ISTANBUL (CIHAN)- Veteran US filmmaker and photographer Jerry Schatzberg will chair the international competition jury at this year's Altin Portakal (Golden Orange) International Film Festival, the organizers of the event announced on Wednesday.
The 87-year-old Schatzberg, the well-known director behind 1973's Palme d'Or winner "Scarecrow," a road movie starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman, will be joined by six other film professionals from Turkey and abroad on the international panel, which will judge the international selection of feature films competing in the 2014 festival, set to run from Oct. 10-18 in the southern city of Antalya.
Greek cinematographer Andreas Sinanos, best known for his work on the late Theo Angelopoulos' 1998 drama "Eternity and a Day," Russian film critic and cinema historian Andrei Plakhov, a former president and lifelong honorary president of the prestigious International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Italian producer Tilde Corsi, known in Turkey for her work with Rome-based Turkish filmmaker Ferzan Özpetek, and Krzysztof Gierat, the director of Poland's KrakÓw Film Festival, will be joining Schatzberg on the jury.
Actor Halit ErgenÇ, who has gained international popularity with his portrayal of Sultan SÜleyman the Magnificent in the Turkish historical soap opera "Muhtesem YÜzyil" (The Magnificent Century), and female filmmaker Zeynep Dadak, one of the co-directors of the multiple award-winning 2013 film "Mavi Dalga" (The Blue Wave), are the Turkish members of the international jury.
Altin Portakal, Turkey's oldest film festival, is marking its 51st edition this year.
(Cihan/Today's Zaman) CIHAN