A Turkish director whose real-life story-based short film received the Best Cinematography Award at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival in the United States, will be sent by Cargo, as the Turkish director was unable to cover travel expenses in Los Angeles.
Filmmaker Cevahir [okbilir] won the “Best Cinematography Award” with his short film, “Snowfall Time,” which revolves around his mother’s real-life story – whoever is the lead actor – during the 1980 military coup in Turkey. His film competed among more than 5,000 films.
Zokibilar reported that he was unable to cover travel expenses because his and his mother’s flight tickets cost nearly half of the budget for the short film, leaving him unable to attend the ceremony held on August 29 at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios done.
Saying that his dream was to get the award in Hollywood, Zokibilier said it could come true with another film.
His 51-year-old mother Naciye Zokibilar, who is also the lead actor in the short film, said that they work very hard in the film during the two winter seasons and are now awaiting the award.
The film revolves around what Naciye Zokibilier lived through September 12, 1980, the military coup d’etat where Chief of General Staff Kenan Evren toppled Suleyman Demirel coalition government and rejected the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) Gave ).
During the film, Hatice tries to survive all by herself in her village under severe winter conditions, as her husband S $ Lyman and son Mustafa run away from home. Remaining with her ailing daughter, Hatice waits for her husband and son to return with her second daughter Elif who was sent by her mother to a neighboring village with her surviving chickens during a plague between animals.
The short movie was earlier awarded several other international awards, including “Best Original Story,” “Best Short Movie,” “Best Cinematography”, “Best Fiction” and “Best Male Director” at the last year’s Short Film Festival in Los Angeles, “Best European Movie” award from the European Cinematography Festival held in Poland and “Best Fiction” award from India’s International Bengal’s Short Movie Festival.
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