İzmir Short Film Festival finalists announced

Izmir Short Film Festival is getting ready to meet with the cinema lovers of Izmir for the 22nd time this year.

The festival will bring hundreds of movies together with moviegoers free of charge between November 22-88. At the festival, where 4,500 films from 120 countries applied, the films that will compete for the Golden Cat Awards in national and international categories of animation, documentary, experimental and fiction have been announced.

This year, the screenings will be held at the French Cultural Center, Karaca Cinema, Tarık Akan Youth Center and the festival’s online platform. İzmir Short Film Festival program and jury members will be announced in the coming days.

National Fiction Category Finalist Films

Criminals / Serhat Karaaslan

Sonata of a Mother / Fehmi Öztürk

Sesame / Sami Morhayim

Flag / Pinar Goktas

Stiletto / Can Merdan Dogan

Brigitte Bardot / Cagil Bocut

High Altitude or the Strangeness of Things / Emir Külal Reservoir

Plastic Dream / Merve Bozcu

You Don’t Have To Fear Me / Recep Bozgöz

Banquet / Fırat Ozerler

The Dark Blue of the Same Night / Nuri Cihan Özdogan

Kök / Selin Mincinozlu

International Fiction Category Finalist Films

Squish / Xavier Seron  (Belçika)

All The Time / Shadi Karamroudi  (İran)

Marko / Marko Šantic (Croatia)

Madagascar / Marina Klauser (Switzerland)

The Longest Dream That I Remember / Carlos Lenin (Meksika)

We Are Not Dead Yet / Joanne Rakotoarisoa (France)

Man Or Tree / Varun Raman, Tom Hancock (UK)

Seeds of Love / Behnam Taheri, Gideon Beresford (UK)

Vs. Bromance / Jaroslav Moravec (English)

Sidereal / Carlos Segundo (Fransa)

In The Soil / Casper Rudolf Emil Kjeldsen (Denmark)

Voices / Tommaso Ferrara (İtalya)

First Last Summer / Nastazja Gonera (Polonya)

Animation Finalists

Scream for Ice / Emir Aytemur

Be Yourself / Gul Yildirim

Fish Out of Water / F. Nur Özkaya

Lena’s Seedling Tree / Simay Caliskan

How did the pandas become extinct? / Halim Yentur

Documentary Finalists

Spirits and Rocks – An Azores Legend / Aylin Gökmen

A Year in Exile / Master Malaz

Seval / Ahmet Keçili

Bulak / Evolution Pearl

Ictima / Nuray Kayacan Sünbül

Abélla’s Journey / Enis Manaz

Home / Mahmut Akay

Experimental Finalists

Dissonance / Ramin Matin

Big Clock Small Clock / Ecem Arslanay

We Live In A Cage Anyways / Ömer Akdağ

Ceremony / Önder Şengül

Crowd / Recep Akar

Source: Cumhuriyet Gazetesi – Güncel by www.cumhuriyet.com.tr.

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