Departures by Ali Y. Akarcesme (2011, 12 min.). After ten years of red tape, a Turkish woman in her mid-40s finally realizes her dream of migrating to the United States and being reunited with her husband. Little does she know that the 12-hour flight is only the beginning of her ordeal as she faces a series of escalating challenges from customs to her ride through the wilds of New Jersey to reach her husband at last.
Musa by Serhat Karaaslan (2012, 18 min.). A director discovers pirated copies of his film and makes an offer to the salesman.
Nolya by M. Cem Öztüfekci (2012, 26 min.). Two men fall in love with a mysterious young lady they see through the window, but they will love her in different ways. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 International Short Film Festival of Drama.
Shift 12-48 (Vardiya 12-48) by Fatih Özdemir (2012, 10 min.). Selim and Aylin work in the same prison as prison officers. While Selim works in the evening, Aylin works during the day. Kaan, their son, tries to adapt to the situation by his own ways.
Mirror (Ayna) by Bedirhan Sakci (2012, 11 min.). Yasemin is a textile worker. She notices the conflicts of life through her job and starts fighting against it. These conflicts are to become a reason for her to start fight against herself.
Bridge (Köprü) by Soner Sert (2012, 11 min.). For his most recent job Sabri comes to Istanbul and works in the reinforcement of a bridge against earthquake. His family lives in Van. Sabri lives at the construction site. Because of his longing for his wife and child, he constantly talks on the phone. When Sabri learns that all the bridges in Istanbul will be reinforced for earthquake he calls his wife and tells her he’ll be bringing them to Istanbul as well. Next day a terrible earthquake strikes Van.
Short Film Finalists
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
- $9MFA members, seniors, and students
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