Leylak

In present day Queens, New York, a Turkish gravedigger is unable to face a shattering truth, and risks losing the dearest connection left in his life.

Directors: Scott Aharoni & Dennis Latos

Writer: Mustafa Kaymak 

Editors: Scott Aharoni & Dennis Latos

Director of Photography: Laura Valladao

Production Designer: Anna Driftmier

Composer: Ahmet Kenan Bilgic

Producers: Scott Aharoni, Dennis Latos, and Mustafa Kaymak 

Poster Design: Berkcan Okar

Starring: Nadir Saribacak & Isabella Haddock

Co-Starring: Gamze Ceylan, Samrat Chakrabarti

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Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Special Jury Prize (World Premiere)

 

Galway Film Fleadh ’21 - WINNER, Best International Short Film

 

Rhode Island International Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Flickers’ Jury Award, Grand Prize

 

Leiden International Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Pronk Shorts Competition, Best Short Film

 

Port Townsend Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Best Narrative Short

 

New York Shorts International Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Best Dramatic Short

 

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia ’21 - WINNER, Best International Actor

 

Woods Hole Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Director’s Choice Award

 

Sidewalk Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Kathryn Tucker Windham Storyteller Award

 

Tacoma Film Festival ’21 - WINNER, Best Performance, Narrative Short

 

Nashville Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Hollyshorts Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Tirana International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

LA Shorts International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Indy Shorts International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Boston Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Breckenridge Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Maine International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Norwich Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Indie Memphis Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Scad Savannah Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Newport Beach Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Newfilmmakers Los Angeles ’21 - Official Selection

 

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

New York Shorts International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Lone Star Film Festival ‘21 - Official Selection

 

Sulmona International Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

New York Turkish Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Seattle Turkish Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

 

Festival on Wheels ’21 - Official Selection

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