2015-Competition, Shadows of Life
Hasan Basri Özdemir, Musa Ak
Turkey, 2015, 26′
Editing: İshak Ayvaz
Photography: Akif Kaya
Music: Hacı Taşan
Sound: Alpaslan Erkoç, Emre Yüzügüldü, Mustafa Üzüm
Kaikias, Thursday 13:00- 15:00
Synopsis: “Turab” witnesses the lives of dervishes that came to Anatolia with Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli, who lived in Kaman, Kırşehir. The documentary shows the learning process of dervishes, who are introduced to music in the womb. Being in sharp contrast to modern ways of learning, the learning process of dervishes is also quite interesting. The lives of those dervishes, who are stranded in the middle of Anatolia as strangers with their halberds, is revealed to the audience.
Hasan Basri Özdemir was born in Seyhan, Adana in 1983. He began his undergraduate studies at the Department of Radio, Cinema and Television in Erciyes University in 2005 and received his master’s degree from the Department of Public Relations and Publicity at Erciyes University. While he was continuing his studies, he also worked in many professional TV series and feature-length films as an assistant director and camera assistant. His documentaries and short films received awards from numerous film festivals. His documentary film “Toruk” has received many awards from both national and international film festivals including International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and TRT Documentary Film Festival. Hasan Basri Özdemir continues to work on his documentary and short film projects as part of Yücel Çakmalı Film Workshop and also works as an academic at the Department of Audio-Visual Techniques and Media Production in Kırıkkale University.
Filmography (as a director and cinematographer)
2008 Kamyonda Yalnız Var
2010 Karanlığın İzleri
2012 Dört kardeş
2012 Yaman Dede: Bahtiyar Bir Sürgün
Musa Ak was born in Burdur in 1987. He began his undergraduate studies at the Department of Radio, Television and Cinema in Erciyes University in 2005. He continued his graduate studies in the same field. While continuing his studies, he started to make short films and documentaries and worked for many TV series and feature-length films as an assistant director and camera assistant. His documentary “Mada” received many awards from both national and international film festivals including International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and International Ankara Film Festival. He currently works as an academic at Karabük University and works on his script for a feature-length film. Musa Ak continues to work on his documentary and short film projects as part of Yücel Çakmalı Film Workshop.
İnönü University 8th Short Film Festival – Best Documentary Film
9th Özgür Film Festival – Third Prize