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STFF 2021
Short Film 
Program is
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STFF SHORTS 2021 PROGRAM

STFF Shorts 2021 Program proudly announces this year's screening program!


Out of nearly 200 submissions, 10 short films were selected for screening during the STFF festival (December 3-12, 2021) this year.

Congratulations to the directors, cast and crew members, and our pre-jury members who worked hard to make this happen!

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EVERYTHING AS IT SHOULD BE

The life of Saffet (40) who belongs to upper middle class, hasn’t change in the apartment corridor when he sees underage, beautiful and marginal Rüya who is the daughter of his neighbor he hasn’t seen before.

Year : 2019

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Onat Esenman

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BRIGITTE BARDOT

A "modern" Turkish family expects an exchange student from France who will accompany their 10-year-old daughter for the summer. Their shy daughter will not only practice French, but also have a friend finally. When this "expected visitor" came, they were frustrated that the boy's name is Hafid. They don't find him "French" enough and everything will happen in real-time with a single 14 minutes long shot!

Year : 2020

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Cagil Bocut

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KISMET

Gamze wants to marry his boyfriend, Emrah, but her father doesn’t consent to their marriage because Emrah is Alawite. One night, Gamze invites Emrah to dinner to present him to his father, Kenan, but Kenan doesn’t let him into the house. Kenan’s manager Necati and his wife, who unexpectedly knock the door aiming to help Gamze to persuade Kenan, encounter a different situation, which Gamze asserting his father wants to revenge on her because she revealed his cheat on her mother last year. But the major surprise emerges when Gamze posts his father’s obscene video shot in his workplace toilet on Facebook. Kenan is caught between his obstinacy and his manager who forces him to convince his daughter to delete the post because he’s afraid that the scandal affects his business. Between those payoffs and conflicts of self-interests, there is a disregarded wife and a shattered family left.

Year : 2020

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Emre Sert & Gozde Yetiskin

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SAME NIGHT DIFFERENT BLUE

In the present time, an old antiquarian owns a stamp which belongs to a letter sent by Adolf Hitler to Turkey during the World War II. Kadir, ex-accomplice of Yagmur who has sworn off stealing, is after the stamp that is worth millions. He now has to persuade Yagmur to impeccably carry on with his plan.

During the same night when different stories intersect, this precious stamp will end up in the hands of the one who treats it with the dignity it deserves.

Year : 2021

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Nuri Cihan Ozdogan

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SUSAM

A Turkish-Jewish family faces a series of dilemmas on the morning of Susam’s Bar-mitzvah ceremony with the limitations of Shabbat day rules when Susam locks himself in his room and does not get out for his ceremony.

Year : 2021

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Sami Morhayim

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THE CRIMINALS

The Criminals is a social realist drama combined with the elements of the thriller film and within its heart the desire and the question of intimacy. Nazli and Emre are a young, modern couple that love each other and seek to enjoy themselves. Sexuality is not a taboo for them. They freely and joyfully desire each other. Their only obstacle is others. I do believe the film has potential to spark discussion about the historical shifts that the country is facing by following this story of two young lovers’ exploration of their sexuality and their willingness to freely enjoy their privacy. We intend to question what it is like to grow up and live in today's Turkey as a young person.

Year : 2020

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Serhat Karaaslan

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LEYLAK

In present day Queens, New York, a Turkish gravedigger is unable to face a shattering truth, and risks losing the dearest connection left in his life.

As New York City deals with the ravishing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, YUSUF, a 45-year-old immigrant gravedigger in Queens, struggles to make ends meet and care for RENK, his eleven-year-old daughter. Unable to face the sudden demise of his hospitalized, COVID-19 stricken wife, and consumed with guilt over her death, Yusuf withholds the truth from his daughter. Several days pass and the weight of the truth, no longer containable, forces an unavoidable reckoning between Yusuf and Renk.

Year : 2021

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : USA

Director : Scott Aharoni & Dennis Latos

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THE GREAT ISTANBUL DEPRESSION

Didem and Ayşe aren’t able to find a job even though it has been a while since they've graduated from the university. In this time period in which these two young women step into adulthood and need to make money now - this period of time that is short for humanity, but lingering for them - the days are not much different from the previous ones. On the other hand, in order to able to stay in Istanbul, they must at least earn enough money to cover their rent, on the other hand, what they dream of, what want to do.

They cannot find a way to earn money, nor did Didem concentrate on writing and Ayşe on drawing. On the edge of the metropolis, they are stuck in between the skyscrapers rising among the terrace of their home and the ruined apartment buildings.

Year : 2020

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Zeynep Dilan Suren

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BEAUTIFUL WEATHER

Rıfat, who has his life routine and lives with his mother, works as a lost and found clerk and station announcer in a metro station in İstanbul. When Filiz, an attractive woman, comes to Rıfat's room to retrieve her lost phone, she forgets a poetry book in the room this time. After meeting Filiz, Rıfat starts to look on the bride side of his life.

While he is reading the poetry book and trying to break the banality of his life, one day Filiz comes to the subway unhappy. To make her happy, he reads the poem "Beautiful Weather" from the book instead of making routine station announcements.

Year : 2021

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Okan Akgun

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SUBORDINATE

Serhad works with a man who illegally makes black people selling watches. He falls in love with a black woman who has come to the country illegally, but it is not becoming well as expected.

Year : 2020

Language : Turkish w/ English subtitles

Country : Turkey

Director : Ali Cabbar

 

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