Golden Wings Digital Distribution Award
Now in its 19th year, the pioneering LTFF is the first British film festival to offer a distribution contract to the winner of one of its major awards. The Golden Wings Digital Distribution Award, introduced in 2009, recognises the growth of digital exhibition across Britain and Ireland thus enabling many more moviegoers to sample the delights of contemporary Turkish cinema. An international jury will select the winner from a short list of outstanding films. The winner will receive a UK digital distribution contract to cover the production of digital copies and distribution and marketing costs. Last year’s winner, Reis Çelik’s ‘Night of Silence (Lal Gece) was released in the UK in 2013.
The People's Choice Award
This will once again be voted for by audiences attending LTFF screenings at the Rio Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse, Ray Dolby Theatre and Aubin Theatre. The winner will be announced after the festival and receive the Golden Wings trophy. Last year’s award went to Yılmaz Erdoğan’s touching ‘The Butterfly’s Dream’.
The Lifetime Achievement Award
First awarded in 2009 to legendary actress Türkan Şoray, the LTFF is delighted to have the opportunity to introduce a great Turkish filmmaker to British audiences. Be they actors, directors, producers, writers or technicians, the recipient will be honoured for a career of outstanding achievement and will receive the magnificent Golden Wings trophy.
This year the Golden Wings Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to the acclaimed actress and art director Serra Yilmaz receiving her wings at the glittering Opening Night Gala event at the O2 Greenwich Cineworld.