3 Awards Istanbul Film Festival
Blue Silence, the feature film debut of the Belgian-Kurdish director Bülent Öztürk, has received three awards (Best Debut Film, Best Scenario & Jury Award) and a special mention on the 36th edition of the Istanbul Film Festival (5-15 April 2017).
Bülent Öztürk was present at the festival to receive the awards. From the hands of jury president Yagmur and Durul Taylan, the director received the Special Prize of the Jury, accounting for 60,000 Turkish Lira (15,140 EUR). In addition, the Best Debt Prize (30,000 Turkish Lira) and Blue Silence Best Price Award went on.
Finally, the Jury of the FACE film prize of the Council of Europe Öztürks film still invented a Special Entry.