SHORT FILMS

All films have English subtitles except where stated.

PROGRAMME 1 (Cert. 15)
Sat 4 Dec 1.30TEES LOGO

TEES 'ANOTHER WORLD' SHORT FILM COMPETITION

This year's festival sees the introduction of a short film competition for young filmmakers. Organised by the Rio Cinema and Balik Arts, the theme of the competition is 'Another World'. For the organisers, the theme means looking for social and individual alternatives. Films could be in any format and no longer than 20 minutes. There will be a single prize of £1,500 donated by TEES for the best fiction film. The jury will consist of young people aged 16-24 who participated in the Balik Arts Turkish Film Festival Audience Development project during recent weeks. The winner will be announced at the start of the Closing Gala on Sun 12 Dec and the winning film will be shown before UNDER CONSTRUCTION. All the films are in English or have English subtitles except where stated.


GARDEN OF REST (Dinlenme Bahçesi)GARDEN OF REST (Dinlenme Bahçesi)

Denmark 2003 / DV / Drama / 10m
Director: Mehmet Özçelik

Tom loses those he loves because of his desire. But his desire fades at the light of day. Only the love he lost will be his forever.


RUNNING (Düz Kosu)RUNNING (Düz Kosu)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 13m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Gülden Çakir

Gaben is a Nigerian footballer who wanted to go to Europe but is stuck in Istanbul.


BROTHERS (Kardesler)BROTHERS (Kardesler)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 7m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Deniz Buga

BROTHERS listens in on the bed talk of a couple and plays with the idea of lovers becoming brothers.


THE VISIT (Ziyaret)THE VISIT (Ziyaret)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Drama / 19m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Didem Erayda

A young woman describes a dream to her therapist as if it had really happened and she is afraid of mixing up the dream and the reality.


ABSOLUTE TRUTH (Mutlak Dogru)ABSOLUTE TRUTH (Mutlak Dogru)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Animation / 2m
Director: Denizcan Yüzgül

The conflict of a student who defends his own truth against his teachers absolute truth


HORSERADISH (Bayirturbu)HORSERADISH (Bayirturbu)

UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 11m
English with Turkish subtitles
Director: Evrim Sanal

The Sandwich man is stuck delivering the same sandwiches to the same customers in the same offices.


A DAY OF LIFE (Roje kî Jiyan)A DAY OF LIFE (Roje kî Jiyan)

UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 7m
Director: London Kurdish Film Festival Short Film Making Workshop group

Ali and Angel meet at an east London bus stop. After a short and strange conversation, neither of them anticipates the tragic end that will befall one of them.


OKEYOKEY

UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 10m
Director: Kerusha Pillar

A south London gang try to capture a place where young Turkish speaking girls play the popular Turkish game 'Okey'.


INAIINAI

Turkey 2004 / DV / Drama / 10m
Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Seda Soysal, Nilay Ariöz

A young dancer tries to escape from 'Shyness', 'Embarrassment', 'Pressure', and 'Repetition' by blending into her environment. In the end she finds the best way.
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ALPHABETIC DREAMS (Alfabetik Düsler)ALPHABETIC DREAMS (Alfabetik Düsler)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 20m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Tan Tolga Demirci

A short circuit between those who teach the alphabet and those who are taught.


BOTH SIDES OF THE CITY WALLS (Surlarin Iki Yakasi)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 20m
Kurdish with Turkish subtitles
Directors: students of Diyarbakir Cinema Workshop

Hasan graduates from high school with only one option for his future - to work with his father in his packsaddle workshop.


EXHAUSTION (Tükenis)EXHAUSTION (Tükenis)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Drama /13m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Ümit Aygül

Three stories about exhaustion from different parts of society with a shared destiny.


THE LITTLE LAKE (Küçük Göl)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Experimental / 4m
Director: Ethem Özgüven

The Mediterranean: my home town Antalya, Russians, jet ski, my destroyed childhood, civilisation and barbarian situations.


BEGGAR FATHER (Dilenci Baba)BEGGAR FATHER (Dilenci Baba)
Turkey 2004 / DV / Drama / 20m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Metin Sak
200 hundred years ago, in Bursa, Dilenci Baba (Beggar Father) tells people where the lost earrings and neklaces are, while begging in front of the Women's Baths.


SEE / SAW (Bir Varmis Bir Yokmus)SEE / SAW (Bir Varmis Bir Yokmus)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Experimental / 2 x 1 min
Turkish with English subtitles
Directors: Esin Büyükyildirim & Osman Ozan Özbanazi

Two points of view, two ways of living an affair, consequently two video films by each side. Seen individually they tell their own stories but when seen together they form the whole.


GARDEN OF RESTGOOD BYE (Güle güle)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Drama / 13m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Güçlü Öztekin ve Günes Terkol

An unpopulated city where cars are lying about, a playing moon, a town, a dog, a dancing soldier, a baby coming down from the sky, primitive human figures sculpted on the beach, sunset.


PROGRAMME 2 (Cert. 15)
Sat 11 Dec 1.15


TO GET TO THE MOON (Güzel Günler Görecegiz)TO GET TO THE MOON (Güzel Günler Görecegiz)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Documentary / 20m
English and Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Metin Yegin

A documentary about the similarities of the miners' lives in Zonguldak, Turkey and in Wales, Britain.

Zonguldak ve Galler'deki maden isçilerinin yasamlarinin benzerliklerine dair bir belgesel.


MIRAGE ON WATER (Suda Hayal)MIRAGE ON WATER (Suda Hayal)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 12m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Hülya Önal

A drama about honour killing in rural Turkey.


APARTMENT (Apartman)APARTMENT (Apartman)

Turkey 2003 / 35mm / Drama / 24m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Seyfi Teoman

A young woman moves to her new apartment, where one of her new neighbours, a young man living alone, gets interested in her.


PEHLIVAN GURESH (Pehlivan Güresi)PEHLIVAN GURESH (Pehlivan Güresi)

UK 2004 / DV / Experimental / 9m
Director: Idil Karakas

A day at a traditional Turkish oil wrestling competition.


A REQUIEM (Agit)A REQUIEM (Agit)

UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 9m
Director: N. Sine Özsoy

A short film about loss and betrayal.
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HOPE TO SEE YOU LALE (Görüsecegiz Lale)HOPE TO SEE YOU LALE (Görüsecegiz Lale)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Documentary / 16m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Dilek Çolak

During the campaign against solitary confinement in prisons, over 100 people lost their lives. This is a personal film from a film maker who lost his own sister in the struggle.


11 SEPTEMBER (11 Eylül)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Animation / 2m
Director: Denizcan Yüzgül

"Feed the crow then it carves your eyes." But that doesn't mean that you have the right to kill people in the name of liberty.


THE WHEEL (Çark)THE WHEEL (Çark)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Animation / 1m
Director: Denizcan Yüzgül

Society is a chain. An arm stretches out to break the chain.


BLACK BOX (Kara Kutu)BLACK BOX (Kara Kutu)

Turkey 2004 / DV / Animation / 2m
Director: Denizcan Yüzgül

We are laughing at what we see on the screen while doomsday is taking place outside the door.


STATE OF THE WORLD (Dünya Hali)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Drama / 5m
Director: Mehmet Tekirdag
Turkish with no subtitles

A blind couple watch a Turkish film on television. The woman is affected by the film and starts crying.


BURHAN ÖCAL & TRAKYA ALL STARS MUSICAL HOMECOMING (Burhan Öcal ve Trakya Yildizlari ile Müzikal Eve Dönüs)BURHAN ÖCAL & TRAKYA ALL STARS MUSICAL HOMECOMING (Burhan Öcal ve Trakya Yildizlari ile Müzikal Eve Dönüs)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Documentary / 35m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Nedim Hazar

Burhan Öcal and his band search for the roots of the Romany music which forms the basis of their repertoire.


PROGRAMME 3 (Cert. 15)
Sat 12 Dec 1.00


STAGE LIGHTS (Sahne Isiklari)

Turkey 2003 / Betacam / Documentary / 28m
Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Ismail Sancak

A documentary about the famous actor Isik Yenersu


PULL PULL (Çek çek)PULL PULL (Çek çek)

Turkey 2003 / DV / Documentary / 20m
Kurdish with Turkish subtitles
Directors: students of Diyarbakir Cinema Workshop

The life, dreams, and hopes of a cart hauler in Diyarbakir.


SUMMER ART SCHOOL (Yaz Sanat Okulu)

UK 2004 / DV / Documentary / 10m
English
Directors: Alex Heim & Eser Erzurum

A record of the 2004 Arts Summer School for Turkish Speaking Young People at London Metropolitan University.
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BALIK ARTS FILMS

SCREEN US (Görüntüle Bizi)
Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Documentary / 7m
Director: Group work

Various workshops are set up to help students to express themselves in front of the camera.


GAME (Oyun)GAME (Oyun)

Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 6m
Director: Group work

Is the playground safe enough for the children who are trying to have just a bit of fun?


MIGRATION (Göç)MIGRATION (Göç)

Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Drama / 11m
Director: Group work

Moving to a new country brings new problems.


FAR AWAY FROM HOME (Evden Uzakta)FAR AWAY FROM HOME (Evden Uzakta)

Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Drama /9m
Director: Group work

An au pair finds it difficult to cope with life in London.


BACK STREETS (Arka Sokaklar)BACK STREETS (Arka Sokaklar)

Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Documentary / 13m
Director: Group work

Youth gangs are the subject of this documentary which intercuts with drama parts.


KIRO MATRIXKIRO MATRIX

Turkish with English subtitles
UK 2004 / DV / Drama /12m
Director: Group work

A group of refugees escape from a refugee camp into the unknown. Who is chasing them?

12th London Turkish
Film Festival

10-16 October 2003

introduction
diary
feature films
fatih akin tribute
documentaries
short films
panel discussion
exhibition
information
acknowledgements
sponsors