Films


Elene (2016)

HD/Colour/Georgian, Turkish/12 mins.

16-year-old Elene is a Georgian illegal immigrant who works at a tea plantation in Turkey. Feeling threatened by various encounters, she tries to be invisible in this foreign land. But it is not as easy as she thinks.

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Writer and Director: Sezen Kayhan
Producer: Leyla Bekar
Cast: Mariam Buturishvili, Canan Kızılay, Maya Pachuashvili, Alperen Kandemir, Magda Karsidze
Editor: Ayhan Ergürsel
Director of Photography: Yakup Algül
Art Director: Serkan Döğücü
Costume Designer: Racia Döğücü
Sound Recording: Ömür Müldür
Sound Design: Teoman Toktaş
Visual FX : Ma Zhenning
Camera Crew: Orçun Aydoğan,
Gökhan Küçük, Anar Efendiyev
Colorist: Esat Özceylan
Production Assistant: Ortaç Genç
Poster Design: Aykut Aydoğdu
Script Consultant: Cemil Kavukçu
Project Consultant: Zeynep Atakan
Cast consultant: George Ovashvili

Festival  Screenings

  • WINNER: 15. International Environment Film Festival-Second Prize
  • Official Selection: 16.!f Istanbul Independent Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 53. International Antalya Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 17. İzmir International Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 4. International Boğaziçi Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 1. Ankara University Short Film Competition
  • Official Selection: 20. Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 6. International Children’s Rights Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 10. Yıldız Short Film Festival
  • 14.!f Yapımlab Pitching Platform Finalist
  • TR Ministry of Culture and Tourism Short Film Production Grant

Time of the Plums (2012)
Super 16mm/Colour/Turkish/9 mins.

10 year-old Yasemin lives in her own world of fantasy with the notes she feels and the sounds she sees, as she spends a day with her mother and grandfather in the countryside.

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Writer and Director: Sezen Kayhan
Producer: Leyla Bekar
Cast: Yasemin Erten, Ece Uslu, Orhan Karadagli
Co-producers: Nilgün Tezcür, Barbaros Erkmen
Script Consultant: Cemil Kavukçu
Editor: Ayhan Ergürsel
Director of Photography: Erkan Umut
Production Designer: Sezen Kayhan
Art Director: Erhan Akgün
Costume Designer: Ayça Kubat
Music: Attila Özdemiroglu, Patryjusz Baumann
Sound Design: Ömür Müldür
Dolby Operator: Nurkut Ozdemir
Visual FX : Oguz Alta
Focus Puller: Batuhan Arite
Clapper-Loader: Emre Pekçakir
Telecine: Serdar Erçir
Colorist: Haluk Korkut Turaç
Set Photographer: Candan Süsoy
Production Assistant: Mehmet Ali Sündüs
Art work: Daniela Isache
Poster Design: Fazil Burak Evlice

World Sales: Shorts International

Festival Screenings

  • WINNER: Nevada Film Festival-Special Jury Award
  • WINNER: The European Independent Film Festival-E-Inclusion Award
  • WINNER: The Accolade Film, TV, New Media and Videography Awards-Award of Merit
  • WINNER: Turkish Ministry of Culture ‘Cinema of Future’ Script Competition Winner
  • WINNER: Lions International Short Film Competition-Best Cinematography Award
  • WINNER: Manisa Golden Sultana Film Festival Jury Special Prize
  • WINNER: Lucerne International Film Festival-Award of Merit-Switzerland
  • WINNER: International Disability Film Festival-Best Script Award
  • Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: Palm Springs International ShortsFest-US
  • Official Selection: Santa Barbara International Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: Montreal World Film Festival-Canada
  • Official Selection: ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Rhode Island International Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: Sofia International Film Festival-Best Balkan Shorts
  • Official Selection: Ljubljana International Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Salento International Film Festival-Italy
  • Official Selection: Istanbul International Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Datca International Film Festival-Opening Film
  • Official Selection: XIII Festiwal Kina Amatorskiego i Niezalenego KAN-Poland
  • Official Selection: Hong Kong Independent Film&Video Awards-Jury Recommendation
  • Official Selection: Naperville Independent Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: Long Island Film Expo-US
  • Official Selection: Tenerife Internationnal Film Festival-Spain
  • Official Selection: New York City International Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: New Hope Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: WorldKids International Film Festival-India
  • Official Selection: Tiburon International Film Festival-US
  • Official Selection: Sofia Middle East and North Africa Film Festival-Sofia
  • Official Selection: Efebo Corto Film Festival-Italy
  • Official Selection: International Izmir Film Festival-Izmir
  • Official Selection: Nevada Film Festival-Las Vegas/US
  • Official Selection: Pasaggi D’Autore Film Festival-Italy
  • Official Selection: Delond Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Amed Film Festival-Turkey
  • Official Selection: Seen&Heard Film Festival-Sydney/Australia
  • Official Selection: Kisaca International Film Festival-Konya/Turkey
  • Official Selection: Izmir International Film Festival-Izmir/Turkey
  • Official Selection: 5. International Children’s Rights Film Festival-Bursa/Turkey
  • Official Selection: 5.Kristal Klaket Short Film Competition
  • Official Selection: IFSAK Short Film Competition-Finalist
  • Official Selection: Rotary Short Film Festival-Finalist
  • Official Selection: Berlin Turkish Film Week
  • Official Selection: Okan University Short Film Competition-Finalist
  • Official Selection: Rome Turkish Film Festival
  • Official Selection: 17thYouth Film Festival and 5th Four River Festival-Croatia
  • Selection: DVD Collection of ‘Best Turkish Shorts 2011-2012’ prepared for Berlin Int’l Film Festival
  • Selection: Gaziantep Onat Kutlar Film Festival-Turkey
  • Screening: Adana Golden Boll Film Festival
  • Screening: Cannes Film Festival/Short Film Corner-France
  • Screening: Film Bazaar Graz-Austria

ID-RI-MI (2008)
HD/Animation/Colour/English/14 mins.

Short biography of the Alalakh king ID-RI-MI

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Writer and Director: Sezen Kayhan
Producer: Fims Alliance, Enlightenment Art Group, DK Alliance
Animation: Ayhan Sahin
Visual FX: Oguz Alta
Editor: Ugur Karagul
Animation Crew: Gurhan Gurkan, Ugur Karagul, Gultekin Karaoglan
Idrimi’s Voice: Micheal
Cast: Burak Savtur, Daniel Wilken Damm, Magnus Wilken Damm, Marika
Thomas Fredrik Bergmann
Project Consultant: Aslihan Yener, Murat Akar
Poster Design: Selim Susoy

 

 

Festival Screenings

  • Official Selection: TAC International Film and Video Festival-US
  • Official Selection: AGON- International Meeting of Archaeological Film of the Mediterranean Area-Greece
  • Official Selection: UCLA Archaeology Film Festival
  • Selection: Anatolian Civilizations Museum (Regular Screening)-Turkey
  • Selection: Hatay Archaeology Museum Installation (Regular Screening)-Turkey
  • Selection: The Archaeology Channel

Broken Venice (2006)
Experimental/Video/Colour/6 mins

The opposition between the views of the tourists and the artists of Venice…

Project: Sezen Kayhan, Marie Dallmeyer, Christoph Frisch
Supervisors: Lorenzo Cinotti, Gaston Ramirez Feltrin
Production: Venice International University
Islands of Creativity Project Award