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:
The Also Sisters RURAL PRETÉRITO
Jeremy Kelly CHIPPEWA LAKE PARK
Liliana Orbach DI LIBE BREANT A SHREK
Caryn Cline COMPOST CONFIDENTIAL
Muralla Media Works THE ISLAND IS RIDICULOUS
Orkide Ünsür METRUK / THE ABANDONED
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Anthology Film Archive, Deren Theater 32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003
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
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)
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.
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…
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: