiction Film: Meryem (Director Celal Yücel Tombul)

Şafak Studios Honorable Mention: Kite (Director Ahmet Devrim Güren)

Özer Kızıltan Special Jury Award: Salto Mortale (Director Nihat Vuran)

Best Picture Award: The Birth of Kennedy (director Gülben Arıcı)


Best Documentary Award: I’m Waiting on the Corner (Neslihan Kültür)

Special Jury Award: Everyone’s Buried in the Ground, Ben Suya (Fettullah Çelik)

Honorable Mention: This Is Not Me (Director: Jeyan Kader Gülşen, Zekiye Kaçak)


Best Picture Award: The Birth of Kennedy (Gülben Arıcı)


Special Jury Prize: The Seine’s Tears Directors: Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Alice Letailleur, Nicolas Mayeur, Étienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Philippine Singer, Lisa Vicente