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Black Sun

premiere: 2019 Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di Domani / Pardino d'Oro, Best International Short Film

 

A coming storm after dog days dawns during a sudden road trip to a distant island for a funeral. The dead is buried in haste and a man makes a detour through Aegean Turkey. The funeral is eclipsed by a last wish. The wind blows ashes where it pleases.

2019 | 1.77:1 | 16mm | 25fps | Color | 5.1 | Turkish, English Subtitles | 20'

Cast 

Enes Yurdaün, Seren Şirince, Ariya Toprak, Sencar Sağdıç ve Nur Sürer, Ercan Kesal

Director & Editor: Arda Çiltepe

Scriptwriters: Arda Çiltepe​ & Julia Tielke

Producers: Alara Hamamcıoğlu (Vigo Film), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım)

Co-Producer: HFBK Hamburg

Director of Photography: Julia Tielke

Colorist: Nils Petersen

Sound Designer & Mix: Postbıyık

Sound Recordist: Enis Danabaş

Art Director: İdris Kaan Akbay

Assistant Director: Ozan Yoleri

Gaffer: Yusuf Elbaşı

Focus Puller: Elisa Juri

Second Assistant Director: Aslı Özoğuz

Production Coordinators: Sergen Dilmen, Dilara Çatak

Boom Operator: Berkay Sarıtaş

Creative Consultant: Gürcan Keltek

Screenings

2019: Locarno Film Festival / Pardino d’oro for The Best International Short Film, Sarajevo Film Festival - International Competition, Reykjavik Film Festival - International Competition, Seville European Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Uppsala International Short Film Festival/ EFA Shorts, Interfilm Short Film festival / EFA Shorts, Ayvalık Film Festival, Bosphorus Film Festival - National Competition, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival - National Competition, Passaggi d’autore / Competition, Glasgow Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Festival del Cinema Europeo / EFA Shorts, Norwegian Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Auteur Film Festival - Competition

2020: Minimalen Short Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Vilnius International Film Festival / International Short Competition, Tampere Film Festival / EFA Shorts, Portland Film Festival, New Directors / New Films at Lincoln Center, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival / Winners of Other Festivals, VIS Vienna Shorts Festival / EFA Shorts

​About the Director

​Before graduating from Economics at Boğaziçi University, he worked as a translator for several major publishing houses in Turkey. He co-produced Meteors (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2017, Locarno Festival’s Filmmakers of the Present) and Gulyabani (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2018, Locarno Festival’s Signs of Life). He produced The Pillar of Salt (dir. Burak Çevik, 2018, Berlinale Forum). Besides studying master’s degree in film at Hamburg Fine Arts University, he is the producer of Gürcan Keltek’s next feature project-in-development New Dawn Fades and the co-producer of Semih Gülen and Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun’s debut project-in-development Athlete.

 

Phases of Matter

premiere: 2020 Rotterdam Film Festival - Bright Future Main Programme

Taking place at Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Phases of Matter focuses on the doctor who calls the hospital their home, the daily lives of the nurse and personnel, the endless hallways of the hospital, and the faded-colored buildings, the electrical power supply that runs on gossip, and the humour that diligently tries to lighten up death. The film aims to understand life at the hospital by wandering around the doctor’s office, the operation room, the countless other corners where the healthy wouldn’t care to go. ıt observes the talent of the personnel to deal with anything that takes place under this roof, the resistance and the fragility of the body, and the broken country right outside.

2020 | Color | 5.1 | Turkish, English Subtitles | 71'

Director​: Deniz Tortum

Producers: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu (istos film), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım), Aslı Erdem (Beatrice Films)

Co-Producer: Fırat Sezgin (Institute of Time)

Editor: Sercan Sezgin

Director of Photograph: Deniz Tortum

Music: Alican Çamcı

Sound Design: Ernst Karel, Yalın Özgencil

Colorist: James Norman

Screening

2020: Rotterdam Film Festival - Bright Future Main Programme

Selection

First Look 2020 - Museum of Moving Image, NYC

About the Director

Deniz Tortum was born in Istanbul in 1989. His films have screened at many film festivals including Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam, SxSW, Sheffield, True/False and Dokufest. He worked at the MIT Open Documentary Lab focusing on VR research. He curated and produced the new media sections of !f Istanbul and Camden Film Festival. Among his work are the first Turkish film screened at SxSW, ZAYIAT (2013); VR project created with Çağrı Hakan Zaman and Nil Tuzcu, that told the story of Istanbul Pogrom, a government-initiated organized attack on the minorities of Istanbul on September 6-7, 1955, called September 1955 (2016); the documentary If Only There Were Peace (2017),  co-directed with Carmine Grimaldi; FLOODPLAIN (2018) which was inspired by the world portrayed in Emre Yeksan’s Yuva; the roadtrip/music documentary Anatolian Trip (2018) co-directed with Can Eskinazi; and PHASES OF MATTER (2020) which made its world premiere in January at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

 

The Diamond Sea

in post-production

 

Earning her living by selling pinwheels, pumpkin seeds and occasionally reciting blessing prayers for couples posing by the sea, a free-spirited peddler roams around the forsaken shores of the Bosphorus. She crosses paths with heartbroken teenagers, confronts an obnoxious admirer, exorcists, and exhibitionists. She mingles with fellow street sellers, fisherwomen, treasure-hunters and garbage collectors, all enclosed in a dreamy microcosm of their own. Like frogs gathered around a pond, they only have each other - and the timeworn, yet still glitter-ing, Diamond Sea.

2020 | 3.00:1 | 2K DCP | 25fps | Color | 5.1 | Turkish, English Subtitles  | 18'

Cast 

İpek Türktan Kaynak, Ali Seçkiner Alıcı, Mustafa Uzunyılmaz, Hüseyin Sevimli, Şirin Taşpınar, Ulaş Akarsu, 

Günsu Sarı, Yenak Özkarslıoğlu, Türev Cin, Ömer Şerif Arısan, Ardan Özmenoğlu, Simge Güneş, Asra Çıra, 

Manolya Akdemir, Zeynep Tümertekin, Berktan Alphan, Hülya Ekşigil, Sezer Türksoy, Azade Simavi, Ulaş Yılmaz, Süleyman Simavi 

Director & Scriptwriter: Arda Ekşigil

Producers: Sinan Kesova (Vigo Film), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım), Alara Hamamcıoğlu (Vigo Film)

Co-Producer: Harun Simavi

Director of Photography: Meryem Yavuz

Art Director: Natali Yeres

Editor: Can Eskinazi

Sound Designer: Cenker Kökten

Sound Recordist: Ahmet Burak Gürbüz, Sertaç Selvi

Colorist: *

Assistant Director: Ozan Yoleri

Focus Puller: Neslihan Siligür

Assistant Directors: Manolya Akdemir, Aslı Özoğuz

Make-up Artist: Murat Polat

Set Decoration: Eda Çekemci

Grip: Serdar Karaibiş

DIT: Yusuf Arık, Özgün Ersoy

Second Camera Assistant: Ümit Aksu

Third Camera Assistant: Eren Akgül

Boom Operator: Sinan İnce

Production Assistant: Batuhan Çakma

Catering: Hülya Ekşigil

Transportation: Haluk Ataç, Hüseyin Karaman, Volkan Altunbaş

Generator Driver: Naci Acar

About the Director

Arda Ekşigil is a Turkish-Canadian director born in Istanbul in 1989. After finishing the Lycée Français Pierre Loti in Istanbul in 2007, he studied Ancient Philosophy, Literature and Archeology at the University of Montreal. He obtained a master’s degree from McGill University specializing in early modern Ottoman History. He is currently based in Istanbul and works mainly as a director, screenwriter and translator (translated books: My Brother Che, Can Yayınları, 2017, from French to Turkish).

 

Zuhal

in post-production

Zuhal’s (38) routine is disturbed by a cat’s meow she keeps hearing in her flat. Despite none of the neighbors hearing it, she starts an investigation in the building in order to find the cat.

2020 | Color | Turkish, English Subtitles | 90'

Cast 

Nihal Yalçın, Sadi Celil Cengiz, Serpil Gül, Sencar Sağdıç, Ilgaz Kocatürk, Gizem Taştan, Çağdaş Ekin Şişman

Director: Nazlı Elif Durlu

Scriptwriters: Nazlı Elif Durlu, Ziya Demirel

Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu (istos film)

Co-Producers: Jamila Wenske (Achtung Panda, DE), Tanay Abbasoğlu (TN Yapım), Tolga Karaçelik (Karaçelik Film), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım Sanat) 

Director of Photography: Sebastian Weber

Editors: Buğra Dedeoğlu, Henrique Cartaxo 

Art Director: Osman Özcan

 

Workshops and Co-Production Markets

Meetings on the Bridge (Istanbul Film Festival), When East Meets West (Trieste Film Festival), International Project Development Forum (Los Angeles Greek Film Festival), First Films First, Global Media Makers

 

Awards

Musou Award (Crossroads, Thessaloniki Film Festival), Flow Post-Production Award (Trieste Film Festival), Turkish-German Coproduction Development Grant, Meetings on the Bridge – Color Up Post-Production Award (Istanbul Film Festival)

About the Director

Born in Ankara, Turkey. She studied Film and TV in the Netherlands and got her masters degree from the University of Utrecht. After working in the Netherlands and then in Los Angeles as a screenwriter, she returned to Turkey in 2009. She has written and directed three short films [Trust Me (2009), Later (2012), The Horse and the Nightingale (2013)] that were screened and awarded by various national and international film festivals. In 2010 she worked as one of the screenwriters of the omnibus called Do Not Forget Me Istanbul, in which Hany Abu Assad shot the story she wrote. Since then she has been working as a screenwriter for TV series and feature films. She also teaches film reading and short film production at the Istanbul Bilgi University. Zuhal is her debut feature film.

 

Ela and Hilmi and Ali

in post-production

Ela and Hilmi and Ali tells the story of 7 different days of a constantly-form-changing-relationship of a newly-wed couple: a maths teacher HILMI (45), an earthquake survivor ELA (19) and a secret rapper, son of the building custodian, ALI (15).

2020 | Color | Turkish, English Subtitles | 110'

Cast 

Serkan Keskin, Ece Yüksel, Denizhan Akbaba

Director: Ziya Demirel

Scriptwriters: Ziya Demirel, Nazlı Elif Durlu 

Producer: Anna Maria Aslanoğlu (istos film) 

Co-Producers: Tanay Abbasoğlu (TN Yapım), Öykü Canlı (Yumurta Yapım Sanat) 

Director of Photography: Doron Tempert

Editors: Selda Taşkın, Henrique Cartaxo 

Art Director: Gülay Doğan 

Award

Turkish-German Co-production Development Grant

About the Director

Born in 1988, Turkey. He started theatre at high school and he directed his first short film while studying engineering. He continued his studies for film directing & scriptwriting at the Prague Film School. There he shot his well-received short film Evicko. The last short film he directed, SALI [Tuesday], premiered in the Official Selection of Cannes FF in 2015, and then was screened and selected in festivals such Toronto, Sarajevo, Les Arcs, Sundance, Rotterdam and was awarded as Best Short Film at Les Arcs, Istanbul, Malatya and with Special Jury Mention in Sarajevo. Ela and Hilmi and Ali is his debut feature.

 

Our Mutual Friend

short film in development

 

Our Mutual Friend is heartbreak. Everybody who has lived and will live knows it. Like a true friend, it is cruel to be kind and it defines us. As the song goes: “If you hadn’t lost, you wouldn’t have grown mature.” 

About the Director

Ekin Can Göksoy was born in 1987 in Bursa, Turkey. He graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU in Ankara, Turkey) Electrical and Electronics Engineering department in 2011 and took his MA in Cultural Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2014. During his career shift from engineering to social sciences, he never laid aside his first passion: cinema. Between 2005-2011, he actively participated in METU Cinema Society, took part in organizing many events and festivals including Turkey’s first ever international video-art festival METU Video Festival (2006) and METU Short Film Festival (2008). Since 2015, he writes film critiques and pieces on cinema history in FilmLoverss website. In addition to his academic works and translations, he published a short story book Münhal (2014) and a novel Epope Tatavla (2016) from İletişim Press. In December 2018, he opened his first exhibition “A Chance for a Miracle” (together with Larissa Araz) in poşe art space in Istanbul. Since 2017, he is involved in performance art and storytelling in San Francisco, USA and Istanbul under the partnership of Artship Foundation, San Francisco, USA and halka art project, Istanbul. Göksoy is a Ph. D. candidate in urban history at Boğaziçi University Department of History in Istanbul. “Our Mutual Friend” will be his first short feature.

 

Hydrophobia

short film in development

A family heirloom dropped into water brings Eren to the edge of a late confrontation.

About the Directors

​Özgün Tutar (İzmir) graduated from the Dokuz Eylül University City and Regional Planning and had a master’s degree on neoliberal urbanization. Özgün working as an assistant to producer in Istanbul-based production company with the aim to establish a closer relationship with the visual and media arts. Parallel to academic studies and profession, Özgün is also pursuing a path in literature, writing short stories and sci-fi/ drama scripts with a close interest in the sci-fi subculture: weird fiction.

 

Medusa Aslı (İzmir) graduated from Film Design Department and had a master degree in Art and Design. Medusa, who focused on queer cinema, wrote their thesis on queer theory and cinema. Medusa, who is also a diving instructor, combines two great passions, cinema and diving and focuses on underwater screening. Medusa is working in the film industry as an underwater camera operator.