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Turkish Movie ‘Minus One’ Receives Four Awards in New York

Turkish movie Eksi Bir (Minus One), directed by Orhan Oguz, was granted four awards, including the top prize, at the 2018 Chelsea Film Festival held between October 18 and 21 in New York City.

In addition to the Grand Prix Award for Best Feature Film, the movie has won the awards for the Best Screenplay, Best Male Actor (Metin Belgin) and the Best Cinematography (Cihan Yesiltarla).

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🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Congratulations to all @chelseafilmfestival award winners! The Grand Prix Award for Best Feature Film goes to EKSI BIR by Ohran Oguz and Petite Prix Award for Best Short Film goes to THOMAS by @laura_smet_ 🏆 📸@vbprnewjersey FEATURE FILM AWARDS Grand Prix for Best Feature Film – EKSI BIR by Orhan Oguz Special Jury Award – NEW YORK SCHERZO by @shaanc_photo Best Documentary – ONE ANGRY VEGAN by Gil Golan Best Cinematography – Cihan Yesiltarla for EKSI BIR Best Screenplay – Eyüphan Erkul, Orhan Oguz for EKSI BIR Best Director – Naghmeh Shirkhan for MAKI @makifilm Best Actress – Jazmin Monee' Brehaut for THE BROKEN ROSE Best Actor – @metinbelgin for EKSI BIR Best Supporting Actress – Adeline Horand for DELENDA Best Supporting Actor – Jonathan Tindle for DELENDA Special Mention – CARNAVAL DE CUBA by Roberto Monticello SHORT FILM AWARDS Petite Prix for Best Short Film – THOMAS by @laura_smet_ Special Jury Award – CLUB RAT$ by Jeni Jones Best Documentary – WHISPERERS AND WITNESSES by Alan Kaplan Best Cinematography – @nageat_robben for GOYAVE Best Screenplay – @laura_nyc_films and Stefano Da Fre for THE MOON IN DEEP WINTER Best Director – @dereksgarcia for THE EXPERIENCE Best Actress – @ofukutokyo for OFUKU-MOTHER Best Actor – Trevon Exeter for BROOKLYN BLUEZ Best Supporting Actress – Cassandre Joseph for BROOKLYN BLUEZ Best Supporting Actor – Hugues Fausten for GEORGE LETRELL'S BROOKLYN KNIGHTZ Special Mention – IAN by @abel_goldfarb VR AWARD WINNER SANCTUARIES OF SILENCE by Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

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Minus One‘s plot is centering around a homeless person and three municipal police officers trying to get rid of him, while the entire story is set within a single night.

Yasemin Kucukcavdar representing the production company Kardes Sanatlar is the executive producer behind the movie, whose screenplay was co-written by director Orhan Oguz and Eyuphan Erkul.

Leading roles are shared by veteran Turkish actress Nilufer Acikalin, theater actor Metin Belgin, Ercan Kesal, known for a recent popular TV series and Serkan Ercan.

Last week’s event was the sixth edition of the Chelsea Film Festival (CFF), which is an international film festival dedicated to independent films and a non-profit organization based in New York City.

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