Zephyr premiers in Toronto

Belma Baş’s debut feature to premiere in Toronto

“Zephyr,” the debut feature film by short film director Belma Baş, has been selected for the “Discovery” program of next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it will have its world premiere, the film’s producers announced this week.
“Zephyr” is a thematic sequel to Baş’s previous short film “Poyraz” (Boreas), Filmik Productions said in a written statement. The Toronto film festival will mark its 35th edition from Sept. 9-19.


2009 news

becomes one of the featured projects in Rotterdam-Berlinale Express 2009, being selected by both Rotterdam's CineMart and Berlinale's Co-production Market.

POYRAZ is now online and can be viewed at cultureunplugged.com

2008 news

ZEPHYR wins the support of Turkish Ministry of Culture's Film Fund >>

ZEPHYR has been selected for the Eurasia Production Platform >>

ZEPHYR wins the Meetings on the Bridge Feature Film Project Development Workshop Award at the 27th International Istanbul Film Festival >>

2007 news

ZEPHYR wins Hubert Bals Fund Award for the script development category in the 2007 Fall selection round >>

wins the Best Balkan Film Award at the 13th International Short Film Festival in Drama >>

POYRAZ wins the Prize of the Jury at the 13th edition of Lessinia Film Festival >>

POYRAZ wins the Tuscany Film Commission Filming the Landscape Award at the 14th Capalbio Cinema Short Film Fesival >>

POYRAZ wins a special mention at the 13th edition of La Cittadella del Corto >>

wins the First Prize
and Best Director Award at the 10th Inventa un Film Lenolafilmfestival >>

previous screenings and awards >>


to view Poyraz online click here.

13'25'', 35 mm (1.85:1), Dolby SR, Color
V.O. Turkish,
2006 © Turkey

A poetic short film set in an idyllic landscape which evokes the "vision splendid" of childhood.
Living with elderly relatives in a remote old house in the mountains the Child reticently observes the daily routine of rustic life and glimpses the mysteries of life and death.

dialogue excerpt
Child: I saw him again.
Old Lady: Louder, I can't hear you.
Child: I saw him again... on the river.
Old Lady: You'll take me there at dawn.