The following films took part in the Yilmaz GŁney Short Film Competition 2007
Short Film Competition Programme 12 (Thu 6 Dec 11:30)
THE PLACE OF FISHES
Director: Farid Nikkhah
South Kurdistan (Iraq) 2007 / 12m / No dialogue / PG
A little boy who keeps a home aquarium goes to the fish market with his mother. What he sees at the market affects him deeply.
EVERYTHING IS WHITE
Director: Sabite Kaya
North Kurdistan (Turkey) 2006 / 20m / Turkish with English subtitles / PG
The story of a Turkish teacher who begins work in a Kurdish village where some of the students do not understand Turkish. The film follows his efforts to communicate with them.
Short Film Competition Programme 13 (Thu 6 Dec 16:45)
Director: Sibel Akkulak
North Kurdistan (Turkey) 2007 / 13m / No dialogue / 12A
The story of an artist who has had horrific experiences. She tries to cope with life but her memories are always with her.
SNOWY DAY'S NIGHT
Director: Danesh Salevati & Babak Salevati
East Kurdistan (Iran) 2006 / 14m / Kurdish (Sorani), Farsi with English subtitles / PG
When an oil tanker crashes in a mountain pass, the driver, along with his child, carry the barrels of oil towards their destination. Encountering problems on the way, they lose all but one of the barrels which villagers are waiting for.
Director: Khadija C. Baker
Canada 2007 / m / PG
Totico (an expression signifying "crazy" in Kurdish) is a short animation tale about two roosters with images hand-drawn onto glass using melted chocolate and henna.