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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/)

Metruk is on IMDb

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

Metruk is listed in the Most Popular Documentaries With Country of Origin Turkey on IMDb (Internet Movie Database).

Click this link to see Metruk’s page on IMDb 

Metruk’s Trailer on IMDb

Metruk is nominated for the “Best International Short Film”at the Swansea Bay Film Festival

Swansea Bay Film Festival (SBFF) will be held in Wales, United Kingdom, May 5-15, 2011.

Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist and nominated for the category of Best International Short Film Under 30 minutes by being the only short film from Turkey.  It will be screened on Sunday the 8th May at 02:20 p.m. at Venue Blancos, Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay Film Festival climaxes on Sunday May 15th with the Film Festival Gala Awards Banquet in Swansea.

Here is the list of 2011  Swansea Bay Film Festival Award Nominees

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is on IZ TV in April 2011

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (Archieve Photography by Aykut Unker, Sureyya Beach in 1976)

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”. Here is the schedule for April:

April 1, 2011 at  07:40 p.m.

April 13, 2011 at  11:05 p.m.

April 14, 2011 at  10:05 a.m.

April 16, 2011 at  11:10 p.m.

April 17, 2011 at 13:25 p.m.

April 18, 2011  at 15:10 p.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.

Metruk is finalist for the Istanbul International Environmental Short Film Festival

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

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.

Here is the Competition List

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is on IZ TV in March 2011

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8

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”. Here is the schedule for March:

March  9,  2011 at 07:55 p.m

March 12, 2011 at 17:00 p.m.

March 14, 2011 at 02:50 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.

The South Asian Premiere of “Metruk” is in India on March 8, 2011

from the movie "Metruk"

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!  🙂

Here is the program at the Main Auditorium India International Centre

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is on IZ TV

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

8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER / COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 will be broadcast on IZ TV’s “Indie  Films”. Here is the schedule for February:

February  8,  2011 at 08:50 p.m

February 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.

February 13, 2011 at 08:20 p.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.

Upcoming Festival Screenings of Metruk (The Abandoned)

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! 😉

Metruk is selected for the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival

from the film Metruk (The Abandoned)

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.

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