Posted on March 18, 2011


Akbank 7th Short Film Festival, held between 7-17 March, sustained its purpose of providing a festival that movie lovers could follow with delight, with wide national and international participation, new events, workshops, and interview sessions.

The results of the Akbank 7th Short Film Festival are out. The Best Fiction Film Award, from among 286 films applying as contestants, was awarded to Guclu Yaman’s “Journey of No Return” film. The Best Documentary Award was shared among Aykut Alp Ersoy’s “Urbanbugs” and Aysim Turkmen’s “Selahattin’s Istanbul” documentaries. Meanwhile Ilker Catak and Johannes Duncker’s “When Namibia Was A City” movie was granted an honourable mention award. Aykut Alp Ersoy, who received the Best Documentary Award with “Urbanbugs”, was also awarded the Special Audience Award, given for the first time this year.

The members of the jury, who determined the Best Fiction Film of the festival, consisted of Ebru Ceylan, photographic artist and director; Lale Mansur, actress; Seyfi Teoman, director; Prof. Dr. Hasan Bulent Kahraman, Vice President of Kadir Has University; and Derya Bigali, Akbank Art Director.

The jury members, who determined the Best Documentary of the Akbank 7th Short Film Festival, were Pelin Esmer, director; Mehmet Eryilmaz, director; Vedat Atasoy, Iz TV co-founder, producer and director; Selim Evci, director; and Derya Bigali, Akbank Art Director.

Some shots from the ceremony 🙂 Place: The Seed – SSM

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