The International Red Crescent Friendship Short Film Festival, which will be held for the fourth time this year, will meet with moviegoers between 1-5 December.
Applications for the 4th International Red Crescent Friendship Short Film Festival, organized by Balkon Film with the support of the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the General Directorate of Cinema, and which will be held under the umbrella of the Turkish Red Crescent, have ended. 4 films from 5 countries from 50 continents applied to the 448th International Red Crescent Friendship Film Festival, which was held this year in memory of Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli.
50 Applications from 448 Countries!
Expressing that the festival, which attracted great attention on national and international platforms, received applications from all over the world, Festival Director Faysal Soysal stated that 50 films from 448 countries applied to the 4th International Red Crescent Friendship Short Film Festival. Stating that the finalists will be announced at the press conference to be held on Tuesday, November 2, Soysal said that the quality of the films applied for the finalists increases every year and they are proud that professional directors have discovered and applied to the festival. Soysal continued his words as follows; “Our goal is to bring together the most exclusive, original, artistic and friendly selections in Turkey with the audience, and to broaden the horizons of cinema and our art culture as much as possible with the original and free language of the short film. We have achieved some of our goals and dreams, and we are aware that we need to work harder for the rest. With the support of our friends, we hope to leave a good and beautiful legacy to the young people who will take the path of making films after us. The festival, which set out with the intention of re-reading the concept of friendship with the power of cinema, thinking and increasing its reflections in our lives, is taking firm steps forward. It was a breath of fresh air for moviegoers with its theme and selection of quality films, events and interviews that brought together guests from abroad, and original designed catalogues. The festival, which has become more important every year, has established a sincere bridge between cinema and friendship with the applications it accepted from all over the world this year.
Main Jury of the Festival
In the jury, which will be chaired by Atalay Taşdiken this year; In the jury chaired by director Atalay Taşdiken, who won awards at national and international festivals for his films such as Mommo: My Sister, Meryem, Search Engine, Snow Red, Ah Yalan Dünya, Neşet Ertaş Documentary; After her two successful short films, she premiered in Berlin Film Festival in 2009, her first feature “The Other Bank” in the Generation section won awards from more than 50 international festivals and her second feature film “Corn Island” won Crystal at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014. Georgian director Giorge Ovashvili, who won the Globe Award and was shortlisted for the best foreign film at the Academy in 2015, is the successful Kosovar director Isa, who made a name for himself with his first Kosovo film “Three Windows and a Hanging”, which applied for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2014. Since 2000, Qosja has acted in many motion pictures in the new era Turkish cinema, acted in films that won success in national festivals as well as international festivals such as Cannes, Montreal, BFI London, and with her successful acting in the latest Walnut Tree film, the 27th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival. Serdar Orçin, who won the "Best Actor Award" in the academic field In addition to his achievements, Bahçeşehir University Cartoon and Animation Department Founding President Prof. Dr. Eda Nazli Noyan.
Applications for the "Short Film Workshop" Continue
Among the speakers of the Short Film Workshop, which will be held as part of the 4th International Red Crescent Friendship Short Film Festival and where the participants will receive certificates; He won the Best Turkish Film Award from Eskander Art Critics in 2013 with his first feature film “Üç Yol” and the Best Promising Director Award at the 25th Ankara Film Festival. Faysal Soysal, who won the Best Film and Best Editing Awards in . Director and actress Afsaneh Pakroo, who has worked as a director at the same time as a director and won various awards, is a screenwriter and director at the Sinegraf production company, working on project development with Seven Arts Pictures, one of the important film companies of Hollywood, and broadcast on TRT. Aybars Bora Kahyaoğlu, the director of documentaries titled Flour Cities, Enemies of Sports, Changing Cities, is the curator of many exhibitions abroad and in Turkey "Legal Legal". Canol, the owner of the exhibitions "Lynching", "Communication Missing", "Code" and "Showcase", and the coordinator of the Hollywood production "Argo" directed by Ben Affleck, and the producer of films such as "Three Paths", "The Hive", "Blood Ties". Balkaya is the founding member of the Bosphorus Film Festival, who was nominated for the Best Cinematography category at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival when he was only 16 years old with his first feature "Which Film" in 2011, worked as the cinematographer for the films "Honeymoon" and "23 Musketeers". Emre Pekçakır, a cinematographer who also works with commercials, documentaries and promotional film projects, is among the directors.
20 Person Limit in Participation
In addition to this, productions in different formats such as documentary, animation, experimental and video-art, with a duration not exceeding 30 minutes, without the limit of the production year, can also apply to the non-competition screening category. These productions will be evaluated by the decision of the Pre-Jury in one of the Forty Years of Memory, Panorama and Human Perspective sections of the festival.
At the festival, where nearly 100 thousand cash prizes were awarded last year, considerable cash prizes and surprise technical support awards will be given to support short films and their directors this year.
The 4th International Red Crescent Friendship Film Festival, organized with the cooperation of many institutions such as the TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the General Directorate of Cinema, Beyoğlu Municipality, Zeytinburnu Municipality, Yunus Emre Institute, was the director of the XNUMXth International Red Crescent Friendship Film Festival, and its Honorary President was Red Crescent President Dr. Kerem Kinik is doing it.