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Kısa deneysel belgesel film / Short experimental documentary film

Yapımcı & Yönetmen / Producer & Director: Orkide Ünsür,

Senaryo / Screenplay: Orkide Ünsür,

Kamera & Kurgu / Camera & Editing: Umut Can Sevindik,

Ses / Sound: Umut Can Sevindik & Orkide Ünsür

SYNOPSIS: Condemned houses are like abandoned lovers that once shared good and bad moments. Now, because of abandonment and rejection they are left alone for selfdistruction. They are disappointed, upset and same proud. They’ll try to survive by resisting the passing of time. Yet if the lover comes back again one day, there is no possibility for living again together in the same house as it is. The house is now disconnected, worn by the weather and the aging of its stillness. The home has no more to offer as it once did.

Filmmaker Orkide Ünsür is observing the condemned houses in her neighbourhood…

(Special thanks to Alternatiffilm… Special thanks to Ahmet Sargın, Şenol Şen and my brother Okan Ünsür...)


The Indie Competition, Award of Merit Winner in Short Documentary Category, La Jolla,California / USA (June 2011)


Official Selection for the 11th International Izmir Short Film Festival, Izmir / TURKEY (3-7 November 2010)

Ladyfest Ten Independent Art Festival, London / UNITED KINGDOM (12-14 November 2010)

FIFE 28th International Environmental Film Festival (The Category of Urban) Paris / FRANCE (24-30 November 2010)

7th IAWRT Asian Women's Films Festival, New Delhi / INDIA (5-8 March 2011)

9th International Environmental Short Film Festival, Finalist, Istanbul / TURKEY (27-30 April 2011)

Swansea Bay Film Festival 2011, Finalist (Best International Short Film Under 30 minutes) Welsh / UNITED KINGDOM ( 5-15 May 2011)

9th National Short Film Festival by Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association, Finalist, Istanbul / TURKEY (6-8 May 2011)

14th CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival -The Section Of Panaroma- Turin / ITALY (May 31st - June 5th 2011)

Festival International du Film Merveilleux, Finalist, Paris / FRANCE (30 June-2 July 2011)

International Film Festival Ireland (IFFI), Finalist, Tipperary / IRELAND (1-9 September 2011)

Official Selection for the Heart of England International Film Festival, Worcestershire / UNITED KINGDOM (7-18 September 2011)

16th Boston Turkish Festival, Documentary & Short Film Competition, Finalist, Boston / USA (December 1-8 2011)

OFF ’12 ODTU Film Festival, Ankara / TURKEY (28 February-2 March 2012)

3rd Dialog Greek-Turkish Short Film Festival, Eskişehir / TURKEY ( 30 April-1 May 2012)

4th Montreal Turkish Film Festival (4e Festival des films Turcs de Montréal), Finalist, Montréal / CANADA (11-20 May, 2012)

Official Selection for NewFilmmakers New York / USA (2-11 July 2012)

"4 Film Directors, 4 Films: Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion (11th National Short Film Festival by IKFD & Dogus University, Istanbul / TURKEY ( March 28, 2013)

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