BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition

Short Films - 1

Expired November 27, 2022 4:59 AM
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Three Turkish couples discuss at the dinner table the notion of claustrophobic hospitality and racism within the framework of the current Syrian refugee crisis and Afro-Turks in Turkey.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Best of Competition (Narrative): BEA Festival of Media Arts, USA (2022)


Tanju Özdemir received his M.F.A in Film and Media Art from Emerson College (USA) in 2017. He teaches film and video production courses as an assistant professor at University of Connecticut. He actively continues writing, directing and producing his films. His previous short film “Alexander at the End of the World” is premiered at 42nd Montreal World Film Festival’s World Competition-Short Films section after being shortlisted at Berlinale, Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Locarno and TIFF. It has also been selected to 50th Nashville Film Festival. He was a part of the 2017 cohort of the Reykjavik International Film Festival Talent Lab with the developing cut of the film. His latest feature film script “Black Hole” has received special invitation from Sundance Film Festival Sloan Grant.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    21 minutes
  • Country
    United States, Turkey
  • Note
    Short Film
  • Director
    Tanju Özdemir
  • Screenwriter
    Tanju Ozdemir, Mehtap Ozdemir
  • Producer
    Mehmet Gungoren, Kenan Baysal
  • Cast
    Ayşe Babahan, Derya Çelikkol, Nazlı Sarpkaya, Raz Ayer, Yusuf Yıldız, Doruk Gündoğan, Yalçın Yanık
  • Cinematographer
    Brian Bliss
  • Editor
    Melik Kuru