STFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2019
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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.
THE SCHOOL BUS
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!
Seattle Audience Award: Aquarium
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irem Gokce Aydin
STFF SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2019 JURY MEMBERS
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.
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.
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.
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.
MEET THE ARTIST
Meet Rumi! The artist behind the illustration of this year's STFF Shorts open call poster!
As the STFF Team, we are honored to have him on-board this year!