Seattle Turkish Film Festival Shorts 2021 Program [In-Person Only]
Sun Dec 05: 12.00pm PDT
$13 General Admission
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The 8th edition of our most eagerly anticipated event, STFF Shorts Program Festival Selection, will showcase 10 short films by contemporary filmmakers.
Short film program:
(Ali Cabbar, Turkey, 2020, in Turkish with English subtitles)
Serhad works with a man who illegally makes Black people sell watches and falls in love with a Black woman who has come to the country illegally.
(Cagil Bocut, Turkey, 2020, in Turkish with English subtitles)
A modern Turkish family is expecting an exchange student from France to accompany their shy 10-year-old daughter for the summer. Not only will she practice French, but also finally have a friend. When the expected visitor arrives, the family is surprised that the boys name is Hafid and frustrated that he is not French enough.
(Emre Sert & Gozde Yetiskin, Turkey, 2020, in Turkish with English subtitles)
Gamze wants to marry her boyfriend, Emrah, but her father doesnt consent to their marriage because Emrah is Alawite. When Gamze invites Emrah to dinner to present him to her father, he refuses to let him into the house. Tensions rise when her fathers manager and his wife unexpectedly knock on the door, aiming to help Gamze to persuade her father.
Same Night Different Blue
(Nuri Cihan Ozdogan, Turkey, 2021, in Turkish with English subtitles)
In present-day Turkey, an old antiquarian owns a stamp from a letter sent by Adolf Hitler to Turkey during World War II. Kadir, an ex-accomplice of Yagmur who has sworn off stealing, is after the stamp, which is worth millions. He just has to persuade Yagmur to carry through with his plan.
(Okan Akgun, Turkey, 2021, in Turkish with English subtitles)
Rfat lives with his mother and keeps to his routine. He works as a lost and found clerk and station announcer in a metro station in stanbul. When Filiz comes to Rfats room to retrieve her lost phone, she forgets a poetry book in the room this time. After their meeting, Rfat begins to look on the bright side of his life.
Everything As It Should Be
(Onat Esenman, Turkey, 2019, in Turkish with English subtitles)
The life of Saffet, an upper middle class man in his 40s, changes significantly when he sees Rüya for the first time in the apartment corridor, the underage, beautiful, and edgy daughter of his neighbor.
(Sami Morhayim, Turkey, 2021, in Turkish with English subtitles)
A Turkish-Jewish family faces a series of dilemmas on the morning of Susams Bar-mitzvah ceremony with the limitations of Shabbat day rules when Susam locks himself in his room and refuses to come out for his ceremony.
(Scott Aharoni & Dennis Latos, US, 2021, in Turkish with English subtitles)
In present day Queens, New York, a Turkish gravedigger is unable to face a shattering truth, and risks losing the dearest connection left in his life. As New York City deals with the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yusuf, a 45-year-old immigrant, struggles to make ends meet and care for Renk, his eleven-year-old daughter.
(Serhat Karaaslan, Turkey, 2020, in Turkish with English subtitles)
Nazli and Emre are a young, modern couple who love each other and seek pleasure. Sexuality is not a taboo for them. They freely and joyfully desire and enjoy each other. Their only obstacle is others.
The Great Istanbul Depression
(Zeynep Dilan Suren, Turkey & Japan, 2020, in Turkish with English subtitles)
Though it has been a while since they graduated from university, Didem and Ayse arent able to find a job. This transitional moment of stepping into adulthood and the need to make money stretches and lingers for them, each day not much different from the one before.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter.
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