Turkish Beat and Bermuda Shorts

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In September Istanbul Modern Cinema presents two different programs abroad

In September Istanbul Modern Cinema will be visiting Mannheim and Amsterdam with two different programs. Curated by Muge Turan, head of Istanbul Modern Cinema, the program Turkish Beat includes feature-length films, short films, and video art and will be held in Amsterdam in collaboration with the EYE Film Institute within the scope of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. As for the Bermuda Shorts International Short Film Festival, organized by the Mannheim Metropolitan Municipality with the participation of its sister cities, three short films will represent Turkey under the heading Bermuda Shorts selected by Istanbul Modern in collaboration with the Beyoglu Municipality.

Directed by Seyfi Teoman, Our Grand Despair won the award for Best Film and the Film Critics╒ Prize at the 16th Nuremberg Turkish-German Film Festival, and the Special Prize of the Jury at the 30th Istanbul Film Festival. Summer Book won the award for Best Film at the 16th Art Film International Film Festival, the award for Best Film in the 27th Istanbul Film Festival National Competition, the prize for Best Film in the FIPRESCI National Competition awarded in memory of Onat Kutlar, the Special Jury Prize at the 54th Taomina Film Festival, the Gorki List Tolerance Award at the 11th Palic Film Festival, and the Bronze Zenith in the First Feature Films Competition at the Montreal World Film Festival. Beyond the Hill, which was produced by Seyfi Teoman, won the FIPRESCI Prize and the awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the 18th Sarajevo Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Taipei Film Festival, the NETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and the Caligari Film Prize and a Best First Feature Special Mention at the 62nd Berlin Film Festival.

Also to be screened in the Turkish Beat program are: Voice of my Father directed by Orhan EskikÜy and Zeynel Do?an which won the Award for Best Screenplay at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival; Can by Ra?it éelikezer which won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Behlƒl Dal Jury╒s Special Award at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival; What Remains directed by éi?dem Vitrinel which won the awards for Best Director and Best Actress at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, and the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the 12th International Izmir Film Festival; Do not Forget Me Istanbul directed by Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijevi?, Aida Begi?, Eric Nazarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi and Josefina Markarian, selected Best Film at the 18th Rabat Film Festival; The Body directed by Mustafa Karada? which won the awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Promising Newcomer (male) at the 18th International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival; and Press by Sedat Y⌡lmaz which won the 2010 Antalya Behlƒl Dal Jury╒s Special Award, the 2011 Ankara Most Promising New Actor, Most Promising New Director, and Onat Kutlar Best Script Awards, and the 44th SIYAD Turkish Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Award.

Stateless- 10 Short Films

Among the ten films to be screened under the heading Stateless are The Last Amazon by Elif Demo?lu, The Milky Way by Asl⌡ Toy, Garotte by Deniz Tarsus, The Monster Toros by F⌡rat Yavuz, I╒ve Come and I am Gone by Metin Akdemir, Master Plan by Tolga H. Yƒcel, The City that Loves Flags by Levent éetin, Ali Ata Bak (A.B.C.) by Orhan ?nce, 1982 by Y⌡ld⌡ray Y⌡ld⌡r⌡m, and Tetrist by Mesrure Melis Bilgin.

The Headless Women video selection

Also part of the program is a video selection, with Istanbul Modern curator éelenk Bafra as consultant; the video selection, entitled The Headless Women, consists of works by recent contemporary women artists. The following videos will be screened in the selection: The Petty Travel Show For A Dear Audience by Asl⌡ éavu?o?lu, In Three by Camila Rocha, Ibretnuma (Exemplary) by Canan, Undressing by Nilbar Gƒre?, Parrots Can╒t Talk by ?nci Furni, We Are All In The Same Boat by Bengƒ Karaduman, Art or Simit by ?rem Tok, Granny by àzlem Sulak, and Memory Museum by I?⌡l E?rikavuk.

Bermuda Shorts selection of short films in Mannheim

The selection of short films will be screened between September 20-23 at the Bermuda Shorts International Short Film Festival in Mannheim and will feature I╒ve Come and I am Gone by Metin Akdemir, Love is Blind by Ertu? Tƒfekìio?lu, and Tetrist by Mesrure Melis Bilgin. All three directors will be guests at the festival.