Online Short Film Festival

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The “Cut Short, Live Long” short film festival organized by Yunus Emre Institutes in London, Berlin and Washington promises an exciting program.

Yunus Emre Institutes in London, Berlin and Washington are organizing the annual short film festival "Cut Short, Live Long" with great excitement this year. Between Monday 25th January and Saturday 30th January, innovative, impactful and fresh views from the world of rising Turkish cinema have made their way to your screen in the online festival.

We are fortunate to have a great selection of films that have had appearances and awards from many great festivals including; Istanbul Film Festival, Busan International Short Film Festival, Akbank Short Film Festival, London Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Next Generation Short Tiger, Indy Shorts International Short Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival. The festival will screen 13 films in total, spread out across the week with at least two film being released at 6AM (GMT) each day so you can view them at your leisure for the next 24 hours after release. With 10 Turkish and 3 international directors, all our screenings have English subtitles to be as inclusive as possible.


The festival started off on Monday with two award winning short films: “Tor” by Ragıp Türk, on the lengths a struggling elderly lady will go to save her neighbour’s dog which she is dogsitting and “Lekesiz” (Stainless) by Mehmet Oğuz Yıldırım, on a widow’s tussles with loneliness, memories and a stain on her late husband’s jacket.

“Interstate 8” by Anne Thieme on Wednesday 27thJanuary talks about inspoken unjustices. Racoon with Bitcoin” by Serdar Çotuk met with audience on Friday 30th January.

Other brilliant short films to be screened include, “Avarya” by Gökalp Gönen, “Ikame” (Substitute) by Erkan Orasan, “G.K” by İnan Erbil, “Teselli” (Consolation) by Sercan Erdoğan, “Dede” (Grandfather) by Ahmet Keçili, “Servis” (The School Bus) by Ramazan Kılıç, Maradona’s Legs by Firas Khoury, “Bir Nehir Kıyısında” (At A Riverside) by M. Furkan Daşbilek and “Good Thanks, You?” by Molly Manning Walker.

The Participants have access to many of the directors after the screening participate in Q&A receptions.

***The short films can only be viewed in Germany, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America.

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