STFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2019

SEATTLE

AUDIENCE
PRIZE

$250
CASH PRIZE

GRAND

PRIZE

$300

CASH PRIZE

+

All Expanses Covered Trip to

STFF/VTFF


VANCOUVER

AUDIENCE
PRIZE

$250

CASH PRIZE

 
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TUNAHAN KURT | TURKEY | 2018

When Idris gets accused of a theft he didn't commit, a series of events lead to real crimes.  

Winner :

(BED BUG)

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FIRAT DEMIR | TURKEY | 2018
 

A guy tries to score some weed from the ghettos of istanbul but the angling quarters hooks and cleans him out like a fish and gives him a suprising lesson...

MITE

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KEREM ALTIN | TURKEY | 2018

Adem, builds himself a boat to go to an island. At the beach, he meets randomly with retired lighthouse keeper Turgut and Ufuk who has problems with his lover, Seher. They joins to boat’s building process. The kid in the beach plays with his sand castle. While boat is building, Turgut has his questions.

OPEN

RAMAZAN KILIC | TURKEY | 2019

The School Bus is about a female teacher, who has just been appointed to a village school in Anatolia, decides to do a school bus driver for her students but she does not know how to drive!

THE SCHOOL BUS

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ELİF EDA KARAGÖZ | TURKEY | 2018


Simge, who feels imprisoned in her relationship, asks a delivery guy to pretend to be her boyfriend for rehearsing a break up talk but this rehearsal puts her into a place she wouldn't imagine.

1st Runner Up:

VOID

UMUT EVIRGEN | TURKEY | 2019

Chef Arthur, who is very sensitive to nature, is entertaining an important jury for dinner. Arthur who does yoga and kisses his flowers every morning turns into another character when he puts the chef apron on. He turns the kitchen into a battlefield while trying to cook the best food for the juries. There is no trace of this naïve man anymore. Arthur who is not even able to hurt a fly does not keep away from murdering animals and sacrificing anything for flavour when he steps into the kitchen.

FINE DYING

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OZAN TAKIS | TURKEY | 2018

Mrs. Reyhan lost her wife,children and relatives who were discriminated against in the society where she lived as a minority in the past. . After several years, a researcher who wants to investigate the event reaches lady Reyhan and then wants to interview her about she was experiencing and comes to her home. Before the interview, Mrs. Reyhan goes to the kitchen to bring something to drink to the journalist, while the journalist who started to look at the photo album on the table finds traces of the past, in the kitchen, the fruit cut by Mrs. Reyhan helps with the traces of the past.

THE CUT

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ANIL KAYA/ÖZGÜR ÖNURME | TURKEY | 2018

With hours to go for the main news bulletin, Zuhal is preparing for the broadcast and Defne is running around after her. Vedat complaining about having to eat salad for lunch. Harun is nowhere to be seen, as always. All is going usual at TRN, except Çağlar talking about a news item that will make the water in the "aquarium" overflow.

2nd Runner Up: Aquarium

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DILA BULUT | TURKEY | 2019

Leyla is a woman who defines herself through her boyfriend’s eyes and tries to fit in man’s world. After her boyfriend’s several psychological violence Leyla feels ignored and overwhelmed by the pressure. Subsequently she meets a drag queen singer and follows him through the night who helps her to overcome her fear to be judged and she gradually gets out of her shell.

ARIES

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ALI BILGIN | TURKEY | 2019

Hasan is a locksmith, who owns a tiny store in Istanbul. A pretty girl who has lost her key comes at the closing hour one evening, begging for his help. Intrigued by her friendly interest, Hasan starts following her, almost as a stalker, to find another chance to get into her apartment.

THE LOCKSMITH

 

STFF SHORTS
2019

TEAM

Ozgur Arman
Senay Cebioglu
Shaghayegh Ghanbari
Rumeysa Kusdogan

Nural Sumbultepe
Eli Haligua
Demet Kitis
Ezgi Yucel 
Irem Gokce Aydin
Duygu Unal
Naim Alper

Lisa Waagd

 

STFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2019 JURY MEMBERS

Nancy Chang

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Operations Director at Arts Corps

Nancy Chang is a co-founder and board chair of Skate Like a Girl, an action sports leadership program for young women, and is the former executive director of Reel Grrls, a pioneering media training program for girls. Nancy is active in Seattle community groups and sits on the board of Artist Trust, Skate Like a Girl, and serves on community committees like Seattle Arts Leadership Team and Womxn’s Creative Industries Meet-up. She holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Washington.

Behnam Daneshvar
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 Founder of Brave Sprout Productions

Behnam Daneshvar is an Iranian film director and musician. He went to film school in Iran and has engaged in many different projects either as director, DP or editor ever since. He has been in the music industry for over 20 years and has performed and instructed Iranian traditional music. After moving to the USA at 2010, he continued his carrier in California and Seattle while going to School for Digital Media Art. He’s also made many different Music videos, travel documentaries and worked in press.

Alayne Fardella

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 Former COO at The Seattle Times

Alayne Fardella is recently retired from her role as President and COO of The Seattle Times, where she spent 23 years of her career.  Prior to that, she held various leadership positions in several Silicon Valley technology companies.  She currently spends her time between Seattle and Bend, Oregon while serving as a Commissioner for the Seattle Center as well as serving as Board Member for Sound Generations.

Melanie Friesen
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 Vancouver International Film Festival Programmer

Melanie Friesen programs and presents Cinema Salon at the Vancouver International Film Festival and is a consultant on the festival's international programming. Previously, she was VP of Scorsese Productions in New York, VP of Creative Affairs at Cineplex Odeon Films in LA, Director of Creative Affairs for MGM/UA in London, UK and a literary agent for film writers and directors in London, UK.

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