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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//)

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is finalist for the King Midas Short Film Festival

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (archive photography by Aykut Ünker)

The 1st International Eskişehir King Midas Short Film Festival will be held on May  11-15, 2011. One of the short films, 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 )  is selected as  finalist for the Documentary Category and will be screened on Friday, May 13  at 13:00 8) (01:00 p.m.)

The Award Ceremony and the Closing Party of the above mentioned film festival will take place  at the Eskişehir Culture Center on Sunday, May 15,  2011.

For a complete list of finalist short films see: 

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 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/)

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.

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.

Metruk @ “Katılımcı Maltepe”

The article about the short experimental documentary Metruk and the abandoned houses around Maltepe Coastline  in Katılımcı Maltepe newspaper:

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