Antalya Film Festival winners announced

ANADOLU AGENCY
ANKARA
Published 28.10.2017 01:55
Chinese actress Wen Qi accepts The Best Film award for Angels Wear White at the 54th Antalya Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey, Oct. 27, 2017. (AA Photo)
Chinese actress Wen Qi accepts The Best Film award for "Angels Wear White" at the 54th Antalya Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey, Oct. 27, 2017. (AA Photo)

The winners of 54th International Antalya Film Festival were announced Friday at an award ceremony, capping the week-long event.

Speaking at the opening of the ceremony, the festival's manager, Menderes Turel, said this year's event had the highest attendance in its history.

Over seven days, 42 movies were screened and viewed by around 33,000 people.

Cinema experts, directors, producers and actors and actresses were among the festival's participants.

Turel also said the festival hosted 1,600 movie makers from around the world.

The ceremony was also attended by Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Numan Kurtulmuş.

The Best Film award went to "Angels Wear White" from China.

The movie's leading actress, Wen Qi, won for Best Actress.

The award for Best Actor went to Reza Akhlaghirad, who played the leading role in "A Man of Integrity". Iranian director Mohammed Rasoulof won the Best Director award for the same film.

U.S. actor Matt Dillon received the Honorary Award from Kurtulmuş and Antalya Governor Munir Karaloğlu.

Expressing his happiness, Dillon said it was an honor to attend the festival.

"I am a member of the International Organization for Migration, and I want to say something. I admire and respect Turkey's efforts for Syrian refugees. Turkey hosts the highest number of refugees in the world," he said.

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