STFF 2020

Short Film 
Program is here!

Check out the selected films below!

Note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Seattle Turkish Film Festival will be screened online. The line-up, dates and ticket information to be announced soon.

STFF SHORTS 2020 PRE-JURY MEMBERS:

Burak Boyacioglu, Burak Senol, Demet Kitis, Ela Furat Ezgi Yucel, Irem Gokce Aydin, Lisa Waagd, Nural Sumbultepe, Ozgur Arman, Peri Aytac, Senay Cebioglu

STFF SHORTS 2020 PROGRAM

Grand Jury Award : $500

To be announced in October 2020

Audience Award : $300

To be announced in November 2020

BEST ACTRESS

UMUT ALAZ KÖKÇÜ | TURKEY | 2020

Melis, a post-graduate student meets with a 70’s erotic movie star to write a thesis on her career and the period. As Melis keeps interviewing her, she realizes this former star Alev Hanzade has a blurry past and dark secrets.

FREE FUN

FEHMI ÖZTÜRK | TURKEY | 2020

When Kika entered to have fun in game, she encountered something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore.

THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS

MAHSUM TASKIN | TURKEY | 2020

Seyithan (12) living in a Kurdish Village in Eastern Turkey meets the tales of The Thousand and One Nights and seeks a way to find missing parts given by the school teacher to his classmates.

TURNIN TO DUST

HÜSEYIN AYDIN GÜRSOY | TURKEY | 2020

Elif is working clandestinely in France with her husband. Drowned in debts, they may return to Turkey if they can't get the money their boss owes them. But Elif doesn't want to ruin her son's chances of a better future. She has no intention of giving up.

AYLIN

OZAN YOLERI | TURKEY | 2020

Twelve-year-old Irmak idolizes her older teenage friend Aylin, who for Irmak embodies excitement, independence and womanhood. When Aylin plans to move away with her boyfriend, Irmak begins to realize that her feelings for her friend are more complicated than she knew.

BREAK OFF

ÖYKÜ ORHAN | TURKEY | 2020

Zeliha, mother of two children, is a poor laborer who works in a steel soucepan factory. One day, she is fired as an unexpected moment. While she is attempting to find new job, she also searchs for solution in order to prevent children noticing this situation. A solution created by her, shows deadlock condition as a result of poverty.

CLEATS

ABDULLAH ŞAHIN | TURKEY | 2020

Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, the refugee completes the gang. Ilyas wants to make the tryouts for a local football team and saves money to buy new cleats. Emir shares his ideal. After seeing his father pays the debts of Emir’s family at the grocery store, Ilyas gives his new cleats as a gift to Emir in order to join to the tryouts. However, his own cleats tear up just after. The shoemaker gives him a bigger cleats temporarily. The tryouts morning one of Ilyas’ cleats drops to the river. When Ilyas and Ahmet try to take it out, Emir surprises them with what he’s done.

OCTOPUS

ENGIN ERDEN | TURKEY | 2020

“Octopus” is a short film that follows 8 and 9 year-old best friends Ece and Efe on a hot, lazy summer day in Aegean seaside. Ece and Efe encounter different adults until they get tired of being pushed around and make a plan to prove themselves. But they are not aware of the price that they will have to pay for it.

RAIN, SNORKEL & GREEN BEANS

YAVUZ AKYILDIZ | TURKEY | 2020

It is just an ordinary day after thirty-two years. The son confronts the father with all his courage and tells him that he will not live with him anymore but will leave the house. His bag is on his back. He wants to discover both himself and a life he doesn't know. But, it will be much more difficult than he thinks to turn this desire into reality.

SOME CATS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

EMRE SEFER | TURKEY | 2020

Ma'am in her 50s continues her life isolated from the human beings. Every day at the same time, she leaves the house and feeds the cats in the park. One day she is almost hit by Bahadır’s car, and their life gets entangled from that day on.

 
 

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