- What’s On
Yunus Emre Institute in London, Berlin and Washington are excited to announce the joint launch of the annual short film festival, “Cut Short, Live Long”.
The festival will screen 13 films in total, spread out across the week with at least two films being released at 6 AM (GMT) each day, available to view for the next 24 hours after release. With 10 Turkish and 3 international directors, all screenings will have English subtitles.
The films will vary in length between 4 and 20 minutes, and topics from unspoken injustices (“Interstate 8” by Anne Thieme on Wednesday 27th January) to bitcoin trading racoons (“Racoon with Bitcoin” by Serdar Çotuk on Friday 30th January).
The festival starts 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.
Other 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. Fur-kan Daşbilek and “Good Thanks, You?” by Molly Manning Walker.
The short films can only be viewed in Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America.