CULTURAL ORGANISATION - SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS - MUNICIPALITY OF DRAMA
Name: Alican Durbaş
Genre: war drama, magical realism
Tagline: With every step he takes on the minefield, a soldier comes across mirrors that stand as gates to his memories and dreams.
Synopsis: A soldier walks through an active minefield by stepping on the stones, trying to get out alive. A child plays hopscotch with his mother in the garden of their house. Both the soldier and the child can only see themselves when they look in the mirror. The image of their faces in the hand mirror and their heights as reflected in the dressing mirror are separate. But the mirrors in which they look are identical.
Short cv: Alican Durbaş was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1986. After graduating from Arts Management at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, he received his MA degree in Arts Management at the same department. Durbaş predominantly works on film and video. He made short films, which were screened in various film festivals. He participated in many exhibitions in Turkey and abroad with his video works. He shoot a documentary of City and Art Project consisting of a forum, introducing its workshops and exhibitions in five European cities organized by European Cultural Association and supported by the EU (2009). He attended the Berlinale Talents (in Sarajevo Film Festival) as a director, in 2011. He worked as an assistant director in some feature films like Taken 2, Skyfall, Dil Dhadakne Do, A War, Ali and Nino, The Ottoman Lieutenant, Butterflies and I Am You. He currently lives and works in Istanbul.
2017 – Soil (short experimental)
2012 – Akis (short fiction)
2010 – The Boat (short fiction/animation)
2009 – City and Art Documentary (documentary)
2008 – Papers (short fiction)
2016 – SURPLUS / REM Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 – PORT CITY TALKS. ISTANBUL. ANTWERP. / MAS – Museum Aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Belgium
2013 – CONNECTING THE DOTS: WORKSHOPS / Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 – WATER WORK / Siemens Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey