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Including prominent names, the film festival starts to receive applications

Applications for Tayf International Short Film Festival have started. Organized by Istanbul Gelisim University Faculty of Fine Arts, the festival aims to increase the visibility of short films, which are the building blocks of cinema, by encouraging short film creators. The festival's jury includes prominent filmmakers and actors such as Derviş Zaim, Ercan Kesal, Bade İşil and Yüksel Aksu.

Including prominent names, the film festival starts to receive applications

Applications for Tayf International Short Film Festival, which is open to all international and national participants, have started. Organized by Istanbul Gelisim University Faculty of Fine Arts, a total of twelve awards in four different categories will be given, and a film determined by the jury will be awarded the "Digital Film Academy Special Award".

The award ceremony of the festival, which will be screened between February 24 and February 26, 2022, will be hosted by Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus on Sunday, February 27, 2022.

“THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF INCOME”

Making statements about the festival, TÜRSAK President Cemal Okan says, “Short film is the story of a feature-length film” and continues, “The biggest advantage of the short film is that it has low cost and no income expectations, and the biggest challenge is that it is expected to tell the most in the shortest time. The short film is the beginning of the road to success in cinema that should never end.”

“THE FESTIVAL IS FIRST OF ITS KIND”

TAYF International Short Film Festival Jury President Cemal Okan emphasizes that there is no other festival in Turkey that aims to give 13 serious awards in its first year, and says, "In this sense, the festival will be an event that embodies firsts and is an 'not to be missed' opportunity for short film creators."

“WORKSHOPS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM”

Giving information about the details of the festival, Festival President Prof. Dr. S. Güzin Ilıcak Aydınalp says, “Acting workshop, directing workshop, script writing workshop etc. will be included in the festival program. The aim of the festival is to contribute to the professional development of young directors and cinema students, to move short film projects from the national level to the international level and to lay the groundwork for the meeting of creative works with the audience.”

Stating that the short film is the building block of cinema, Festival Director Assoc. Prof. Nagihan Bikic says, “Therefore, the hierarchical relationship between the short and the long films is an illusion. "We don't value movies because of their duration, budget or distribution, we value movies because they pull us towards a magical reality, because they open the doors to other worlds and introduce us to new perspectives.”

The names of the festival jury are as follows:
Derviş Zaim – Director
Bade Iscil – Actress
Yuksel Aksu – Director
Ercan Kesal – Actor
Gizem Pamukçu – Art Critic/Lecturer
Menderes Samancılar – Actress
Füsun Korkmaz – State Support Investment Specialist
Yurdaer Okur – Actress
Zekeriya Kurtuluş – Cinematographer

The names in the festival team are:
Prof. Dr. Şükran Güzin Ilıcak Aydınalp – Festival President
Assoc. Dr. Nagihan Çakar Bikic – Festival Director
Festival Coordinator - Lect. – Director Ahmet Bikic
Asst. Prof. Emre Doğan – Festival Coordinator
Saygı Ünlü – Festival Media and Communication Coordinator

Edited date: 29.11.2021
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