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 Film - Fiction

Rhode Island International Film Festival '21 - WINNER, Flicker's Jury Award, Grand Prize

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

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

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

Hollyshorts Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

Tirana Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

Nashville Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

Norwich Film Festival ’21 - Official Selection

LA Shorts International Film Festical '21 - Official Selection

Indy Shorts International Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

Maine International Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

Breckenridge Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

Port Townsend Film Festival '21 - Official Selection

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