* 11th Int. İzmir Short Film Festival / Official Selection 2010
* 6th Int. Sinemardin Film Festival / Official Selection / 2011
* 22th Int.Ankara Film Festival / Doc. Category - Finalist 2011
* Sabancı University / Freedom of Expression Conference 2011
* 5. İstanbul International Architecture & Urban Films Festival 2011
* Streetart İstanbul 'Streetart Films' Festival / Official Selection 2011
* Humboldt University / Institute for European Ethnology / Berlin 2011
* 1st Manisa Altın Üzüm Short Film Festival / Jury Special Award 2010
* 18th Int Adana Altın Koza Film Festival / Doc. Category / Finalist 2011
* Turkish Radio and Television Corporation Doc. Awards / Jury Special Award 2011
* 7th Akbank Short Film Festival / Best Documentary Film and Audience Awards 2011
Urbanbugs, Dünya'nın bir çok ülkesinde ciddi bir şekilde popülarite kazanan, renkli yapısı ile şehirlere görsel zenginlik katmasıyla beraber içerdiği mesajlarla da sosyolojik bir konu haline gelen sokak sanatları kavramını inceleyen ve bu kavramın Türkiye'deki sosyokültürel yansımalarını araştıran bir belgeseldir.
Urbanbugs is a documentary from Turkey focuses on street art concepts such as Graffiti, Stencil, Wheatpasting. Besides it's visual contribution to the urban life, street art concepts became a sociological matter due to the their political messages. In this context, this documentary is trying to analyse the sociocultural reflections of street art concept in Turkey.
VFX: Levent Haseki
Camera: AAE & Sevinç Baltalı
Sound: Sevinç Baltalı
Produced, Edited and Directed by Aykut Alp Ersoy (aykutalpersoy.com)
Music: Algiers from thebluemask.com
How does Stanley Kubrick express Jack Torrence's lack of free will? This visual essay response to ROOM 237, composed by Dr. Drew Morton (Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Texas A&M University-Texarkana), analyzes how THE SHINING is about Jack's predetermined damnation.
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ABOUT THE FILM //
In the summer of 1977, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on an epic journey into interstellar space. Each spacecraft carries a golden record album, a massive compilation of images and sounds embodying the best of Planet Earth. According to Carl Sagan, “[t]he spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.” While working on the golden record, Sagan met and fell madly in love with his future wife Annie Druyan. The golden record became their love letter to humankind and to each other. In the summer of 2010, I began my own hopeful voyage into the unknown. This film is a love letter to my fellow traveler.
SELECTED SCREENINGS & AWARDS //
"First place," FLEX Festival • "Best Experimental Film," New Orleans Film Festival • "Honorable Mention" AFI FEST • "Honorable Mention" Disposable Film Festival • International Film Festival Rotterdam • Festival of (in)Appropriation • Citizen Jane • Oberhausen Festival of Short Film • DOXA Documentary Film Festival • European Media Art Festival • Rooftop Films • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival • European Media Art Festival • Iowa City International Documentary Festival • Directors Lounge, Berlin • Dallas Video Festival
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER //
Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her first feature documentary, OUR NIXON, world premiered in 2013 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. OUR NIXON went on to win awards at film festivals such as Seattle, Nantucket, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and IFFB, before being jointly released by Cinedigm and CNN Films. Penny is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012. She has been awarded grants for her work by Cinereach, Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund, LEF Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Adrienne Shelly Foundation, Experimental Television Center, IFP and the Puffin Foundation. She was named "Most Badass!" at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009. Her short experimental films, such as THE VOYAGERS (2010), THE COMMONERS (2009), SHE USED TO SEE HIM MOST WEEKENDS (2007) and WE ARE THE LITTLETONS (2004), have screened and won accolades at film festivals such as Rotterdam, Images, IMPAKT, FLEX FEST, Citizen Jane, New Orleans Film Festival, AFI FEST and Rooftop Films. Her short documentary THE ABORTION DIARIES (2005) has become an important organizing and educational tool across the nation. THE ABORTION DIARIES has screened in 42 states & worldwide at over 350 different community venues, ranging from bars to art centers to clinics to colleges, and also on Yes! Television and Free Speech TV. Previous to coming to Colgate, she taught film, video and new media arts at Bard College, Hampshire College and Williams College. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name! // p-lane.com // twitter.com/#!/lennypane // // ournixon.com // facebook.com/ournixon //
Penny Lane is currently in post-production on NUTS! The Brinkley Story, a feature length documentary about John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station. // facebook.com/NutsTheFilm // brinkleyfilm.com/
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