15th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2022

Ziazan

(English)

Turkey | 15 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Other | 2014 | Short Film (Live Action) | English

Little Armenian girl Ziazan's uncle makes his living on the shuttle trade between Armenia and Turkey. Each time he comes back, he brings Ziazan gifts. Among them, her favorite is the chocolate cream in a tube. Aside from being her favorite, the chocolate cream attracts the attention of the kids from the neighborhood too. Because of her love for the chocolate cream and to impress her friends, Ziazan makes a plan to go on an adventure: She will sneak in her uncle’s suitcase, go to Turkey, buy tons of the chocolate cream and bring some back to the kids on the block. Will she be able to go over the closed border between the two countries and realize her adventure?

বাংলা

ছোট্ট আরমেনিয়ান মেয়ে জিয়াজানের cআরমেনিয়া এবং তুরস্কের মধ্যে শাটল ব্যবসার মাধ্যমে জীবিকা নির্বাহ করেন। যখনই তিনি ফেরত আসেন তখনই তিনি জিয়াজানের জন্য উপহার নিয়ে আসেন। উপহারের মধ্যে জিয়াজানের সবচেয়ে প্রিয় হল টিউবের মধ্যে পাওয়া যায় এমন এক ধরনের চকলেট ক্রিম। তার পাশাপাশি এই চকলেট ক্রিম পাড়ার অন্যান্য বাচ্চাদেরও আকর্ষণ করে। চকলেট ক্রিমের প্রতি ভালোবাসা এবং বন্ধুদের চমকে দিতে জিয়াজান একটি অভিযানে নামবে বলে ঠিক করেঃ সে তার চাচার স্যুটকেসে লুকিয়ে তুরস্কে গিয়ে অনেক চকলেট ক্রিম কিনে পাড়ার বাচ্চাদের জন্য নিয়ে আসবে। সে কি পারবে দুই দেশের মধ্যকার বর্ডার পার হয়ে তার অভিযানে সফল হতে?

Ms. Derya Durmaz

Derya Durmaz studied Economy, Human Rights Law and Acting. Her 1st short film Ziazan received Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform Best Project Award, participated in over 40 international festivals, won 11 awards and received coverage in the Washington Post and Monocle magazine. Her 2nd short film 'Mother Virgin No More (Gri Bölge)' premiered at the 65th Berlinale Generation 14plus Short Film Competition.

Filmography: Scriptwriter & Director 2016 to date The Bus to Amerika (Animated Feature - Uplifting Drama) – In development - Selected to 14 international coproduction platforms such as “Berlinale Talent Project Market” - won the “Talent Highlight Award”, “Paris Coproduction Village”, “Warsaw Kids Film Forum”, “Malmö Financing Forum For Kids Content”, “Produire Au Sud” Coproduction Development Program, Nantes FR and “Cartoon Movie - Project in Concept Stage”. Selected to be among Wacripted’s list of “Best 25 scripts in English language by female filmmakers to option at Cannes Film Festival 2021”. 2021 Confined (Short - Nonlinear) Premiered at the Cefalu Short Film Festival 2021, Cefalu, ITALY 2015 Mother Virgin No More / Gri Bolge (Short - Nonlinear Narrative) AWARDS - Premiered at the ‘65th Berlinale Generations 14plus Short Film Competition’ - EU 5th Human Rights Short Film Festival, TURKEY - SECOND RUNNER-UP - Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA - SPECIAL JURY MENTION 2014 Ziazan (Uplifting Drama - Short) AWARDS: Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform, ARMENIA - Best Project Award Mo&Friese Hamburg Children's Short Film Festival, GERMANY - FRIESE AWARD - FICAIJ International Film Festival for Children and Youth, VENEZUELA - BEST FICTION FILM AWARD - CAT – International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, RUSSIA - SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR DIRECTOR’S WORK WITH YOUNG ACTORS - Tokyo Kinder Film Festival, Tokyo, JAPAN – OPENING FILM - Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA - BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD - SEE a Paris, FRANCE - SPECIAL JURY MENTION - Atif Yilmaz Short Film Competition, TURKEY - 1st PRIZE - ROFIFE International Short Film Festival, TURKEY - FESTIVAL SPECIAL MENTION - Diversity in Cannes Short Film Competition, FRANCE - JURY CHOICE & AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS - International Izmir Short Film Festival, TURKEY - PROMISING YOUNG ACTRESS AWARD Altin Cinar Film Festival, TURKEY - SHORT FILM JURY SPECIAL MENTION Scriptwriter 2020 Shame (Short Film) 2012 Earth Angels (Feature Film)

Screening Schedule

  • 10 Mar
    04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Bangladesh Film Archive

    F-5, Agargaon Administritive Area, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207

Credits and Casts

Director
Derya Durmaz
Story
Derya Durmaz
Script/Screenplay
Derya Durmaz
Editor
Theron Patterson
Producer
Emine Yildirim
Cinematographer
Meryem Yavuz
Leading Casts
Emy Vardanyan Erika Hakobyan Davit Gevorgyan Arsen Mevsisyan Armen Sargsyan Robert Harutyunyan Tatev Ghazaryan

Exhibition & Award History

Awards:
1) SEE a Paris South-East European Film Festival / Paris, FRANCE / April 2014 / SPECIAL JURY AWARD
2) Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase & Awards / Cannes, FRANCE / May 2014 / JURY CHOICE AWARD
3) Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase & Awards / Cannes, FRANCE / May 2014 / AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

4) Atif Yilmaz Short Film Competion / Mersin, TURKEY / May 2014 / 1st PRIZE
5) International Film and Audiovisual Festival for Children and Youth (FICAIJ) / Merida, VENEZUELA / May 2014 / BEST FICTION FILM AWARD
6) Mo&Friese Hamburg Children's Short Film Festival / Hamburg, GERMANY / June 2014 / FRIESE AWARD (Grand Prize)
7) International Izmir Short Film Festival / Izmir, TURKEY / November 2014 / BEST PROMISING YOUNG ACTRESS AWARD
8) 9th Boston Documentary and Short Film Competition / Boston, USA / November 2014 / BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
9) ROFIFE Rotary International Short Film Festival / Antalya, TURKEY / Mach 2015 / FESTİVAL SPECİAL AWARD
10) Altin Cinar Film Festival / Kayseri, TURKEY / May 2015 / SHORT FILM JURY SPECIAL AWARD

Festival Selection:
1) Festival du Cinema du Sud Est Europeen – April 2014 - Paris, FRANCE
2) Atıf Yılmaz Short Film Competition – May 2014 - Mersin, TURKEY
3) Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase – May 2014 – Cannes, FRANCE
4) FICAIJ International Children and Youth Film Festival – May 2014 – Merida, VENEZUELA
5) Mo&Friese Hamburg Children's Short Film Festival – June 2014 - Hamburg, GERMANY
6) International Ankara Film Festival –June 2014 – Ankara, TURKEY
7) Festroia International Film Festival – June 2014 – Sebutal, PORTUGAL
8) Tokyo Kinder Film Festival – August 2014 - Tokyo, JAPAN
9) DC Shorts – September 2014 - Washington DC, USA
10) Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults – September 2014 - Sydney, AUSTRALIA
11) International Adana Golden Ball Film Festival –September 2014 - Adana, TURKEY
12) The International Festival of Film for Children and Youth “AniFestROZAFA2014” – September 2014 - Shkodra, ABANIA
13) Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival – October 2014 - Antalya, TURKEY (Selected to the national competition/Withdrawn in reaction to censorship allegations about the festival)
14) Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival - November 2014 - Kyev, UKRAIN
15) Boston Turkish Film Festival – November 2014 – Boston, USA

16) “KIN” Women’s International Film Festival  - November 2014 – Yerevan, ARMENIA
17) Izmir International Short Film Festival –November 2014 – Izmir, TURKEY
18) Pommegranate Film Festival – November 2014 – Ontario, CANADA
19)International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Armenia –November 2014 – Yerevan, ARMENIA
20) International Festival on Wheels – December 2014 – Ankara – Sinop, TURKEY
21) “Kyrgyzstan – The Land of the Short Films” Festival – December 2014 – Bishkek, KYRGYZISTAN
22) Randevu İstanbul Film Festival – December 2014 – Istanbul, TURKEY
23) Yilmaz Güney Short Film Festival – January 2015 – Batman, TURKEY
24) IF Istanbul – February 2015 – Istanbul, TURKEY
25) Filmmor – March 2015 – Ankara, TURKEY
26) Nürnberg Turkey Germany Film Festival – Mach 2015 – Nürnberg, GERMANY
27) Akbank Short Film Festival – March 2015 – Istanbul, TURKEY
28) ROFIFE Rotary International Short Film Festival – Mach 2015 – Antalya, TURKEY
29) “8th International WAMMFest Women And Minorities in Media” Festival - April 2015 – Tawson, USA
30) Paris Turkish Film Festival – April 2015 – Paris, FRANCE
31) Ankara Accessible Film Festival – April 2015 – Ankara, TURKEY
32) CIFF Dubai International Children’s Film Festival - April 2015 – Dubai, UAE
33) İnönu University 8th Short Film Competition – May 2015 – Malatya, TURKEY
34) Kayseri Altin Cinar Film Festival – May 2015 – Kayseri, TURKEY
35) London Turkish Film Festival – May 2015 – London, UK
36) Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival – May 2015 – Ankara, TURKEY
37) “CAT” - the International Children's and Youth Film Festival – May 2015 - Moscow, RUSSIA
38) Red Tulip Film Festival – June 2015 – Roterdam, NETHERLANDS
39) 17th Seoul International Youth Film Festival (SIYFF) – August 2015 – Seoul, KOREA
40) Sharjah International Children's Film Festival – October 2015 – Sharjah, UAE