Category Archives: Competitions

New York Premiere of “Metruk”

Metruk (The Abandoned) had an invitation from New York couple of months ago.  It will take part at the Summer Festival Series (July 2 – 11) of NEWFILMMAKERS NY.

A screening program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries

Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman:







Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.

Place:  Anthology Film Archive, Deren Theater 32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003


Canada Premiere of “Metruk” takes place on May 18

The 4th Montréal Turkish Film Festival ( 4e Festival des films turcs de Montréal) will be held on May 11-20, 2012 in Montréal, Canada.

Metruk is selected as finalist (the category of Short Film&Documentary Competition) and it will be screened at CINEROBOTHEQUE on Friday,   May 18 at 7 p.m. (19:00).

For the festival schedule, click here

News About “Sitophobia” in Turkish Media

(in alphabetical order)


Maltepe Ekspres


Sinema Kulübü



Takvim Gazetesi


“Sitophobia” wins the WILDsound One Page Screenplay Contest!

I’m proud to announce that my screenplay “Sitophobia” is the winner of  the WILDsound FALL/WINTER 2011, 1 page Screenplay Contest at the WILDsound Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario / Canada. It will be made  into a film by Canadian filmmakers in 2012.

Fashion, diet, health, welness, as well as media and entertainment markets have been constantly pushing today’s modern women for being more slim and more skinny. Sitophobia draws attention to this important subject and it exaggeratedly, humourusly and surprisingly tells about the anxiety of a slightly overweighted young woman. I have a total confidence about Sitophobia and I am sure the audience will like its strong cinematographic side when it is screened.

I would like to congrats all the script writers since it is already a challenge writing one page script.

It was an exciting and enjoyable journey… A special thank you for all voters and supporters. Many thanks to WILDsound organization and especially to Mr.Matthew Toffolo for giving me this opportunity.

(from the “Reading Event” at the National Film Board of Canada)

Metruk is finalist in Boston Turkish Festival

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist for the 16th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition in Boston, Massachusetts,  USA. It will be screened on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Boston Public Library.

Members of this year’s Competition Jury include:

Haden Guest, Director, Harvard Film Archive
Peter Keough, Film Editor – Boston Phoenix
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition provides a rare opportunity for filmmakers to have a platform in the United States for their films to reach an international audience, as well as film critics.


SITOPHOBIA is available to read online

My one page screenplay SITOPHOBIA is finalist for WILDsound FALL/WINTER 2011, 1 page Screenplay Contest at the WILDsound Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario / Canada.

SITOPHOBIA will be read at WILDsound’s Saturday October 22nd festival event.  The actors in Toronto will perform the script on-stage and the video clip will be placed on the WILDsound site. Then there will be a vote online where people will pick the winner, which will be made into a film.

You may read the screenplay as pdf format below.

 SITOPHOBIA (food fear/eating fear)

“When lust turns into a nightmare…”

Logline/Synopsis:   It was an ordinary day for the young lady. Until that  moment…

Sitophobia is finalist for WILDsound Screenplay Contest

I’m proudly announcing my one page screenplay SITOPHOBIA is selected as finalist for WILDsound FALL/WINTER  2011   1 page Screenplay Contest.  WILDsound Film Festival is  Toronto, Ontario / Canada based film festival which has different categories.

SITOPHOBIA will be read at WILDsound's Saturday October 22nd festival event. Then there will be a vote online where people will pick the winner, which will be made into a film. I must say, writing a one page screenplay is an exciting and enjoyable experince as well as great challenge it is.

Here are the all finalists:

Metruk is Finalist for IFFI 2011

The 2011 International Film Festival Ireland will take place between September 1st and 9th 2011 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland. Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist for IFFI 2011  in the category of  “Europe under 20 “.   It will be screened on Sunday, September 4 at 11.40 a.m. Here are the nominated films in this category:

A KING SIZE BED Marc Dujarric 10,  France
WHEN THE HURLYBURLY’S  DONE  Hanna Maria Heidrich/Alex Eslam 15, Germany
WOOD OF VALUE Bjorn Bratberg 16,  Norway
QUIPPE DANCE Alberto Nacci 5,  Italy
METRUK (THE ABANDONED) Orkide Unsur 12 , Turkey

Here are some trailers from  IFFI 2011 on youtube channel

Metruk is Finalist for Festival International du Film Merveilleux in Paris

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

The 2nd edition of the  Festival International du Film Merveilleux  (The International Fantasy Film Festival) to  be held in Paris from June 30 to July 2nd 2011.  The themes of the Film festival are magic, the imaginary, the marvelous, the supernatural, the occult, the strange, the esoteric, poetry, the fantastic, science -fiction, legends, comics, animated movies and mangas, video games…

It’s an international competition of recently produced films . The Jury 2011 is composed of following members: Xavier Gens ( Hitman, Frontière(s) ), Caroline Vié ( journalist ), Nicolas Alberny ( 8th Wonderland), Fabrice o Joubert ( French Roast,despicable me, shark tale).

The Festival director Benedicte Beaugeois  is also co founder of The Association Talulah.

Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened at Théâtre douze, 6 avenue Maurice Ravel 75012 Paris on Saturday,  July 2 at  18:30

Here is the complete list of films and the screening schedule

Watch the trailer of the festival


COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is finalist at the “1st Short Film Competition with the theme Sea” in Mersin

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8

1st  Short Film Competition with the theme Sea (1. Deniz Temalı Kısa Film Yarışması) is being organized with the collaboration of Mersin University and Mersin Chamber of Shipping in Mersin, Turkey. 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) is finalist for Best Documentary. The Award Ceremony will be held on 1 July.

Here is the complete list of finalists in all categories

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