UNITY / AKA: BULUŞMA

 

In Pre-production, 2021, Feature Film, Director & Producer & Writer

 

“Do borders separate people? Or mountains? Rivers maybe? The only thing that separates man from human beings is their hearts that remain in the blind darkness.”

 

“Unity,” a type of character drama, is the story of people from diverse generations and cultures gathering together in Hopa.

 

LOGLINE:

 

Lali working in Turkey for many years, is obliged to take her daughter she had left in Georgia now. She agrees to take care of an old man in Hopa. However, in this village, which seems appropriate to hold back her daughter who grew up without a mother and turned into an angry teenager, a dangerous love in the shadow of a tragedy, and the hardest choice of her life awaits Lali.

 

Festivals:

 

2018 ANTALYA FİLM FORUM, FICTION PITCHING FINALIST

 

2019 SOFIA MEETINGS CO-PRODUCTION PITCHING FINALIST

 

2019 WMC SCRIPT LAB FICTION FINALIST

 

 

 

STORYBOARD SAMPLES:

 

LEARNING HOW TO SWIM / YÜZME ÖĞRENİYORUM

 

2017, Short Film, Director & Producer & Writer

 

Hasan and Ruksan are a couple who fled away from the internal war in Syria and settled in Izmir, Cesme in Turkey. They dream about leaving Cesme to go to Europe by boat for a better future. Ruksan learns how to swim so she can survive if things go wrong.

 

Festivals and Awards:

 

6. Kısakes Short Film Festival, Pitching Platform, Production Support Award. 2016

5. SETEM Akademi, BAK Awards, National Fiction, Jury Special Award. 2017

18. International Izmir Short Film Festival, National Fiction, Migros Youth Award. 2017

10. Rotary Short Film Festival, Fiction Category, 2nd Best Fiction Film Award. 2018

16. IKFD National Short Film Competition, Fiction Category, Jury Special Award. 2018

20. Tres Court International Film Festival, National Fiction Competition, 1st Best Fiction Film Award. 2018

“LIVE” Short Film Competition, 3st Best Film Award, 2019

 

13. Akbank Short Film Festival, Short Film Forum, Script Competition, Finalist. 2017

54. National Antalya Film Festival, Antalya Film Forum, Shorts @AFF, Finalist. 2017

7. Kısakes Short Film Festival, Pitching Shorts, Screening. 2017

4. Uşak Kanatlı Denizatı Film Festival, National Short Film, Screening. 2017

40. Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Hezarfen Film Galery, Shorts From Turkey, Film Market. 2018

31. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival For Expanded Media, Screening. 2018

1. Pakistan International Film Festival, Official Selection. 2018

21. Uçan Süpürge International Women Film Festival, Fiction Short Film. 2018

4. ArtNicomedia National Short Film Days, Screening. 2018

38. Ifsak National Short Film Competition, Ficton Shorts, Finalist. 2018.

9. Bucharest, Romania, Short to the Point (International Short Film Festival), Finalist. 2018

16. Environmental Short Film Festival, Screening. 2018

11. Inönü University International Short Film Festival, National Fiction, Finalist. 2018

11. Çayda Çıra International Art and Film Festival, National Short Film, Finalist. 2018

1. İzmit International Short Film Festival, International Fiction Short Film, Finalist. 2018

6. Woodengate International Film Festival, International Fiction Short Film, Finalist. 2018

2. International Trojan Horse Short Film Festival, Official Selection. 2018

4. Istanbul Design Biennial, Cinema Days, Screening. 2018

3. International Sinopale Film Festival, Screening. 2018

13. Boston Turkish Festival, Documentary and Short Film Competition, Finalist. 2018

12th Sinemardin International Mardin Film Festival, Shorts, Screening. 2018

1. Aladağ Nature and Art Festival, Short Film Competition, Screening. 2018

2. Porto Femme International Film Festival, Screening. 2018

1. Directed By Women Turkey International Film Festival, National Screening. 2018

1. Sinemazon Women Directors Film Festival, Screening. 2020

3rd Women Directors Festival, Screening. 2020

 

 

THE HOLIDAY GIFT / BAYRAM HARÇLIĞI

 

2014, Short Film, Director & Producer & Writer

 

Umut visits his relatives on the first day of a traditional festival and he receives holiday gifts. Each holiday gift is a messenger of new dreams for Umut.

 

Festivals:

 

Fund of Rebuclic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema. 2013

1th Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Screening. 2014

16th International Eskişehir Film Festival, Shorts From Turkey, Screening. 2014

2nd Golden Pars International Youth Short Film Festival, Panaroma Selection. 2014

3th International Children’s Right Film Festival, Adult Filmmakers Screening. 2014

25th Ankara International Film Festival, Official Selection. 2014

15th International İzmir Short Film Festival, Official Selection. 2014

2nd International Bosphorus Film Festival, Official Selection. 2014

15th İzmir Short Film Festival, Screening. 2014

1th Baygem Short Film Festival, Official Selection. 2014

Poland Turkish Film Week, Screening. 2014

67th Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner. 2014

Filmleuchten 2014, Stuttgart, Screening.2014

9. Second Hand Film Festival, Short Films, Screening.2015