Turkey’s first and only environmentally themed short film event, the International Environmental Film Festival in support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Bakırköy Artists Association (Basad) will be achieved through cooperation. 9th Istanbul International Environmental Short Film Festival will be held on April 27-30, 2011. There is only one competition category which is national and Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist. 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) has won the 3rd Best Documentary Award in the 8th Istanbul International Environmental Short Film Festival last year.
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7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Films Festival is being organized by the International Association for Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) India Chapter in partnership with India International Centre, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Delhi and Sangat South Asia. The festival will be held on 5, 7 and 8 of March.
Approximately 50 films are selected for the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Films Festival. It’s a lovely coincidence, Metruk will be screened on the International Women’s Day. Such a nice celebration for me! 🙂
Metruk has been selected for screening at the AMRITSA Film Festivals. Here are the upcoming film festivals Metruk will attend:
Swansea Bay Film Festival 2011
Swansea Bay Film Festival (SBFF) will be held in Wales, United Kingdom, May 7-15, 2011. Catherine Zeta Jones is patron of the Swansea Bay Film Festival, while Michael Sheen acts as vice president. The initial Screening Schedule for the festival will be announced in March 2011. The Film Festival climaxes on Sunday May 15th with the Film Festival Gala Awards Banquet in Swansea. All entrants irrespective of a category nomination are eligible for the Best in Festival Award.
The Heart of England International Film Festival 2011
The Heart of England International Film Festival will be based in the ancient market town of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, United Kingdom between September 7th and 18th 2011. The Royal Oak Hotel and the Crow Hotel are both screening venues and official hotels for the Heart of England International Film Festival.
International Film Festival South Africa
The International Film Festival South Africa will be held on on November 1st to November 5th 2011. The venue of the festival is the Howick Falls Hotel, Howick, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
International Film Festival Ireland
The International Film Festival Ireland (IFFI) will take place between September 1st and 9th 2011 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland. Will Nugent is the Festival Director. The list of Category Nominees will be published in July 2011.
Best of Luck to Metruk! 😉
At the beginning of the new year, I am happily announcing that Metruk (The Abandoned) has been selected for the screening at the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Films Festival 2011.
The India Chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) is organizing the 7th Asian Women’s Film Festival and this year’s theme is WAYS OF SEEING: RHETORIC AND REALITY.
The festival will be held at the India International Center in New Delhi on 7- 8 March 2011.
Metruk was screened at the 28th Paris International Environmental Film Festival on 27 November and 30 November. I made Skype video call with the audiences in the theater for both 2 days. It was very exciting and interesting experience for me attending to this festival. Thanks to festival organizators.
Audiences were curious for the abandoned houses in my film. They asked if there were any restoration/renovation process for them, how old they were, where the owners were etc. It was sad for me to answer that nothing has changed positively but negatively since the time when I finished the project. Nobody cares about them and they are still waiting for their death gonna happen soon I am afraid…
28th International Environmental Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Environnement) – FIFE will be taken place in La Pagode and several other movie theaters in and around Paris between 24 to 30 November, 2010. The festival offers 140 films from 38 different countries: Documentaries, fictions, short films… Isabelle Giordano is the godmother of the 28th edition of the International Environmental Film Festival.
Metruk is selected for the FIFE 2010 in the category of “Housing and Construction” with the theme of “Urban”. It will be screened on Saturday, 27 November at 11:30 a.m. and also on Tuesday, 30 November at 11:45 a.m. in Paris. We will have a Q & A session via Skype for both days.
I was invited to 11th International Izmir Short Film Festival which was held on between 3-7 November 2010 with my short experimental documentary Metruk (The Abandoned). This year, the only competition category was for the short fictions. Metruk was selected for the documentary category with 9 other documentaries from the world and Turkey.
Metruk was screened on Saturday 6, November as a final movie of 17:00 session. It was nice and exciting screening for me.
Jury members selected Aprilis Suskhi as best film. Jury Special Prize went to Berf. A special festival award for 11th year went to An’ı Yaşamak.
I met some filmmaker friends and other friends who are on film business and we spent enjoyable time together such as attending parties, dinners etc. We watched interesting short films from all over the world during 2 days we spent in Izmir.
International Izmir Short Film Festival is one of the most remarkable short film festivals in Turkey. I wish them to find more fund, support and sponsorships in the future. Izmir’s audiences were wonderful with their excite, interest and cinema love. Many of them had to watch the films were standing still because the auditorium was full for all sessions. Many thanks to Festival’s President and also Izmir Cinema Association’s President Kayhan Kırmızıgül, Festival Program Director Tuna Yılmaz and other festival people for their kindness and support.
11th International Izmir Short Film Festival which organized by Izmir Cinema Association will be held November 3-7, 2010. The competition category is only for fiction films. Metruk is selected for the category of documentary and it will be screened on Thursday 4 November at 13:00 p.m. The screenings will be at the auditorium of Izmir Turkish-American Association.
The Jury Members are:
Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş, Dean ( İzmir Economy University, Faculty of Communication)
Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, Producer
Volga Sorgu, Actor
Joel Foulet, Editor, Director
Theron Patterson, Director
Yeşim Tabak, Film Critic (Sabah Newspaper)
Ragıp Taranç, Assistant Professor (Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Film Design
Burcu Tatlıses, Musician, Lyricist, Short Film Director
Andreas Treske, Editor (Yasar University, Faculty of Communication)
Mehmet Hadi Baran, Mardin Cinema Association President
Canan Demet Kebapçılar, Columnist (Haber Turk Newspaper)
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF INTERNATIONAL IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL:
Glukhota: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Ukraine)
Kain: Kristof Hoornaert (Belgium)
Zu Vermieten: Emre Karapınar & İsmail Onay (Turkiye-Germany)
Hayerida: Shai Miedzinski (Israel)
Bugün Yok/No Today: İsmet Kurtuluş (Turkiye)
To My Mother and Father/Anne ve Babama: Can Evrenol (Turkiye)
Oma Rennt: Nikolaus von Uthmann (Germany)
Berf/Kar: Erol Mintaş (Turkiye-Romania)
Diarchia: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Italy)
All Flowers in Time: Jonathan Caouette (Canada)
Kindergeld: Övünç Güvenışık (Turkiye)
Aprilis Suskhi: Tornike Bziava (Georgia)
Tatlıya Her Zaman Yer Vardır/There’s Always Room for Dessert: Müge Bayraktar (Turkiye)
Ayna/Mirror: Irmak Yamaç (Turkiye)
Anı Yaşamak/Living the Moment: Hakan Metin Mercan (Turkiye)
Khaneam Abrist: Karim Azimi (Iran)
Telepfone: Jeffrey Anderson Bliss (U.S.A.)
Mukadderat/Fatality: Cenk Kaptan (Turkiye)
Coming Attractions: Peter Tscherkassky (Austria)
Venus vs Me: Nathalie Teirlinck (Belgium)
Bear Market: James S. Blose (U.S.A.)
Transparent: Sammy Fransquet (Belgium)
Le Hobby: Nicolas Zappi (France)
Babam ve Spike/My Dad and Spike: Murat Kebir (Turkiye)
Candy Darling: Silvia Defrance (Belgium)
In Scale: Marina Moshkova (Russia)
Cigarette Candy: Lauren Wolkstein (U.S.A.)
Jour 0: Vincent Diderot (France)
The External World: David O’Reilly (Ireland)
Voice Wanted: Maria Stoyanova (Bulgaria)
WAGs: Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf (Germany)
Calling the Minstrel: Genevieve Appleton (Canada)
18: Nehir Tuna (Turkiye)
Seppi und Hias/Seppi ve Hias: Emre Koca (Turkiye-Germany)
Film ya da Film/Film or Film: Şükrü Apaydın (Turkiye)
Emanet/Custody: Ali Cem Doğan & Ayberk Olgay (Turkiye)
Tres Tristes Tigres: David Munoz (Spain)
Nea Radu /Fellow Radu: Stefan Scarlatescu (Romania)
Maturarul: Stefan Scarlatescu (Romania)
Kwa Heri Mandima: Robert-Jan Lacombe (Switzerland)
Metruk/The Abandoned: Orkide Ünsür (Turkiye)
Babam Tarih Yapıyor/My Father is Making History: Haydar Demirtaş (Turkiye)
Urban Bugs: Aykut Alp Ersoy (Turkiye)
Camgeran: Nagihan Çakar (Turkiye)
Ladyfest is a global independent arts festival promoting and celebrating women’s creativity and counter-culture. It turns 10 years old this year. Ladyfest Ten takes place from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th November across various North London venues and it will involve iconic and emerging female talent from every field such as music, film, literature, craft, comedy and much more.
Metruk is selected for the LADYFEST TEN SHORTS and it will be screened on Friday 12 November, 2010 in London.