Nisan Dağ Wins Golden Boll

29 September 2014 Comments Off on Nisan Dağ Wins Golden Boll

Bilkent COMD alumna (’08) Nisan Dağ’s debut feature film (co-directed with Esra Saydam), “Deniz Seviyesi” (Things I Cannot Tell), has won six awards, including that for best director, at the 21st Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.
A Turkish-US joint production, “Things I Cannot Tell” charts the story of a New York-based Turkish woman’s reunion with her first love as she returns to her home country. The film won the Golden Boll in the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Original Score categories of the festival’s National Competition, which included 12 feature-length films.
During the awards ceremony Ms. Dağ expressed her surprise at winning the award, saying she and Ms. Saydam had been competing against prominent directors. The jury, presided over by director Reha Erdem, also included producer Nida Karabol, photography director Gökhan Tiryaki, director Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, musician Tamer Çıray and actors Ahu Türkpençe and Ayberk Pekcan.