BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition

Short Films - 1

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Esma and Serpil are two young girls living in a village of Bingöl, a province in Eastern Anatolia. From a book the two learn that there are children in Africa who are starving. So they leave on an adventure to save those children and tell them about the Gold Mountain.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Outstanding Award: Meihodo Int. Youth Visual Media Festival, Japan (2021)

Best Director of Photography: DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival, Ukraine (2021)

Special Jury Prize: Arctic Open Film Festival, Russia (2021)

Gold Remi Award: WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, USA (2021)

Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Film: San Diego International Kids' Film Festival, USA (2021)

Best Film: International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Third Film: Rotary Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Third Film: International Lions Short Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Second Film: TRT World Citizen Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Foreign Film: First Short Film Festival, Cameroon (2021)

Honorable Mention: Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase, California, USA


After graduating from Kadıköy Anatolian High School, Hasan Serin studied Radio, Cinema and TV at Yeditepe University. His first short film “Ağrı ve Dağ” competed at the 64th Berlin Film Festival in the Generation section. He received awards from many international festivals. His second short film “Baran” had its world premiere at the Sao Paulo Film Festival.

Hasan Serin received Best Short Film Award at the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition in 2014.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    13 minutes
  • Country
  • Note
    Short Film
  • Director
    Hasan Serin
  • Screenwriter
    Hasan Serin
  • Producer
    Hasan Serin
  • Cast
    Saadet Serin, Yağmur Korlaelçi, Şevval Elçi
  • Cinematographer
    Umut Can Sevindik
  • Editor
    Hasan Serin