Monday, May 21, 2007

2007 Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival

Flying Broom bids farewell to Ankara

The 10th edition of Ankara's Uçan Süpürge (Flying Broom) International Women's Film Festival ended Sunday with an award ceremony at the Metropol movie theater, where the festival has been screening 149 productions by female filmmakers for the last 10 days.

Japanese actress-director Kaori Momoi's feature-film "Faces of a Fig Tree" was named the winner of the prestigious International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize at the ceremony, beating 14 entrants from various countries screened in the "Each has a Different Color" section of the festival. The winners of the short film screenplay competition were also announced during the ceremony. There was a three-way tie for first place -- including Burcu Tasçı for her story titled "Tek Sahnelik Hayat" (Single-act Life), Merlin Yılmaz for "Ve Bir Tüy Düstü" (And a Feather Fell) and Esra Günel and Erhan Yavuz for "Oyuncak" (Toy) -- according to the Anatolia news agency.

This year's theme for the short film screenplay competition was "Marriage and Playing Family," aiming to draw public attention to problems caused by early marriages. Flying Broom women's platform coordinator Halime Güler said the festival has once more proven that "democracy has been approved by women." She said the Flying Broom was "a bold, leading and mighty festival. For a festival to be marking its 10th year shows its permanence," she added.

Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival | Uçan Süpürge Uluslararası Kadın Filmleri Festivali
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