A UNIQUE LIFE / NADİDE HAYAT
Director: Çagan Irmak
Director: Ali Bilgin
MEMORIES OF THE WIND / RÜZGARIN HATIRALARI
Director: Özcan Alper
TEAM / MAHALLE AŞKINA
Director: Emre Sahin
TABLES OF ISTANBUL / SOFRA SOFRA İSTANBUL
Director: Zeynep Kilic
ISTANBUL NOTES / İSTANBUL MAKAMI
Director: Yunus Emre Aydin, H. Ozlem Sariyildiz
IVY / SARMAŞIK
Director: Tolga Karaçelik
TARIK AKAN TRIBUTE
Tarik Akan starred in over 100 films and directed documentaries and television series in a career spanning more than
four decades. He was among the country's leading actors in the 1970s and 1980s and earned an Honorable Mention at the
35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for the film "Pehlivan." Akan was imprisoned for 2½ months following
Turkey's 1980 military coup after giving a political speech in Germany. He chronicled his days in prison in a book, "Mother,
I Have Lice." "Yol", which earned the top prize at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, dealt with the coup's aftermath and
was banned in Turkey until 1999.
SEATTLE TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL 2016
We are so glad to receive 300+ submissions! We would like to thank to all applicants.
Our short film committee spent great amount of time to see every submitted film and long and exciting conversations
afterward. We can confess that it was really hard to choose top 10 finalists. After all, it was a great pleasure to us.
The winner film is "The Obsolete One" this year. Hakan Hücum, the director of the winner film will be flown to and
hosted in Seattle during the festival as our guest.
These 10 films will be screened in short films session during the festival that will take place on 4-20 November. Also,
expect more surprises about short films at the festival!
Congratulations to the directors, actors and actresses and anyone who gave effort to make it happen these top 10 films
that are listed below! Thank you for the participation of all directors who are submitted their films to the competition.
STFF Shorts 2016 proudly announces the top 10 finalist films!
STFF Shorts 2016
The Winner Film
THE OBSOLETE ONE / BÜST
Director: Hakan Hücüm
Stars: Salih Usta, Bertan Dirikoğlu, Fatoş Özyer
Genre: Fiction, Comedy
A brand new bust (is M.K. Ataturks who is the founder of the republic of Turkey) is brought to a small village. State
officials who brought it forget to take back the obsolete one. The only teacher at the village school, Seref, assigns
the duty of protecting the old one to the janitor Izzet. This burden will lead Izzets life to an impasse.
If walls could talk... Bored with her own domestic routine in Southern Germany, a middle-aged Turkish housewife digs a
secret tunnel into the house next-door.
2nd Runner Up
SOUTH POLE / GÜNEY KUTBU
Director: Emin Akpinar
Stars: Tülay Bekret, Ayberk Attila, Özkan Ayalp
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Muhsin a retired, simple man. Lives in an old house with his wife. One day, when he watches the news on television; he
sees his own mugshot. The reporter claims that Muhsin is the head of a terrorist group, and he is going to be killed
during the protests that day
Finalist Films (sorted by director's name)
GUEST / MİSAFİR
Director: Ahmet Bikiç
The aim of this documentary is to reflect the lives of Syrian refugees and the camps in which they have been living in
for approximately in since the civil war in Syria began. This document of those who have fled their homes and what they
hope for when the war ends.
PENANCE / KEFARET
Director: Ali Kışlar
Stars: Hüseyin Özay, Semra Dinçer, Mehmet Küçük
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Celal and his family lost their father. This unexpected lost brings all the family together. In the funeral process,
they realise that the grave is full of water. During that time, a nice lady in her 60s, whom they dont know, points to
a near grave. And that grave is dry. Celal makes his way to graveyard watchman with the old lady to negotiate about the
SOUND'S OF ISTANBUL / İSTANBUL'UN SESİ
Director: Gökhan Öcal
Today, Mehmet Tamdeger continues the legacy of his master Mikael Zilcan. Although he lost his one eye at the age of 11
only, through his perseverance to work, now produces the cymbals for many renowded drummers. He introduced the Turkish
cymbals to the world and created a well-known brand. At the present time, unique handmade pieces of Istanbul cymbals are
still produced with traditional methods.
THE BARN / AHIR
Director: Hazal Kara
Screenplay: Sezin Ertek, Hazal Kara
Stars: Hüseyin Yırtık
The journey originally stemming from an old crippled guy looking for his missing sheep, turns into one that carries him
through the traumatic days of serving for the nation in Southeast Turkey. The old man is no longer a shepherd, but a
young warier from his days of service.
Mustafa and Baran are two brothers living at the border of Syria. Mustafa who was scared a lot of war planes learned
that planes killed people and his fear was replaced with anger. When one day he took his older brothers word When
kites fly too high, they will hang to planes. serious, an idea comes to his mind.
TO THE SEA / DENİZE
Director: Ufuk Çavuş
Screenplay: Ufuk Çavuş
Stars: Hakan Karsak, Nilay Erdönmez, Gökhan Onuş, Serdar Bordanacı, Aysan Sümercan, Sedat Kalkavan
Genre: Fiction, Drama
A long bedridden disease of Yunus led to the flourishing of new feelings between his wife Emine and his brother Adem.
They are about to make a decision in the middle of a journey that they take Yunus to be get cured.
In 1990s, approximately 17 thousand unidentified murders were committed in Turkey. The perpetrators of these murders
were organizations called "JITEM" and counterinsurgency, whose existence was proven, but who were not recognized by the
state. The murderers were driving "Renault 12" also named Renault Toros in Turkey, which became a symbol for
unidentified murders. The film compares the production purposes of the vehicle in France and its uses in Turkey.
Selim Sirri Kuru
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department at the University of Washington, - Associate Professor
He is currently the chair of this department and the director of Persian and Iranian Studies and Ottoman and Turkish
Studies Programs. He got his Ph.D. degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization from Harvard University in 2000.He
is the director of the Turkish Studies Program at the UW and actively involved in the Graduate School Interdisciplinary
Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. Kuru is among the founders of the Ottoman Studies Foundation and run
the Intensive Ottoman and Turkish Summer Program in Cunda, Ayvalık, Turkey, where he has been teaching Ottoman Turkish
paleography. Dr. Kuru′s work focuses on Ottoman 14th-16th centuries Anatolian literary history, genres with respect to
the topic of love and its place in the elite Ottoman society. His recent publications include a chapter in Cambridge
History of Turkey, Vol. 2 on Anatolian Turkish Literature during the period 1453-1600 and another chapter on
homoeroticism in Anatolian elite literary traditions which is published in Italian.
ARCS (American Romanian Cultural Society)
Dana Cozmei is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft with many years of experience in complex project management,
software development and testing. In her free time, she is promoting Romanian traditions within Romanian community, and
sharing those values with American friends, through ARCS (American Romanian Cultural Society). A native of Romania, Dana
brings to ARCS her firsthand knowledge of the contemporary art scene and living cultures of her birthplace, and not only.
SIFF Iranian Film Initiative
Senior Executive, Quality Architect, and Leader with over 30 years of experience building and inspiring teams that
delight customers with innovative solutions spanning many emerging and existing technologies in US and International
market. After receiving his Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas Michael started his
career at Texas Instrument where he led various teams in designing and delivering ASIC chip set used in Military
applications, later on Michael took the leadership in delivering advanced processors used in SPARC stations. Michael
joined Microsoft in 1997 where he held many leadership positions including managing Microsoft Office International
quality development for more than 9 years. He then joined Microsoft Windows Division where he managed quality teams
delivering Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 along with many other deliverables such as Surface and IOT
line of products. His last three years at Microsoft Michael worked as Partner Quality Manager and Architect in Windows
Analog Division where he played a major role in developing HoloLens. Michael is a serial entrepreneur with proven track
record in disruptive technologies. Hes passionate about learning new technologies and consider himself life-long
student, researcher, challenging the unknown, and explorer. After 19 year Michael recently left Microsoft to pursuer
future challenges in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality world. He is currently involved in training, consulting,
developing, and innovation in Mixed Reality technologies in many industries such as Construction, Medical, Automotive,
manufacturing, and e-commerce.
Seattle Türk Film Festivali 2016 Kısa Film Yarışması Başvuruları Başladı.
Kasım ayında bu sene dördüncüsü düzenlenecek olan Seattle Türk Film Festivali (STFF)
bünyesinde gerçekleştirilen kısa film yarışması başvuru süreci başladı.
SEATTLE, WA - A.B.D.nin Seattle kentinde her sene düzenlenmekte olan Seattle
Türk Film Festivali (STFF) bu sene de Kasım ayında izleyiciyle buluşacak.
Son üç seneden bu yana yapılmakta olan ve finalistleri festival kapsamında
gösterilen kısa film yarışması başvurulara açıldı. Son başvuru tarihi 31 Temmuz
Seattle sinema camiasının önde gelen isimlerinden oluşacak yarışma jürisi finale
kalan filmlerin arasından kazananları belirleyecek. Yarışma birincisi ise ulaşım
ve konaklama masrafları STFF tarafından karşılanmak üzere 4-7 Kasım tarihleri
arasında Seattleda misafir edilecek.
Başvuru formu ve şartları hakkında daha fazla bilgi için www.stff.org adresini