Istanbul International Film Festival

Council of Europe Film Award (FACE)
 

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The Council of Europe present the FACE award at the International Istanbul Film Festival to the director of a film that raises public awareness and interest in human rights issues and creates better understanding of their importance.

The FACE award is intended to honour an artistic or documentary film that promotes human rights in accordance with the values of the Council of Europe and the principles of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law.

''Bamako'', winner of the first Council of Europe film award in Istanbul

The film ''Bamako''/''The Court'', directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, has won the first film award of the Council of Europe ‘FACE’ at the International Istanbul Film Festival for its contribution to promoting human rights in accordance with the values of the Council of Europe and the principles of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law. The winner of the FACE award received a sculpture in bronze and 10,000 euros, offered in collaboration with Eurimages, the Council of Europe fund for co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. (more...)





  Focus
What is the Film Award of the Council of Europe - FACE?
  See also
Directors and films nominated (2007)
Members of Jury (2007)
Eurimages’ supported films (2007)
Poster (pdf)
Press contact
  Useful links
Human Rights Commissioner website
Council of Europe cultural Co-operation website
Eurimages