2017 Short Film Competition Awards Ceremony
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Awards were presented to winners of the Short Film Competition initiated by Sabancı Foundation under the name “Short Film Long Impact”. Sabancı Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı and Sabancı Foundation General Manager Zerrin Koyunsağan hosted the award ceremony of the Short Film Competition, which aims to address social issues through art and to raise awareness about social issues by making use of the creative perspective of the cinema.

 

The jury comprising of Emin Alper, Tuba Büyüküstün, Ebru Ceylan, Stefan Arsenijevic and Guy Seligmann selected those qualifying for an award among the 15 films that made it beyond the preliminary assessment out of 126 films submitted to the competition themed “Refugee Women”

 

The 1st Prize Awarded to Mustafa Koray Polat for his film “Duvar” (The Wall)

Sabancı Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı presented First Prize to Mustafa Koray Polat for his film “Duvar” (The Wall) and Sabancı Foundation General Manager Zerrin Koyunsağan presented Second Prize to Ramazan Kılıç for his film “Penaber” while Reza Deghati, the world-famous photographer who created this year’s message, presented Third Prize to Ali Rıza Erdemir for his film “Sınır” (The Border).

 

Melih Can Dürser and Beyza Kaya, the directors of the film titled “Bir Hayatlık Göz” that won the Jury’s Special Award, were presented with their award by the art director of the competition Zeynep Atakan.

 

Theme for next term’s competition is “Child Labor”

Announcing the theme of next year’s competition after the awards were granted, Sabancı stated: “While determining the theme of the next year, we wanted to touch a sore spot, a social problem, that is not only a problem in our country but also across the world. The theme of the next competition is ‘child labor’.”

 

For the catalog of Short Film Competition please click here.

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