Guest Of Honor Ayce Kartal

Ayce Kartal graduated in Animation from Anadolu University, in Eskişehir, Turkey, where he also received his MFA. He followed the Time Based Arts programme at UNSW, Australia before going to the NY Film Academy, graduating in filmmaking in 2009.

In 2013, his short “Backward Run” was selected in numerous festivals and won over 20 prizes. In 2017, his newest short “Wicked Girl” was also selected in many festivals and won more than 30 prizes, including the qualified Short Animation Oscar.

Turkey, 2017, 8’, Color , Turkish
8-year-old S. is a young Turkish girl with an overflowing imagination. She is keen on nature and animals. While she looks back on the good old days in her grandparents’ village from the hospital room, dark and terrifying memories emerge, and, little by little, begin to make sense.
Director and Screenwriter: Ayce Kartal
Director of Photography: Ayce Kartal
Editing: Ayce Kartal
Music: Tarık Aslan
Animation: Ayce Kartal, Vaina Gauthier, Jeanne Irzenski, Romain Vacher
Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pecberty
Production Co.: Les Valseurs
World Sales: Les Valseurs

90th. Oscar Awards qualified Animated Short.
44th. César Awards qualified Animated Short.
2017 TIFF Oficial Selection.