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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//)

The screening schedule of Metruk on CinemAmbiente Film Festival

from the movie Metruk (The Abandoned)

Metruk will be screened at the Panorama Cortometraggi-Short Films Section of the 14th CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival in Turin, Italy. Here is the screening schedule:

CIRCOLO AMENTES

Wednesday, June 1 at: 21:30

BLAH BLAH

Friday, June 3 at 22:30

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 at FILMFIEST’s Channel (IFFI 2011 Trailer’s Park) on Youtube

Metruk is selected as Official Selection for the International Film Festival Ireland (IFFI), Tipperary/ IRELAND (1-9 September 2011). Here are the 2011 trailers in IFFI’s trailers park right now.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=AEF41D1EA5D2F67C

Metruk is nominated for the “Best International Short Film”at the Swansea Bay Film Festival

Swansea Bay Film Festival (SBFF) will be held in Wales, United Kingdom, May 5-15, 2011.

Metruk (The Abandoned) is selected as finalist and nominated for the category of Best International Short Film Under 30 minutes by being the only short film from Turkey.  It will be screened on Sunday the 8th May at 02:20 p.m. at Venue Blancos, Port Talbot.

Swansea Bay Film Festival climaxes on Sunday May 15th with the Film Festival Gala Awards Banquet in Swansea.

Here is the list of 2011  Swansea Bay Film Festival Award Nominees

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

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.

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

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