IN THE BLIND SPOT receives 7 Awards at 34th Filmfestival Ankara
We are thrilled to announce that Ayşe Polat's film "In the Blind Spot'" which she wrote and directed, received 7 awards at the 34th Ankara Film Festival, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Editing. At the award ceremony, Ayşe Polat, who received the "Best Screenplay Award" for "In the Blind Spot," sent a message since she couldn't attend and mentioned that the inspiration for her screenplay came from the "Saturday Mothers", emphasizing the importance of telling the story of a collective trauma passed down through generations. Producer Mehmet Aktaş commented on human rights movements in Turkey, and that he is very proud, that the film shines a light on their issues.
"IN THE BLİND SPOT" will be released in Turkish cinemas on January 5, 2024.
Huge congratulations to all the winners and the entire film team!
IN THE BLIND SPOT CELEBRATES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT BERLINALE
We are thrilled to announce that our latest proaction „In the Blind Spot“ written and directed by Ayse Polat will celebrate its Premiere at the 73rd Berlinale in the Encounters section.
The Film was filmed in Kars and Dogubeyazit, Turkey and Hamburg, Germany.
In The Blind Spot receives 4 Awards at Istanbul Film Festival!
We are thrilled to announce that In The Blind Spot, written and directed by Ayse Polat, received 4 prizes at the 42. Istanbul Film Festival yesterday, including the „Golden Tulip“ for Best Film!
Additionally, the Film won the „Fipresci Prize“ and Ayse Polat herself could win „Best Screenplay“ which she dedicated to the Saturday Mothers. Ultimately, the Editors and Serhat Mutlu and Jörg Volkmar could win „Best Editing“ for their excellent work. The Producer Mehmet Aktas commented on human rights movements in Turkey, and that he is very proud, that the film shines a light on their issues.
Huge congratulations to all the winners and the entire Film Team!
The Exam is the offical Oscar entry of Iraq!
We are happy to announce that Iraq has chosen the mîtosfilm production THE EXAM by director Shawkat Amin Korki as its official entry for the best Oscar’s international feature film. THE EXAM has been produced between Kurdish Regional Government – Iraq and Germany.
“This is a great success for Kurdish cinema.”, says producer Mehmet Aktas.
After MEMORIES ON STONE (2014, directed by Shawkat Amin Korki, produced by Mehmet Aktas) and RESEBA - THE DARK WIND (2016, directed by Hussein Hassan, produced by Mehmet Aktas) this is the third time that a Kurdish-German production by mîtosfilm represents Iraq at the Oscars.
The upcoming Oscars will be held in March 2023.
THE EXAM wins Best International Feature Film at Santa Barbara IFF
We are thrilled to announce that our film THE EXAM (Ezmûn) by Shawkat Amin Korki was awarded Best International Feature Film (Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award) at this year's Santa Barbara IFF
Hereby, the film has already scooped its fifth prize on its ongoing festival tour.
Best Feature Film at Victoria Filmfestival
We are pleased to announce that "The Exam" has won Best Feature Film at the Victoria Film Festival in Canada.
New CEO at mîtosfilm: Roj Hajo
We are very happy to welcome our new CEO. Roj Hajo is a longtime member of the mîtosfilm family.
He did his final project at the Film University Babelsberg with our international film "Baghdad Messi" in KRG.
We wish him every success and look forward to all collaborations.
More reviews on THE EXAM
“ 'The Exam' boasts a series of tense, pulse-pounding moments when it looks like Rojin’s misdeeds will be exposed. Running parallel to this suspense is black humor and the question whether women like Rojin have the right to choose their own paths, even if comes packaged with unethical practices. Performed with delightful alacrity and captured by Director of Photography Adib Sobhani , who takes recourse to long shots and moody lighting to get the feel of uncertainty and tension, 'The Exam' is a powerful study of how brutish behavior provokes rebelliousness." Gautaman Bhaskaran on Arab News
Read the full review here: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1986001/lifestyle
'The Exam' : screendaily's Red Sea Review
Following its screening at the outstanding Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, screendaily published a review on the film by Wendy Ide:
UNFPA and Bayer Middle East (Egypt) awarded THE EXAM
We are glad to announce that UNFPA and Bayer Middle East awarded “The Exam” the Family and Population ICPD Award for its role in promoting dialogue around population issues, in partnership with the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) on December 5.
The award comes in light of UNFPA’s close collaboration with Bayer Middle East, and their shared values and support for population programs in Egypt, as well as to encourage filmmakers and industry experts to tackle social issues and highlight the impact of art and cinema in addressing population growth, family planning, empowerment of young people and gender equality.
Thank you very much for this appreciation!