The results of the national short film contest with the theme "10 Minutes Handicapped" organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality have been announced. İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer congratulated the award winners and said, "We will overcome the obstacles together".
The results of the Izmir 10th National Short Film Competition Without Barriers, organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Culture and Arts with the theme of "4 Minutes Handicapped", have been announced. The first prize was awarded to Özer Kesemen's movie "Aşk", the second prize to Mustafa Yılmaz's "Hülya - A Sweet Dream", and the third prize to Erdi Tokol's film "The Ring". Segah Gümüş's film "Holding Hands" was deemed worthy of the special jury award.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer congratulated the award winners in the competition. In addition, Mayor Tunç Soyer thanked everyone who participated in the competition and underlined the importance of these organizations in raising awareness and said, "We will overcome the obstacles together".
The date of the "Colloquium and Award Ceremony" planned to be held on 27 May 2021 will be determined according to the pandemic conditions.
The purpose of the contest was declared as to draw attention to the facilitation of the participation of disabled people in urban and social life and to enable citizens who are sensitive to this issue to express their feelings and thoughts. The first prize of the competition was determined as 30 thousand, the second prize as 15 thousand, the third prize as 10 thousand, and the special jury prize as 5 thousand liras. 18 films participated in the competition, which was held in a single category, including those aged 11 and over.
Who's on the jury?
- Royal Jury Members: Director Türkan Derya, Actor Yiğit Özşener, Director of Photography Meryem Yavuz, Writer-Director and Kadir Has University Radio, Television and Cinema Department Instructor Tan Tolga Demirci, Cinema Writer Engin Ertan.
- Substitute Jury Members: Yaşar University Radio, Television and Cinema Department Faculty Member Ürün Yıldıran Önk, Dokuz Eylül University Film Design Department Lecturer Hakan Ergin, TRT Documentary Channel Coordinator Editing Director Erdem Çelik.
- Advisor Jury Member: Ertuğrul Tugay, Deputy Secretary General of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
- Rapporteurs: Staff of IMM Culture and Arts Branch Office Emine Uysal Berger, Erdem Denizlioğlu.