Turkish director wins at New York short film festival
Doğan News Agency (DHA)
Departures tells the story of Turkish woman's journey to New York to find her husband. Image capture
Turkish director Ali Yasin Akarçeşme won the award for best drama at the Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC 2011 with his short film "Departures."
Akarçeşme said he enjoyed the first award he won as "a Turkish filmmaker living in America."
"Departures" tells the story of a woman travelling from Istanbul to New York to find her husband after a 10-year separation.
The Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC aims to bring newcomer filmmakers together with moviegoers and distribution and production companies.