At the opening night of the 29th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, the “Orhan Kemal Emek Awards” were presented to their owners.
At the opening night of the 29th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival held at the Merkez Park Amphitheater with the presentation of Yetkin Dikinciler, the “Orhan Kemal Emek Awards”, the master of the theater Zihni Göktay, actress, singer and make-up artist Suzan Kardeş, and Cinema Workers’ Union Former It was given to President Zafer Ayden.
BIG WORK BEING AN ARTIST
Adana Metropolitan Mayor and Festival Honorary President Zeydan Karalar took the floor at the opening of the important night and said that although he has been addressing communities for many years, he was excited when he spoke in front of the artists. President Zeydan Karalar, the Founder of the Republic of Turkey, Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, “Gentlemen! You can all be MPs, ministers, even the President of the Republic, but you cannot be an artist.
VALUABLE GUESTS ATTENDED THE AWARD CEREMONY
Greeting the artists attending the Orhan Kemal Emek Awards Ceremony, CHP Istanbul Provincial President Canan Kaftancıoğlu, DİSK Chairman Arzu Çerkezoğlu, Eşber Yağmurdereli, district mayors, provincial presidents, politicians, trade unionists, deputies, guests and Adana residents, President Zeydan Karalar said, “We are from art. We are in favor of democracy, human rights and labor. We are holding the International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, one of the most meaningful values of Adana, the city of cinema, for the 29th time. We have been trying to organize the festival, which started in 1969 and was interrupted from time to time, for 3 years despite the pandemic, with enthusiasm and in a way that befits cinema, Adana, our artists and the cinema city of Adana. We commemorate our cinema artists, who we lost this year and in previous years, with mercy and respect.”
MUSTAFA KEMAL, YAŞAR KEMAL, ORHAN KEMAL…
Zeydan Karalar, Minister of Adana Metropolitan Municipality, presented the award to the master artist Zihni Göktay. While receiving his award, Göktay said, “I have received many awards, but this is the first time I have received an award from a film festival. I owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who knows my worth. Adana is a very important city for me. Not only with its kebab, citrus fruits and cotton; It is a very important city for me with its art, intellectuals, statesmen and artists. In 1964, I made my first tour to Adana. Kemaller is very important to me; Yaşar Kemal, Orhan Kemal, Mustafa Kemal … Thank you very much for this beautiful award, ”said she.
OUR MASTERS ARE IN THE SETS
Another winner of the Orhan Kemal Emek Award, Suzan Kardeş, was presented the award by the poet-writer Ataol Behramoğlu and Orhan Kemal’s son Işık Öğütçü. While Suzan Kardeş received her award; ‘I am happy to be here. Thank you to everyone who gave me this award and deemed it worthy. I want to say one more thing here. Please let’s see our friends and masters who want to be on the sets for the love of their profession, who work in every field of cinema. They want to be seen on sets. Let the master write it on their back. This is my dream. All very important. Dear producers, let our masters be on the sets. Thank you for making me visible tonight. Because I do not want to disappear and I want to exist in the community.” He said.
ON BEHALF OF SET WORKERS
Zafer Aydan, the ex-President of Sine Sen and who has been on the Board of Directors of the Cinema Workers’ Union for 40 years, received his award from DİSK Chairman Arzu Çerkezoğlu. Ayden said, “On behalf of all cinema workers, I would like to thank everyone. I am receiving this award for the workers of the set who lost their lives on the set, on the way home from the set, for my brothers and sisters who lost their lives in work murder, and for our comrades who gave their lives for a humane struggle.”
ARTISTS STANDING APPEAL
Zuhal Olcay also took the stage at the night, where Çukurova Symphonic Project, under the direction of conductor Eray İnal, added color with their soundtracks. The surprise of the Zuhal Olcay concert, in which moviegoers accompanied their songs, was the “Luxury Life” operetta performed by Zihni Göktay and Olcay. The ceremony ended with enthusiastic applause from the audience, and the performers received a standing ovation.