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New Screening of “Metruk”

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Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened in the  4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion (11th National Short Film Festival by IKFD/Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association & Dogus University).

Panelists:  Bilgi Diren Güneş, Orkide Ünsür, Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu, Simge Gökbayrak

Moderator:  Asst. Prof. Mustafa Bülbül ( Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design)

Date & Time: Thursday, March 28, 2013     13.30-15.30 p.m

Venue: Dogus University H Block Theatre Hall, Acıbadem/Istanbul

Happy Women’s Day!

Bilgi Diren Güneş, Orkide Ünsür, Müge Bayraktar

Nazan Erkmen

Funda Savaş Gün

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Funda Savaş Gün, Bilgi Diren Güneş, Müge Bayraktar, Orkide Ünsür, Nazan Erkmen, Mustafa Bülbül

I was honored to be part of  “Short Film & Cinema Through Women’s Eyes” Short Film Screenings and Conversation event. Many thanks to Dogus University-Faculty of Fine Arts And Design (Prof. Nazan Erkmen, Prof. Funda Savaş Gün, Mustafa Bülbül)  Ataşehir MunicipalityTurkish Association of University Women and talented female filmmakers Müge Bayraktar and Bilgi Diren Güneş. 

 

“Short Film & Cinema Through Women’s Eyes”

“ Short Film & Cinema Through Women’s Eyes”

 Short Film Screenings and Conversation

Place: Dogus University Gözaçan Cultural Center, Acıbadem/İstanbul

Time & Date: March 6,  2013  10.00 a.m-12.00 p.m.

Opening  Speech:  Prof. Nazan Erkmen (Dean, Dogus University-Faculty of Fine Arts And Design)

Moderator: Orkide Ünsür (Director, Scriptwriter)

Speakers:

Prof. Funda Savaş Gün (Department  Head of Visual Communication Design, Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design)

Müge Bayraktar (Director)

Short  Film: There’s Always Room For Dessert! (Fiction / 25 min.)

Bilgi Diren Güneş (Director)

Short  Film: Oh No! My Father is Retired! (Documentary / 9,30  min.)

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“American Independent Filmmaking” by Richard Peña

Richard Peña

Last Friday I attended a special event organised by Pera Film in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul at the Pera Museum Auditorium.

Richard Peña  is a  Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University.  He has been the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival since 1988.

In his talk, Mr.  Peña briefly informed us about the development of non-Hollywood filmmaking from the Twenties until today. We also watched short films and  film sequences (A  Bronx Morning directed by Jay Leyda/1931,  Meshes of the Afternoon directed by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid/1943, In the Year of the Pig directed by Emile de Antonio/1968 and Killer of Sheep directed by Charles Burnett/1977 ).

Many thanks to Prof.  Peña  and  the organizators.

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

Metruk at Dialog Greek-Turkish Short Film Festival

DIALOG is a cinematic cultural and friendship bridge of  Greece and Turkey, screening the best Turkish & Greek short films.  An annual event takes place in Eskisehir, Turkey and Thessaloniki, Greece.

The 3rd Dialog Greek-Turkish Short Film Festival is held on 30 April – May 1 in Eskisehir, Turkey. The festival is  organized by  Anadolu University Faculty of Communication Sciences – Department of Cinema and Television and  TISFF Thess International Film Festival.

Metruk (The Abandoned) was screened on Monday, April  30 at 18:30 (06:30 p.m.)

Metruk is selected for the OFF ’12 ODTÜ Film Festival

ODTÜ (METU) Film Festival (OFF ’12)  is organized by ODTÜ Sitop ( Middle East Technical University, Cinema Community ) in Ankara, Turkey.  The festival will be held on February 28- March 2, 2012. There will be no awards for the film festival as there isno competition involved. OFF ’12 is a nice opportunity for Turkish short filmmakers to share their works  and to celebrate the art of cinema. Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened on Tuesday, February 28 at 15:30  (03:30 p.m.)

There will be ” In Memoriam” screenings held for Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos and Turkish filmmaker Ömer Kavur.

Here is the festival schedule 

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.

(Source: http://www.bostonturkishfestival.org)

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is on IZ TV in November 2011

IZ TV is Turkey’s first documentary channel. During its maiden season in 2006, IZ TV has received Hotbird’s Honorable Mention and in 2007, IZ TV has been honored as Europe’s best documentary channel.

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (Aykut Ünker Archieve)

8’den 8’e SAHILDEKILER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) will be broadcast on IZ TV’s “Indie  Films” on November 7, 2011 at 05:55 a.m.

Check out its web site for my short film and watch the trailer they prepared.

* Many thanks again to my small crew and all friends who support me and my short film.

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is on IZ TV in October 2011

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (Archive Photography by Aykut Ünker)

IZ TV is Turkey’s first documentary channel. During its maiden season in 2006, IZ TV has received Hotbird’s Honorable Mention and in 2007, IZ TV has been honored as Europe’s best documentary channel.

8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) will be broadcast on IZ TV’s “Indie  Films” on October 23, 2011 at 06:45 a.m.

Check out its web site for my short film and watch the trailer they prepared.

* Many thanks again to my small crew and all friends who support me and my short film.

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