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Award winning short films at the International Izmir Short Film Festival 2017

2017 best short film heyvan animalThe 18th International Izmir Short Film Festival was held in Turkey’s Aegean city of Izmir between 7 and 12 November 2017. The festival announced its award winners on Saturday, November 11 at Historical Havagazi Cultural Center.

The winning films were selected from 4 categories from international and national finalists by the Festival's jury members. This year, the festival received a record-breaking number of submissions from over 42 countries, including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films.

WINNERS – INTERNATIONAL FICTION

The international jury this year included president András Muhi, Alev Fatos Parsa, Sali Saliji – Sallini and Murat Tolga Sen.

•             Winner of the Golden Cat Award – Best Film

Animal. Director Bahram Ark, Bahman Ark (15min, Iran)

•             Second Runner Up for The Golden Cat Award is:

Limbo. Director Konstantina Kotzamani (29min, France)

•             Third Runner Up for The Golden Cat Award is:

8 Minutes. Director Giorgi Gogichaishvili, Davit Abramishvili (13min, Georgia)

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WINNERS – NATIONAL FICTION

The international jury this year included president Handan Ipekci, Harika Uygur, Ali Dusenkalkar, Deniz Cakir, Aytekin Cakmakci, Aziz Imamoglu.

•             Winner of the Golden Cat Award – Best Film

Toprak. Director Onur Yağız (11min)

•             Second Runner Up for The Golden Cat Award is:

The Trap / Kapan. Director Korhan Günay (8min)

•             Third Runner Up for The Golden Cat Award is:

Story of a Job Interview / Bir İş Görüşmesi. Director Alkım Özmen (15min)

•             Winner of the Golden Cat Award for the Best Documentary

Away From Her / Uzaktaki Kadın. Director Özgür Demirci (14min)

•             Winner of the Golden Cat Award for the Best Animation

The Valley / Vadi. Director Can Erkan, Salih Toprak (10min)

•             Winner of the Golden Cat Award for the Best Experimental

Fifty Six / Elli Altı. Director Dilara Şahin (8min)

The festival also awarded the following;

•             National fiction Best Editing

Toprak / Toprak, Director Onur Yağız (11min)

•             National fiction Best Cinematography

Beyoglu Cinema / Beyoğlu Sineması, Director Ömer Ferhat Özmen (15min)

•             National fiction New Comer

Orhan Öztokat for his role in Prettiest of All Possible Lives / Mümkün Hayatların En Güzeli, Director Derin Biricik (17min)

and

Miray Sahin for her role in Wire / Tel, Director Berkay Hasbay (15min)

•             National fiction Migros Youth Award – Voted by university students

Learning How to Swim / Yüzme Öğreniyorum, Director Serpil Altın (12min)





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