Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened in the 4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion (11th National Short Film Festival by IKFD/Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association & Dogus University).
Panelists: Bilgi Diren Güneş, Orkide Ünsür, Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu, Simge Gökbayrak
Moderator: Asst. Prof. Mustafa Bülbül ( Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design)
Date & Time: Thursday, March 28, 2013 13.30-15.30 p.m
Venue: Dogus University H Block Theatre Hall, Acıbadem/Istanbul
Eminönü ’77 (Eminonu ’77)
Me and my brother made a one minute silent documentary which is the first film from our Super 8 film footage. We will make the second short documentary film (by using the whole film material) later. Stay tuned! 🙂
Synopsis: Eminonu ’77 is a Vintage Film was shot with a Super 8 movie camera. Filmed by our father in Istanbul in 1977, mom and Okan take a small boat from Asian Side to European Side to visit Eminonu town which is especially famous with its historical The New Mosque (Yeni Camii) and traditional pigeon feeding area located front of the mosque.
Edited & Produced & Directed by: Orkide & Okan Ünsür
Filmed by: Ayhan Ünsür
Appearances: Nermin & Okan Ünsür
Metruk (The Abandoned) had an invitation from New York couple of months ago. It will take part at the Summer Festival Series (July 2 – 11) of NEWFILMMAKERS NY.
A screening program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries
Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman:
The Also Sisters RURAL PRETÉRITO
Jeremy Kelly CHIPPEWA LAKE PARK
Liliana Orbach DI LIBE BREANT A SHREK
Caryn Cline COMPOST CONFIDENTIAL
Muralla Media Works THE ISLAND IS RIDICULOUS
Orkide Ünsür METRUK / THE ABANDONED
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Anthology Film Archive, Deren Theater 32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003
The 4th Montréal Turkish Film Festival ( 4e Festival des films turcs de Montréal) will be held on May 11-20, 2012 in Montréal, Canada.
Metruk is selected as finalist (the category of Short Film&Documentary Competition) and it will be screened at CINEROBOTHEQUE on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. (19:00).
For the festival schedule, click here
DIALOG is a cinematic cultural and friendship bridge of Greece and Turkey, screening the best Turkish & Greek short films. An annual event takes place in Eskisehir, Turkey and Thessaloniki, Greece.
The 3rd Dialog Greek-Turkish Short Film Festival is held on 30 April – May 1 in Eskisehir, Turkey. The festival is organized by Anadolu University Faculty of Communication Sciences – Department of Cinema and Television and TISFF Thess International Film Festival.
Metruk (The Abandoned) was screened on Monday, April 30 at 18:30 (06:30 p.m.)
“Her Film” is a global project to build audiences for films by, for and about women. Her Film is run by Kyna Morgan in collaboration with Marian Evans and with contributions by Lotus Wollschlager . Kyna is a screenwriter and producer as well as a film publicity and marketing professional based in the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. Marian is a writer, cultural activist, filmmaker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of the Wellywood Woman blog and podcast. Lotus is the official Her Film Reviewer, and an avid movie enthusiast based in U.S.
“Her Film” begins its country-focused series with female filmmakers and I’m honored and glad to be the first interviewee from Turkey. Many thanks for their interest and support.
Click here to read the interview:
ODTÜ (METU) Film Festival (OFF ’12) is organized by ODTÜ Sitop ( Middle East Technical University, Cinema Community ) in Ankara, Turkey. The festival will be held on February 28- March 2, 2012. There will be no awards for the film festival as there isno competition involved. OFF ’12 is a nice opportunity for Turkish short filmmakers to share their works and to celebrate the art of cinema. Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened on Tuesday, February 28 at 15:30 (03:30 p.m.)
There will be ” In Memoriam” screenings held for Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos and Turkish filmmaker Ömer Kavur.
Here is the festival schedule
I uploaded my short documentary 8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) on my youtube channel. I will upload it soon to other online platforms. So everybody can watch and share it.
Thanks again to my crew, my interviewees, my friends, my family and all Asian Side & Maltepe Coast & Sureyya Beach lovers in Istanbul…
from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 (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 asEurope’s best documentary channel.
8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER ( COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 ) will be broadcast on IZ TV’s “Indie Films” on September 12, 2011 at 05:40 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.
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.