Stop Motion & Animation!

This is the story of an owl looking for the owner of a lost wish.

This is an animated short created traditionally without the use of computers. Each frame of animation has been drawn on one of 800 coffee textured animation papers which has been painstakingly baked one by one with coffee. It has then been shot on a 35mm Oxberry Downshooter Camera and edited on film.

The story was originally written in and illustrated in Turkish. It has been translated into English in a screenplay format and the original style of the drawings of the author has been kept for the film.

Below are the credits and a list of festivals it has attended to. If you want to watch the film without the Turkish subtitles please contact me. Thanks for watching.

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Directed and Animated by Burak N. Kurt
Narrated by Ken Salley
Original Score by Alexis Marsh
Based on the short story by Munire Bozdemir
Adapted to screenplay by Burak N. Kurt & Munire Bozdemir


Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, 2010, Official selection
Newport Beach Film Festival, USA, 2012 and 2013 Official Selection
Adobe First Frame USA, 2012, Offical Selection
Oxford Film Festival, USA, 2012, Official selection
Crossroads Film Festival, USA, 2012, Official Selection
Lago Film Fest, Italy, 2012, Official Selection
Bangkok International Student Film Festival, Thailand, 2012, Official Selection
22nd Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey, 2011, Official selection
Little Big Shots International Kids Film Festival, Australia, 2011(TBS), Official selection
47th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey, 2010, Screening
Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia, 2011, Official Selection
Akbank Int. Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2011, Official Selection
Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival, USA, 2012
Istanbul International Animation Festival, Turkey, 2010, Official Selection


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