The film was made from support from numerous European film promotion funds, including Eurimages, the MEDIA Programme, the Balkan Fund, Cross Road and the Ministries of Culture of Turkey, France, Germany and Belgium.
The jury’s decision was in distinct opposition to the opinions of the public, which made its dissent known during the film’s screenings.
Daniel Burman’s Empty Nest was a double winner – for Best Actor (Oscar Martínez) and Best Cinematography. The Best Actress prize was shared by Melissa Leo (Frozen River, USA) and veteran Tsilla Chelton (Pandora's Box).
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