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Old Normal: Virtual Self


Belgium, 2019, 9 minutes, English; Turkish subtitled, Turkish closed captions

Director:  Sine Özbilge

Screenplay: Sine Özbilge
Animation: Sine Özbilge, Sarah Rathe, Ine Van De Velde, Eline Muys
Editing: Sine Özbilge
Music: Remco WEYNS
Production: Lunanime

A girl and her nihilist adventures in a parallel digital universe interlaced with speed dating, hipster culture and post-net attitudes.

Donut Paradise

Turkey, 2019, 6 minutes, English; Turkish subtitled, Turkish closed captions

2019 İzmir Short FF; Best Experimental Film  AFSAD Short FF; Best Experimental Film

Director:  Erdem Arslan

Screenplay: Erdem Arslan
Cinematography: Genc Halimi
Editing: Erdem Arslan
Music: Eren Eryol, Hüseyin Soy
Production: Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi
Cast: Hilalsu Uysal, Işık Eker, Ali Haydar Arıkan, Gizem Ergün, İnci Arıkan

Everything started when a white-collar lost his way. Donut Paradise, our promised world. The world we live, breathe and sweat for. Donut Paradise, our promised world.

We are at the last stop of the sociocultural world we live in. Donut Paradise looks at the world from a place that we couldn’t dare to look, from our own ego.

Time O' The Signs

Austria, 2019, 9 minutes, Color, English; Turkish subtitled, Turkish closed captions

2020 Animakom Fest Bilbao; Jury Special Mention

Director:  Reinhold Bidner

Screenplay: Reinhold Bidner
Animation: Reinhold Bidner
Editing: Reinhold Bidner
Music: Reinhold Bidner, Wobblersound Vienna
Production: Gold Extra

Time o´ the Signs is an experimental - narrative but also documentary - animation about digital
time thieves of our time, media stupidities and ongoing daily routines. This work wants to question:
how do we (not) want to live in a future society?


Austria, 2019, 4 minutes, Color, English; Turkish subtitled, Turkish closed captions

2020 Vienna Short FF; Audience Award

Director:  Veronika Schubert

Animation: Veronika Schubert
Editing: Veronika Schubert

Setting phrases and expressions from make-up tutorials in a mosaic-like structure, director Veronika Schubert adds a whole new dimension to the make-up term “contouring”.

How Did You Know The Deceased?

Turkey, 2019, 3 minutes, Color, Turkish; Turkish closed captions

2020 Sabancı Foundation Short Film Competition; Second Prize

Director:  Ayşenur Erdoğan Gökçe

Screenplay: Ayşenur Erdoğan Gökçe, Özge Öztürk, Mert İnan
Cinematography: Mert İnan
Editing: Burak Yıldırım
Cast: Muharrem Bayrak, Fırat Yeğen

An imam talks at a burial ceremony in the town. As the burial proceeds, it is understood that there is no one at the funeral and everyone participates in the funeral via live broadcast. The main idea of ​​the film is the change of the shape of the funerals which are very important especially in Anatolia, in the digitalizing world. The film asks, “Will the funeral ceremonies, the most crowded meetings in Turkey, be defeated by the digital world?”


Turkey, 2019, 3 minutes, Color, Turkish; Turkish closed captions

Director:  Efe Can Yıldız

Screenplay: Efe Can Yıldız
Cinematography: Deniz Yıldız
Editing: Ulaş Mert Şimşek
Cast: Deniz İnci Yenilmez, Gürcan Güreşçi, Hakan Yaraman, Hazal Erdil, Orçun İlbeyli, Tuğba Kukul

A group of friends prepare a surprise birthday party in their friend’s apartment. Everyone hides somewhere when they realize that their friend is about to come. That short waiting time will be enough for them to forget the party.

A Lynx In The Town

Switzerland, France, 2019, 7 minutes, Color, No dialogue

2020 Oberhausen Short FF; ECFA Short Film Award

Director:  Nina Bisiarina

Screenplay: Nina Bisiarina
Animation: Siergiej Gizila, Morten Riisberg Hansen, Marc Robinet
Editing: Antoine Rodet
Music: Nathanaël Bergèse
Production: Folimage

A curious lynx leaves its forest, attracted by the lights of the nearby town. It has great fun there until it falls asleep in the middle of a parking lot. In the early morning, locals are astonished to find this strange animal covered in snow.