TODAY’S – AltIn Portakal hires film producer for 2014 festival, reports say

AltIn Portakal hires film producer for 2014 festival, reports sayTurkish film producer Elif DaIdeviren has been assigned to put together a team for the 51st edition of the Antalya AltIn Portakal (Golden Orange) International Film Festival by the festival organizer, the Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, according to recent Turkish media reports.DaIdeviren, who produced popular Turkish films such as “Dondurmam Gaymak” (Ice Cream, I Scream) and “Cenneti Beklerken” (Waiting for Heaven), has already begun deciding on the team, Erkan AktuI, the editor of Radikal daily’s arts and culture section, wrote on Friday.

Controversies over who would oversee the festival started when new Antalya Mayor Menderes Turel announced the municipality would not be collaborating with the Antalya Foundation for Culture and Arts (AKSAV), which was formerly in charge of putting the festival together Turel alleged the foundation was carrying out illegal business and that it is in debt.AktuI said DaIdeviren was selected for the position from a pool of other names, which included Ahmet BoyacIoIlu, the head of the Ankara Cinema Association.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman