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Metruk @ “Katılımcı Maltepe”

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

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 @ “Kadıköy Life Magazine”

News about Metruk’s selection for the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Films Festival , New Delhi-India

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.

Metruk @ Sesimiz

Metruk (The Abandoned) was here…

from the Report on the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival

4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion by 11th National Short Film Festival

“Orkide Ünsür, Short Film Screening & Book Signing Event” by Şarköy’s Future Platform, Namık Kemal University Şarköy Vocational School Conference Hall, Şarköy -Tekirdağ / TURKEY (May 5, 2015)


“New Modern Women Education Culture and Solidarity Association Meeting”, Istanbul Yacht Club (May 13, 2015)

“2 Films 1 Book Event”, Maltepe Nazım Hikmet Cultural Center / İstanbul                   May 17, 2015)

Metruk @ “Anadolu Yakası”

News about Metruk’s screening at FIFE 28th International Environmental Film Festival, Paris -France

News about Metruk’s selection for the 7th IAWRT Asian Women’s Films Festival , New Delhi-India

Meeting with the Audiences via Skype Connection

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…


Metruk (The Abandoned) is Selected for FIFE 2010

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.

Metruk’s World Premiere was in Izmir

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.

Orkide Ünsür & Kayhan Kırmızıgül

Theron Patterson & Orkide Ünsür

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