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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

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)

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’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

Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected for the 11th Izmir International Short Film Festival

11th International Izmir Short Film Festival which organized by Izmir Cinema Association will be held November 3-7, 2010.  The competition category is only for fiction films. Metruk is selected for the category of documentary and it will be screened on Thursday 4 November at 13:00 p.m. The screenings will be at the auditorium of Izmir Turkish-American Association.

The Jury Members are:

Prof. Dr. Sevda Alankuş, Dean ( İzmir Economy University, Faculty of Communication)

Zeynep Özbatur Atakan, Producer

Volga Sorgu, Actor

Joel Foulet, Editor, Director

Theron Patterson, Director

Yeşim Tabak, Film Critic (Sabah Newspaper)

Ragıp Taranç, Assistant Professor (Dokuz Eylul University,  Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Film Design

Burcu Tatlıses, Musician, Lyricist, Short Film Director

Andreas Treske, Editor  (Yasar University, Faculty of Communication)

Mehmet Hadi Baran, Mardin Cinema Association President

Canan Demet Kebapçılar, Columnist (Haber Turk Newspaper)


Opening Film:

Glukhota: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Ukraine)

Competition Films:

Kain: Kristof Hoornaert (Belgium)

Zu Vermieten: Emre Karapınar & İsmail Onay (Turkiye-Germany)

Hayerida: Shai Miedzinski (Israel)

Bugün Yok/No Today: İsmet Kurtuluş (Turkiye)

To My Mother and Father/Anne ve Babama: Can Evrenol (Turkiye)

Oma Rennt: Nikolaus von Uthmann (Germany)

Berf/Kar: Erol Mintaş (Turkiye-Romania)

Diarchia: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Italy)

All Flowers in Time: Jonathan Caouette (Canada)

Kindergeld: Övünç Güvenışık (Turkiye)

Aprilis Suskhi: Tornike Bziava (Georgia)

World Premiers:

Tatlıya Her Zaman Yer Vardır/There’s Always Room for Dessert: Müge Bayraktar (Turkiye)

Ayna/Mirror: Irmak Yamaç (Turkiye)

Screening Programme:


Anı Yaşamak/Living the Moment: Hakan Metin Mercan (Turkiye)

Khaneam Abrist: Karim Azimi (Iran)

Telepfone: Jeffrey Anderson Bliss (U.S.A.)

Mukadderat/Fatality: Cenk Kaptan (Turkiye)

Coming Attractions: Peter Tscherkassky (Austria)

Venus vs Me: Nathalie Teirlinck (Belgium)

Bear Market: James S. Blose (U.S.A.)

Transparent: Sammy Fransquet (Belgium)

Le Hobby: Nicolas Zappi (France)

Babam ve Spike/My Dad and Spike: Murat Kebir (Turkiye)

Candy Darling: Silvia Defrance (Belgium)

In Scale: Marina Moshkova (Russia)

Cigarette Candy: Lauren Wolkstein (U.S.A.)

Jour 0: Vincent Diderot (France)

The External World: David O’Reilly (Ireland)

Voice Wanted: Maria Stoyanova (Bulgaria)

WAGs: Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf (Germany)

Calling the Minstrel: Genevieve Appleton (Canada)

18: Nehir Tuna (Turkiye)

Seppi und Hias/Seppi ve Hias: Emre Koca (Turkiye-Germany)

Film ya da Film/Film or Film: Şükrü Apaydın (Turkiye)

Emanet/Custody: Ali Cem Doğan & Ayberk Olgay (Turkiye)


Tres Tristes Tigres: David Munoz (Spain)

Nea Radu /Fellow Radu: Stefan Scarlatescu (Romania)

Maturarul: Stefan Scarlatescu (Romania)

Kwa Heri Mandima: Robert-Jan Lacombe (Switzerland)

Metruk/The Abandoned: Orkide Ünsür (Turkiye)

Babam Tarih Yapıyor/My Father is Making History: Haydar Demirtaş (Turkiye)

Urban Bugs: Aykut Alp Ersoy (Turkiye)

Camgeran: Nagihan Çakar (Turkiye)

Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected for the Ladyfest Ten

Ladyfest is a global independent arts festival promoting and celebrating women’s creativity and counter-culture. It turns 10 years old this year. Ladyfest Ten takes place from Friday 12th until Sunday 14th November across various North London venues and it will involve iconic and emerging female talent from every field such as music, film, literature, craft, comedy and much more.

Metruk is selected for the LADYFEST TEN SHORTS and it will be screened on Friday 12 November, 2010 in London.

(Source: www.ladyfestten.com)

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