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
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.)
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
from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)
Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist for the 16th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It will be screened on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Boston Public Library.
Members of this year’s Competition Jury include:
Haden Guest, Director, Harvard Film Archive
Peter Keough, Film Editor – Boston Phoenix
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition provides a rare opportunity for filmmakers to have a platform in the United States for their films to reach an international audience, as well as film critics.
The Heart of England International Film Festival will be based in the ancient market town of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, United Kingdom between September 4th and 11th 2011. The Royal Oak Hotel is the main venue for the festival. Metruk (The Abandoned) will be screened on Friday September 9, at 08:00 p.m.
Here is the screening schedule for the festival
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
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 (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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