Awards

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

2015 Winner
Dr. Avni Tolunay Jury's Special Award
Best Film
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2016 Winner
Young Cinema Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
Nominee
UNESCO Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Asian World Film Festival

2016 Winner
Special Jury Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Bali International Film Festival (aka BALINALE)

2017 Winner
Jury Special Award
Best Feature Film
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Haifa International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Golden Anchor Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
Winner
Fedeora Award
Best International Film
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Hamburg Film Festival

2016 Winner
Young Talent Award
Best Feature Film
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

"COLD OF KALANDAR (KALANDAR SOGUGU) is a monumental work which comes along quietly and discreetly, ... More

"COLD OF KALANDAR (KALANDAR SOGUGU) is a monumental work which comes along quietly and discreetly, presenting large images and its own unique slowness, and yet, over the course of more than two hours, generates a gentle momentum that left a lasting impression on the jury. COLD OF KALANDAR depicts the fight for survival in a harsh natural world, the austere beauty of which is captured by the direction and camera in spectacular images in all four seasons. It depicts the largely silent struggle of one man whose story becomes increasingly captivating. This is because the director manages something quite special: despite the seemingly sober and distanced narrative style, he creates an unusual proximity to his hero, and elicits sympathy for this stubborn dreamer who is unwilling to give up and whose stoic persistence pays off in the end in an almost mythical final scene. Mustafa Kara's film pays tribute to unwavering perseverance in times of adversity and, as a metaphor, goes far beyond the bounds of his story. Kara shows poetry and hope in a place of poverty and shines a clear, bright light into the darkest corners of misery, without making it kitsch or letting it descend into misery. You will not find a more beautiful cinematic celebration of life in adversity than this film."


International Film Festival of India

2016 Winner
ICFT UNESCO - Ghandi Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Istanbul International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Golden Tulip
Best Director
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
Winner
Best Editing
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
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Kerala International Film Festival

2016 Winner
NETPAC Award
Asian Film
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

Tokyo International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Best Director Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
Winner
WOWOW Viewer's Choice Award
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)
Nominee
Tokyo Grand Prix
Kalandar Sogugu (2015)

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