The Winners of the 3rd KısaKes Short Film Festival have been announced

The Winners of the 3rd KısaKes Short Film Festival have been announced


The awards of the KısaKes Short Film Festival, of which Beşiktaş Municipality is among the sponsors, have found their owners…

The winners of the 3rd International Short Film Festival “KısaKes”, which ran from September 25 to 30 were awarded for their achievements. The award ceremony took place at the Zorlu Center of Performing Arts (PSM) on September 29 with the attendance of citizens, cinema-lovers, well-known cinema professionals, contestants, the press and the Beşiktaş Mayor Atty. Murat Hazinedar.

The festival attracting even greater interest this year from the public and the press hosted international cinema professionals and young artists through various workshops, special thematic screenings, talks and acquaintance meetings at the Ortaköy Feriye Movie Theatre. Thanks to the festival, the participants were able to enjoy watching films at the Feriye Movie Theatre after quite a long time. The festival, bringing together some well-known professionals such as İlker Canikligil, Gökhan Tiryaki, Bronwyn Cornelius, Sydney Levine, Pierre Lapeyrade with cinemagoers ended on Friday evening, September 29 at the Zorlu PSM. This gorgeous ceremony presented by Can Çelikay, featured The Away Days, one of the most popular bands of the recent times. The DJs of the Berlin Film Festival, Chika & SoulMind gave cinemagoers an unforgettable night via their splendid performance.

The contestants whose projects were supported as part of the Pitching Platform organized in partnership with the Sarajevo Film Festival under this year’s theme of “Living City”, as well as the short films selected amongst the works produced by university students were awarded at the Ceremony. Moreover, this year’s media sponsor Filmloverss will provide press support to a project selected from the Pitching Platform.


Here are the winners:

The Best Fiction Award: 128 / Onur Atalay Şenol | Turkey

BAU Special Award and Special Audience Award: Fingermen / Ivan Shokha | Ukraine

KısaKes Team Special Award: Call of Cutesness / Brenda Lien | Germany

Jury’s Special Award: Hunted /Yen-Hsun Chen | Taiwan

Best Animated Film Award:  Retouch / Yi-shan, Wang - Yu-ru, Lin - Yi-Hsuan, Lee - Xiao-Han - Ya-Yuan,Hsu | Taiwan

Honorable Mention: On Board! / Charline Parisot | France

Pitching Platform, Winners of the “Non-Age Restricted Projects” Category: 
Muzaffer / Kartal Gür
Beyaz Bir Gece / Özgür Can Uzunyaşa

Pitching Platform, Winners of the “University Students’ Projects” Category:
Fear / Mirjana Galic
Beyhude / Arman Ertürün