Young director awarded again
24 April 2017Share

Young director awarded again

Graduating from Yaşar University’s Department of Radio, Television and Cinema last year, the young director Ece Kınacı has added another new award to her previous ones. The film “Seabird” won Kınacı first place in the experimental category of the 9th Rotary Short Film Festival ROFIFE.

Ece Kınacı, an alumna of Yaşar University’s Department of Radio, Television and Cinema, shot her last film “Seabird” in Anamur, Mersin – in a village deserted after a dam flooding. Kınacı told her story in an experimental way through the characters of a peasant woman and a dummy, and won first place in the experimental category of the 9th Rofife where seven hundred and three films competed in four categories including fiction, experimental, documentary and animation.


Expressing that she will continue to shoot experimental films and documentaries, Kınacı holds lots of awards. Kınacı was awarded the Special Prize of TRT Documentary Awards for “Five Women on the Hill” -the documentary she shot together with Altay Orhan while she was still studying at university- where she told the stories of five women who immigrated to metropolitan cities. “The Neighbor” -another film by Kınacı which tells the story of a woman who immigrated from Diyarbakır to İzmir at a young age and her Syrian asylum-seeking neighbor- won the young director first place in the short film competition organized  by the German Embassy in Ankara with the theme of “asylum-seekers, guests, neighbors.” On top of this prize, she also received an honorable mention for her movie “From Salt Lake to Salt Desert” at the Green Screen Short Film Competition organized by NTV in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, and Turkish Environment Protection Foundation.