Fourth Short Film Competition

Fourth Short Film Competition

The winners of the Short Film Competition, organized for the fourth time this year with the slogan of "Short Film Long Impact" by Sabancı Foundation, have been announced. The award ceremony of the competition, organized with the theme of “Digital Loneliness”, was hosted by Sabancı Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı and Sabancı Foundation General Manager Nevgül Bilsel Safkan.

In the competition, which received a record number of applications with 490 films this year, 13 films made it to the finals. Those entitled to receive an award were determined by the evaluation of the jury consisting of director-screenwriter Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, actress Hazar Ergüçlü, world-renowned Palestinian contemporary director Najwa Najjar, famous producer and actress Labina Mitevska from Macedonia and Venice Film Festival programmer Teresa Cavina from Italy.

The 1st Prize goes to Efe Can Yıldız for his film "Parti"

Sabancı Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees Güler Sabancı presented first prize to Efe Can Yıldız with the film named "Parti” (Party). Ayşenur Erdoğan Gökçe received second prize from Sabancı Foundation General Manager Nevgül Bilsel Safkan with the film named “Nasıl Bilirdiniz?” (How Do You Remember Them?) and Veysel Aslan received third prize from Opinion leader Ludovic Bource with the film named “Dijital Pizza” (Digital Pizza). Cüneyt Işık, the director of the movie "Girdap” (Vortex), which was deemed worthy of an honorable mention, received his award from Art Director Zeynep Atakan.

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