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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 Number 1 on MiShorts’ Top 10 List

I am happily and proudly announcing that my short film Metruk (The Abandoned) is Number 1 in the current Top 10 most-watched videos on MiShorts’ popular Dailymotion channel. Metruk achieved for being the most popular short film among the all others within just 5 days.  It is also available on  MiShorts platform for buying & downloading.

Here is the screengrab  which MiShorts team sent me this morning. (Right now it already hits 2517)

This result  is a great motivation for me as I am in the writing process of my new short fiction film’s  screenplay now.

Metruk is now available on MiShorts

Metruk (The Abandoned) had an invitation from MiShorts team so I’ve  joined the platform and uploaded my film. Now you can watch & download Metruk by joining the MiShorts as using “join mishorts” button. MiShorts is a “boutique” short film VOD service for indie filmmakers, an online platform to promote themselves and their work to a global audience.

It is exciting experience for me to share my work  via MiShorts platform besides the festivals. I will be waiting for your comments & thoughts. Thank you for your interest.

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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

(source: http://festival-film-merveilleux.com)

Metruk Wins Indie Fest Award of Merit

I am proud to announce that  Metruk (The Abandoned) has won the prestigious Award of Merit in the short documentary category from The Indie Fest Film Competition in California, United States. As a short documentary Indie winner, Metruk joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award.

Thomas Baker, Ph.D., Chairman of the Indie Fest, remarked, “The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were exceptionally pleased with the exceptionally high quality of entries. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The Indie is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

Thanks again to Umut Can Sevindik and Alternatiffilm for their support.  This award is a great birthday present for me 🙂

(source: http://www.theindiefest.com/)

Metruk is selected for the Festival International du Film Merveilleux, Paris

Metruk (The Abandoned) has been selected to be part of the 2nd edition of Festival International du Film Merveilleux to  be held in Paris from June 30 to July 2nd 2011.   It will be  screened  at  Theatre Douze, 6 avenue Maurice Ravel, Paris on 2nd July. 

The Festival promotes films celebrating the imaginary, the wonder and the magic from all over the world. The Talulah Association also organizes short-film and features film events in Paris ( all themes welcome ) as well as film workshops and ecological awareness.

– International short-movies competition

– Quart d’heure Americain : American movies

– Tea Time : English Movies

– Kaléidoscope : International Features, documentaries, short movies (off Competition )

Watch the trailer of the festival

(source: http://festival-film-merveilleux.com//)

The screening schedule of Metruk on CinemAmbiente Film Festival

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

Metruk will be screened at the Panorama Cortometraggi-Short Films Section of the 14th CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival in Turin, Italy. Here is the screening schedule:

CIRCOLO AMENTES

Wednesday, June 1 at: 21:30

BLAH BLAH

Friday, June 3 at 22:30

Metruk is finalist for the National Short Film Festival

9th National Short Film Festival is being organized by Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association was held on 6,7 and 8 of May.  Metruk has been selected as finalist and screened once per day.

Metruk is at FILMFIEST’s Channel (IFFI 2011 Trailer’s Park) on Youtube

Metruk is selected as Official Selection for the International Film Festival Ireland (IFFI), Tipperary/ IRELAND (1-9 September 2011). Here are the 2011 trailers in IFFI’s trailers park right now.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=AEF41D1EA5D2F67C

Metruk is selected for the CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival

Since its debut in Turin (Torino) Italy in 1998, CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival has presented outstanding environmental films in a year-round program of initiatives that promote cinema and green awareness.

Michael Cimino will be president of the International Documentary Competition jury at the 14th CinemAmbiente.

Metruk has been selected for the screening at the Panorama Section of the 14th CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival. Panorama is the out of competition international film section features meet-the-experts talks with films that use innovative language to explore environmental issues. In addition, special focus initiatives (on Urban Green and biodiversity) and guest festivals from around the world are presented.

(Source: http://www.cinemambiente.it/)

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