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YÇK Derneği’nin Daveti / The Invitation of the NMW Association

Orkide Ünsür, Gülgün Yüceer

Yeni Çağdaş Kadınlar Eğitim Kültür ve Yardımlaşma Derneği’nin 13 Mayıs Çarşamba günü İstanbul Yelken Kulübü’nde yapılan toplantılarına konuşmacı olarak davet edildim.

Dernek başkanı Sayın Gülgün Yüceer’in konuşması ile açılan toplantıda derneğin etkinlikleri ve faaliyetlerinin yanı sıra Franz Kafka’dan hoş bir anekdota da yer verildi.

Çalışmalarımla ilgili kısa bir sunum yaptım; ardından  kısa belgesel filmlerim 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ve Metruk’u izledik ve  Lâmia-KAN BAĞI’ndan  bir bölüm okuyup, kitabımı dernek üyeleri için imzaladım.

Nazik davetlerinden onur ve mutluluk duyduğum derneğin tüm çalışmalarında başarılar dilerim.

(Fotoğraflar için Sayın Birgül Tekin‘e teşekkürler.)

I’ve kindly been invited to attend as a guest speaker to the meeting of the New Modern Women Education Culture and Solidarity Association on  Wednesday, 13 May 2015 in Istanbul Yacht Club.

After the opening speech of the president Ms. Gülgün Yüceer, they talked about their latest works and shared one of the lovely anecdotes of Franz Kafka as well.

I made a short presentation about my short films, my book and my other projects.  We watched COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 and The Abandoned. I read the opening scene of Lamia-CONSANGUINITY and finally signed my books for the members.

I am very pleased and honored by their kind invitation and wishing them success in their all works.

(Thanks for the photos to Ms. Birgül Tekin.)

Birgül Tekin, Gülgün Yüceer, Orkide Ünsür

Hilal Şenel Borteçin, Orkide Ünsür, Gülgün Yüceer

Selime Dinç, Orkide Ünsür

Şarköy’deki Etkinlik / The Şarköy Event

Şarköy’ün Geleceği Platformu’nun davetiyle katıldığım, Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Şarköy Meslek Yüksek Okulu Konferans Salonu’nda, 5 Mayıs Salı günü düzenlenen etkinlik benim için çok özel ve heyecan vericiydi.

Kısa belgesellerim 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ve Metruk’un gösteriminin ardından  filmlerimle ilgili soruları cevapladım ve kısa film üzerine konuştuk.

photo by Işın Neslihan Domaniç

Kitabım Lâmia-KAN BAĞI’ndan ilk kez bir bölüm okuduğum etkinlik, aynı zamanda herkese açık ilk imza günümdü.

Konukseverlikleri ve ilgileri için başta Sayın Işın Neslihan Domaniç  ve Ebru Camgöz olmak üzere tüm “Şarköy’ün Geleceği Platformu” üyelerine,  Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Şarköy Meslek Yüksek Okulu Müdürü Doç. Dr. Sayın Elman Bahar’a, Yüksek Okul Sekreteri Sayın Rıdvan Demir’e, etkinliğe katılan öğrencilere ve Şarköy halkına, video ve yardımları için de Sayın Ali Turnaoğlu’na çok teşekkürler.

Yıllar önce gelmiş olduğum bu güzel ilçede güneşin batışı gerçekten bir başka 🙂

I was invited for the “Short Film Screening & Book Signing Event” which was organized by the Şarköy’s Future Platform on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at the Namık Kemal University Şarköy Vocational School Conference Hall.

After the screenings of my short documentaries (Coastlanders 8 to 8 and the Abandoned) I answered the questions.

This event was very special and exciting for me not only for the my first public book signing, but also book reading (Lamia-CONSANGUINITY) in front of the audience.

Thanks a lot for their kindly invitation and hospitalization to Ms. Işın Neslihan Domaniç, Ms. Ebru Camgöz (Şarköy’s Future Platform); Mr. Elman Bahar (Vocational School Manager), Mr. Rıdvan Demir (Vocational School Secretary), the students and Şarköy residents who attended the event. Special thanks to Mr. Ali Turnaoğlu for the video and his support.

I visited this lovely town many years ago. The colors of sunset are unique here indeed 🙂

photo by Orkide Ünsür

 

İlk İmza Günümden Kareler / Some Shots From My First Book Signing Day

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5 Nisan Pazar günü, ilk kitabım Lâmia-KAN BAĞI için İstanbul’daki arkadaşlarım ve aile dostlarımızın katıldığı  bir imza günü etkinliği düzenledim. Benim için çok özel bir yeri olan bu günü ve heyecanımı paylaşarak yanımda olmayı tercih eden tüm sevdiklerime teşekkür ederim.

Ayrıca destekleri ve nezaketleri için mekân sponsorum Düş Yolcusu Sanat Durağı‘na, Sayın Mehmet Kına ile sevgili kızı Irmak Kına’ya çok teşekkürler…

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I organized a book signing day for my first book Lamia-CONSANGUINITY on Sunday, April 5th and invited only my friends & our family friends who live in Istanbul. Many thanks to these beautiful people for their support and love.

Special thanks to my location sponsor,  Düş Yolcusu Sanat Durağı Art Gallery  for their kindness.

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Antalya Film Forum

I attended the Antalya Film Forum, which run from October 14-17, 2014 in Antalya.

A  part of the Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya Film Forum is a co-production and project development market had been organized this year for the first time.

It was a great organization with Pitching Platform, Work In Progress Platform, Round Table Talks, Panel Discussions, Master Classes, Workhops and Happy  Hours, as well as being  very helpful & useful especially for Turkish filmmakers.

It was very exciting to be there;  I was so glad to meet  these amazing film people from all around the world.  I’d love to attend it again. A big thanks to all the Antalya Film Forum crew for their works, helps and supports.

Scenes from Antalya Film Forum…

Antalya Film Forum Director: Zeynep Özbatur Atakan

Laurent Cantet Masterclass

Paul Cronin Workshop

Abbas Kiarostami Masterclass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Hours / Meetings

Roundtable Talks with Francine Hetherington Raveney (European Women’s Audiovisuel Network)

Pitching Platform

Panel Discussion: Producers Talking About the Future Of Cinema Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Cédomir Kolar, Jim Stark

Round Table Talks with Gamila Ylstra (BingerFilm Lab)

Pitching Platform Jury Members: Teresa Hoefert de Turegano, Thanassis Karathano

Work In Progress Platform Jury Members: Rémi Bonhomme, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, İmre Tezel

Closing Ceremony & Awards

 

Photo Copyright © Orkide Ünsür

Acting as a Jury Member for the 11th National Short Film Festival

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I was one of the jury members for the 11th National Short Film Festival (March 26-29, 2013) by  Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association (IKFD) & Dogus University Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Visual Communication Design.

The *jury meeting was held on March 23rd at Dogus University. We watched the 16 finalist films and discussed them until late hours. Since all the films were great,  it was really hard for the jury members to select the winners.

Lunch with some jury members

Lunch with jury members

Here are the winning films of this year’s National Short Film Festival:

Short Fiction Category:

1st Place 1st Place Festival Winner: Consensus directed by Gülten Taranç

2nd Place Festival Winner: Düğün (The Wedding) directed by Sertaç Yumun

3rd Place Festival Winner: On (Ten) directed by Ece Ger

Best Documentary

Hala (The Paternal Aunt) directed by Veysel Akşahin

The jury members were rewarded with a trophy plaque and a gravure art issued by Dogus University at the opening night of the festival on March 26th.

The winner films were announced on the closing night of the festival on March 29th and the filmmakers had their awards. Veteran actor Şemsi İnkaya and actor/screenwriter Ercan Kesal received honour awards.

As a filmmaker, it was a lovely & exciting experience for me. Thanks to all the Turkish filmmakers who did submit their films to the festival.

* The Jury Members of the 11th National Short Film Festival: 

Aydın Bağardı (Dogus University Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design/Filmmaker/Scriptwriter)

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

Haşmet Zeybek (Scriptwriter/Writer)

Mehmet Güleryüz (the President of SETEM, the Association of Film Directors, Writers and Composers)

Asst. Prof.  Mustafa Bülbül  (Dogus University Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design/Filmmaker)

Prof. Dr. Neşe Kars Tayanç (Istanbul University Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema )

Oktay Güzeloğlu (the President of the Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association /Filmmaker/Writer)

Orkide Ünsür (Filmmaker & Scriptwriter)

Prof. Dr. Şükran Esen ( Marmara University Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio-TV and Cinema)

Toprak Sergen (Actor, Host, Producer)

“Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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I was a panelist for the  4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion organized by 11th National Short Film Festival on  Thursday, March 28, 2013  at  Dogus University H Block Theatre Hall in Istanbul.

The other panelists were  Bilgi Diren Güneş, Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu and Simge Gökbayrak. The panel was moderated by Asst. Prof. Mustafa Bülbül ( Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design)

First,  our short films Metruk (The Abandoned), Oh No! My Father is Retired, Pierrot the Living Statue and Trace were screened and then the panel discussion begun. We talked about our personal journey for the short film genre, our filmmaking experiences, finding fund and sponsorship  for short films.  And finally, we shared our thoughts and experiences about being a female filmmaker in the film industry and in the cinema art which are still male dominated all around the world.

Thank you for the  IKFD/Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association & Dogus University gave us this opportunity.

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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

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