Inaugurated in 1964, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival has evolved over the years into the beating heart of Turkish national cinema, marking a crucial launch pad in the careers of many outstanding filmmakers.
Introduced by the Festival to make a tangible contribution to Turkish cinema, the Antalya Film Forum has transformed Antalya into the hub of the national film industry, providing support to large numbers of young and independent filmmakers. In its five editions so far, the Antalya Film Forum has played a key role in the creation of many Turkish films during their production journey, including national and international festival award-winners.
Today, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is regarded as one of the most prestigious film festivals in Asia and Europe, attracting to the Mediterranean city celebrity guests from around the world, among them István Szabó, Francis Ford Coppola, Emir Kusturica, Catherine Deneuve, Bob Rafelson, Abbas Kiarostami and more. As a reflection of the quality standards achieved in its organization and the Festival’s distinctive setup, the Antalya Golden Orange has earned recognition by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers’ Associations) to join the ranks of the world’s premier film festivals.