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7th International Animators Festival Program

 

7 NOVEMBER / NOVEMBRE  Thursday / Jeudi

12:30 Canlandıranlar Short Film Competition
Out of Competition Films
15:00 Canlandıranlar Talent Camp Selection
18:00 Tribute to Meral Erez
Panel with the Director
20:00 Dilili in Paris
Dir: Michel Ocelot

8 NOVEMBER / NOVEMBRE  Friday Vendredi

15:00 O!PLA Short Film Selection from Poland
18:00 Canlandıranlar Short Film Competition
Competition Films
20:00 Canlandıranlar Short Film Competition
Award Ceremony

9 NOVEMBER / NOVEMBRE Saturday / Samedi

11:00 Short Movies for kids
Claw Feather, Hair and Mustaches
15:00 Conversation: Canlandıran(Animating) Women
Melis Balcı, İdil Ar, Melis Bilgin, Özgül Gürbüz
Panel with Turkish Female film directors
18:00 Carte Blanche to Régina Pessoa
Short film selection selected by our Guest of Honour
20:00 Régina Pessoa by Régina Pessoa
Our guest of honour present her film and meet the public

 

All screenings are admission free.

Registration is obligated from the link below for all the screenings in French Institute

 

3rd Canlandıranlar Film Competition Shorts

7 November Thursday 12:30
8 November Friday 18:00

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Conversation: Canlandıran(Animating) Women

9 November Saturday 15:00

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DILILI IN PARIS / DILILI À PARIS

7 November Thursday 20:00

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Guest of Honour: Regina Pessoa

9 November Saturday 20:00

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O!PLA- 2019 women director films

8 November Friday 15:00

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Paws, Tırnak, Tuy, Kıl ve Bıyıklar

9 November Saturday 11:00

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SHORT FILMS SELECTED BY GUEST OF HONOR, REGINA PESSOA

9 November Saturday 18:00

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Tribute to Meral Erez

7 November Thursday 18:00

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DILILI IN PARIS / DILILI À PARIS

France, 95’, 2018, Color, French 

Director & Script: Michel Ocelot

Animation: Yves-Marie Beaufrand, Joris Chapelin, Emmanuel Chapon, Julien Duroure, Benoit Guillou, Florian Sauzet

Music: Gabriel Yared

Producer: Philip Boeffard

In the early 1900s, Belle Époque Dilili, a small-winged girl in Paris, works with her young contractor friend in a park where people from different countries were exhibited just like the zoo. In Paris, which is increasingly corrupt, women, especially young girls, are abducted by a cult, because the chiefs of this cult claim that it is caused by women.

Dilili, who will also be kidnapped but she also meets, with the help of her friend, many entellectuals like Sarah Berrnart, Louise Michel, Marie Curie, Toulouse-Lautrec, Proust, Rodin and discovers the male chiefs who lead the evils underground. Two friends struggle with enthusiasm for light and coexistence on earth.

Paris in this film, which has been redrawn over real photographs, seems like a re-written poetry. 

3rd Canlandıranlar Film Competition Shorts

Competition Films

#21 xoxo

Sine Özbilge & İmge Özbilge
2019 | 9

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Ani Ruins

Alemşah Fırat
2019 | 2:13

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Fluid

Gökçe Onur
2019 | 04:35

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Avarya

Gökalp Gönen
2019 | 20:00

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Bird + Elephant

Kaan Ayparlar
2018 | 3:07

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Crossfire

Ekin Koca
2019 | 7:08

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Çekirdek

Tasar Eser
2019 | 1.30

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Derezon

Nesli Doğan ve Sezgin Öztürk
2019 | 3.40

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The Hands

Yunus Yıldız
2019 | 02:52

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Grey Studio

Çağıl Harmandar
2018 | 01:26

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Hayat

Rümeysa Önal
2018 | 03:39

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Hunger

Gürkan Gürler
2019 | 2.32

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A Sail on the Shore

Murat Can Yağbasan
2019 | 14:02

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Maestro

Cansu Atlar, Faruk Yağızhan Mısırlı
2019 | 01:03

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What Difference Does It Make?

Sıla Sert
2018 | 00.33

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RIPrivacy

Aycan Başar
2017 | 04.24

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Endless Harmony

Cengiz Dallıkavak
2019 | 4.12

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XYZ[T]

Bilal Uğur Liman
2019 | 3:20

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Out of Competition Films

Start

Ulaş Karataş
2019 | 01.30

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Blackhole

Naci Akpınar
2019 | 0:43

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Tear Drop

Birnur Karatimur Çutsay
2019 | 05:11

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Bulut

Melek Dikilimustafa
2019 | 02:23

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Bumb-B

Burak Karabay
2018 | 4.51

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Büyüklerin Resimleri, Küçüklerin Hayalleri

Havva Kangal Erdoğan
2018 | 05.27

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Seedless Tomato

Servet Özdemir, Semih Tokkuzun
2018 | 2’51”

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Enigma

Aygül Ateş
2019 | 4:22

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Planet

Kübra Karagöz – Melike Şevval Akın
2019 | 01.40

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Gramafon Kafa

Atılım Kozmonot
2019 | 4.11

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Power and Estrangement

Serhat Özer
2018 | 1:45

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Half Night

İlhami Tunç Gençer
2018 | 3 35

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If He Knows

Can Fakıoğlu
2018 | 5:12

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Heart Beat

Ali Tapan
2019 | 01.07

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Who Won?

Selime Coşkun
2018 | 11:00

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Smell

Arife Şeyma GÖK
2019 | 02:31

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Kutu

Ahmet Çağrı Çakın
2019 | 4:33

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Forest Race

Ali Tapan
2019 | 02:20

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Faerie

Hasan Ali Soydam
2019 | 3:00

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Reverie

Ilgın Hancıoğlu
2019 | 2:44

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Coffee Ground

Elif Dokur
2019 | 04.00

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TIKO

Burak Karabay
2018 | 5.45

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Bounce Along

Cansu Atlar, Faruk Yağızhan Mısırlı
2019 | 01:19

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The Flying Fish

Murat Saygıner
2019 | 21:00

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Face to Face

Birnur Karatimur Çutsay
2018 | 04:55

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Guest of Honour: Regina Pessoa

Regina Pessoa, born in 1969, is an Animation Director from Coimbra, Portugal. She directed and animated her first independent film in 1999 titled The Night, followed by Tragic Story with Happy Ending in 2005.

In 2012, she directed Kali the little Vampire, a co-production between Portugal-France-Canada and Switzerland. She is currently working on Accounting for the Days (working title), a co-production between Portugal-France-Canada.

Her films have gone on to win prizes around the world, including Grand Prix Annecy 2006, Grand Prix Animated Shorts SXSW 2007, Oscars 2007 Shortlist, Hiroshima Prize 2012, and has twice been a finalist for the Cartoon d’Or (in 2006 and 2013).

In all her films she uses different techniques, from plaster to computer or as she likes to say: “from stone to pixel”.

Her last film : Uncle Thomas, Accounting for the Days won Annecy 2019 Jury Grand Prix award.

FILMS OF THE GUEST OF HONOR 

REGINA PESSOA

THE OUTLAWS

Portugal, 14’,1993, B&W

Director: Abi Feijo

Animation: Tania Anaya, Laura Carvalhosa, Lino Dias, Graca Gomes, Raquel Morais, Felipe Moreira da Silva, Clidip Nobio, Regina Pessoa 

Producer: Jorge Neves

In the 40’s, after the Spanish Civil War, many republicans defeated by the nationalist forces of Franco found refuge on the bordering mountains in the north of Portugal. Some saw them as brigands, others gave them shelter and helped them on the sly to police forces of Salazar. 

FADO LUSITANO

Portugal, 5’35”, 1995, Color, Portuguese

Director: Abi Feijo

Animation: Graça Gomes, Abi Feijó, Zé Carlos Pinto, Regina Pessoa

Music: Manuel Tentugal 

Production: Jorge Neves

Portugal feels himself as small country in the tip of Europe. He has a roving heart, an adventurer spirit, a grived soul and an obedient body.

STOWAWAY

Portugal/Canada, 7’40”, 2000, Portuguese

Director: Abi Feijo

Script: José Rodrigues Miguéis “O Viajante Clandestino” – “Gente da terceira classe”

Animation: Abi Feijo, Regina Pessoa

Music & Sound: Tentugal

Producer: Marcel Jean, Abi Feijo 

On a cold and dreary Christmas Eve, in a glommy fogbound seaport, docks a tired old freighter. Deep in its hold, a stowaway is hiding. The crew members leave the ship and go their separate ways. After nightfall, the stowaway tries to make it to dry land by sliding down a rope, but he is paralysed with fear. 

TRAGIC STORY WITH HAPPY ENDING 

Portugal, 2005, 7’, Non-dialogue

Direction, Script And Graphics: Regina Pessoa

Animation: Regina Pessoa, Sylvie Léonard, Laurent Repiton

Sound Design & Music: Normand Roger

Voice: Elina Lowensohn, Manuela Azevedo

Producer: Jacques-Rémy Girerd, Patrick Eveno, Abi Feijo, Marcel Jean

A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference. This lyrical animated film has the timeless charm of an old fable – one whose subject is difference and self-affirmation. Through images evoking the rich texture of a woodblock print, the filmmaker has created a world of contrasts complemented by a lively soundtrack with a rhythmic beat. 

KALI, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE

Portugal/France/Canada/Switzerland, 2012, 10’, Color, English

Direction, Script And Animation: Regina Pessoa

Music: The Young Gods

Voice: Christopher Plummer, Fernando Lopes

Producer: Abi Feijo, Julie Roy, René Chénier, Pascal Le Nôtre, Georges Schwizgebel, Claude Luyet

He lives in the shadows. The one who inspires fear. The young vampire Kali does exist, and suffers from not being able to live in the light. One day, while once again watching the other young boys play beside the train tracks, he breaks from his isolation and discovers that because of who—and what—he is, he can make a difference in others’ lives. 

UNCLE THOMAS – ACCOUNTING FOR THE DAYS 

Portugal/France/Canada, 2019, 13’, Color, English

Direction, Script: Regina Pessoa

Animation: Regina Pessoa, André Marques, Sylvie Trouvé, Dale Hayward, Marc Robinet

Soukaïna Najjarane, Nils Delot

Voice: Regina Pessoa, Abi Feijo

Producer: Abi Feijo, Julie Roy, Reginald de Guillebon

Film is about the special relationship between Regina Pessoa and her uncle. The film is a testament to her love for this eccentric, who was an artistic inspiration and played a key role in her becoming a filmmaker. 

Tribute to Meral Erez

In 1972, Meral Erez graduated from the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Painting of Mimar Sinan University, she got interest in animation after her graduation and generally made short films along with Cemal Erez. In 1976-1977, with a scholarship from the Italian State, she both studied at the Istituto delle Belle Arti (Institute of Fine Arts) in Urbino, Italy and produced a 4-minute cartoon called Il Gatto (Cat).

Between the year of 1979 and 1982 she had her master’s degree in Paris at Université de Paris VIII in Cinema and Plastic Arts department. She lives between Istanbul and Paris since1979 and connects the both sides of animation and cinema with Cemal Erez. Lastly together with Cemal Erez created a 7.5 minute film for French TV France 2. Being the original name of the film as Echecs had shown in second channel of French television (France 2)in a program known as “Short Stories” (Histoires Courtres). Between years of 1992 – 1997 she worked as academician in Eskişehir Anatolian University of Fine Arts Faculty for Animation Department. Her lectures caused to create the graduation films of students within the scope of project Film Language and Film Management. In 1995, in the Z-1 Cartoon Workshop that director Yavuz Özkan was the founder, she gave ‘cartoon’ course with an understanding based primarily on the cinematic dimension.

Meral Erez in 2000 took the role of a jury in the most important festival and market of the animation world in France which is the Annecy International Film Festival Short and Feature Film Competition. In the years 2003 and 2004 she gave the lectures of “Entrance to Cinema and Cinema of Animation” to first grade students private visual arts college of Lisaa.
Since 2007, she has been working at Kadir Has University, Faculty of Communication and Department of Advertising. She teaches “Visual Expression” and “Creativity”.

Conversation: Canlandıran(Animating) Women

Melis Balcı
Melis Balci is an independent animation filmmaker, living and working in Istanbul. After graduating from Sabanci University, Visual Communication Design in 2012, she co-directed her first animation film Merkür in 2015 with Ege Okal. She is having her masters degree in Film&Drama/Directing at Kadir Has University.

Mesure Melis Bilgin
1980, İstanbul. Artist and scholar. After graduating from Robert College, Istanbul, Melis received her undergraduate degree from Bennington College, USA, where she studied visual arts and theatre and worked in New York. Upon returning to Turkey, she worked in stage productions, after which she received her master’s and PhD in film from Istanbul Bilgi University and Marmara University respectively. She acted as a director, assistant director and dramaturg in various Off-Broadway plays and musicals in New York and worked as assistant director at Ridge Theatre’s production of the opera “Klinghoffer” at BAM. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened at numerous exhibitions and festivals around the world, traveling cities including Amsterdam, Berkeley, Ljubljana, Mannheim, Milano, Paris, Prague, Rotterdam and Varna. The artist, whose video-performances and animation work has been screened in Turkey at Istanbul Modern, CerModern and the Istanbul International Film Festival, has received international and national awards with her short animation “Tetrist.” Working as an interdisciplinary artist, Melis continues to live in Istanbul, produce and write in the fields of short film, animation, video performance and visual arts and works as an assistant professor at Istanbul Bilgi University.

İdil Ar Uçaner
Idil Ar Uçaner is working as an animation director, illustrator and character designer.for more than 12 years. After graduating from Mimar Sinan University – Industrial Design Department, she made her master degree in Berlin – Kunsthochshule Weissensee. During her studies in Berlin, she met the magical world of animation and passionately decided to be a part of it as an animation director. Now she has a 3 years old daughter. After giving birth to Yonca, Children’s Books naturally took a part of her daily life… She read and keeps on reading lots of books with her daughter and finally decided to create her own children book afterwards. Nowadays, she is working on her first book as an author and illustrator as well. Her last film ‘’The Garden’’ won ’Best Children’s Film Award’’ in Uppsala Short Film Festival 2017 in Sweden. The Garden has been screened in more than100 international film festivals around the globe. She also occasionally teaches animation and design to children between 3-6 years old and young adults in several academic and voluntary classes. She enjoys teaching and also learns a lot from children as well.

Özgül Gürbüz
She was born in 1980 in Eskişehir. In 2004, he graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Animation. After working as a research assistant at the same university until 2006, she came to Istanbul. Between 2006 and 2017, she worked as a character model at Anima Istanbul Animation Studio. As a full-time team member in the animation industry, she gained experience in various projects such as short / full-length animated films, series and commercials. Since 2017, she has been working with his teammates at the BAU Galata VR First Lab to produce independent short animated films throughout her career.