Golden Wings Digiturk Digital Distribution Award
Now in its 18th 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 £30,000 UK and Ireland digital distribution contract to cover the production of digital copies and distribution and marketing costs. Last year's winner, Muzaffer Özdemir's 'Yurt' (Home) will begin its UK release in April 2013.
The People's Choice Award
This will once again be voted for by audiences attending LTFF screenings at the Odeon West End, Rio Cinema, ICA and Cine Lumiere. The winner will be announced at the end of the festival and receive the Golden Wings trophy.
Last year's award went to Derviş Zaim's powerful 'Shadows and Faces. The director received his award at a reception in Istanbul.
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 film maker 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.
The ever-so-graceful Hülya Koçyiğit was awarded Golden Wings Lifetime Achievement Award last year and she received her wings at the glittering Opening Gala event at the Odeon West End.