The 52nd International Antalya Film Festival, which was previously the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, will be held between Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 this year. Director and screenwriter Ömer Vargı will head the jury of the festival’s National Feature Film Competition, according to a written statement made by the festival office.
Born in 1953, Vargı began his career in film production in 1974 with Yılmaz Güney and Şerif Gören’s “Endişe” (Anxiety) as the first assistant to Gören. He began directing commercials in 1977 and has made over 700 commercials to date. In 1982, he became a partner in the Filma-Cass production company and continued to make commercials as well as feature films. He directed his first feature film, “Her Şey Çok Güzel Olacak” (Everything’s Gonna Be Great) in 1998 which was followed by “İnşaat” (Under Construction) in 2003.
“Kabadayı” (Love and Honor) is his third feature film.