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Sevgi Hirschhäuser

Director, Writer, Editor  
2020
TOPRAK 
DRAMA,105 MINS.
First Feature Film
 

TOPRAK

Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak lives with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village town.

They try to make a living by selling fruits but while the religious Cemil is satisfied to live his life in poverty, Burak struggles to leave for the city and going to university.

When the grandmother gets sick, both have to make tough decisions that will change their lives.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS 2020

54th Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2020, Germany

German Premiere

WINNER

Gold Preise

 44th SAO PAULO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Mostra Internacional de CinemaBrazil

Brazil Premiere

39th OULU INT'L CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL, Finland 

Finland Premiere

29th Arizona International Film Festival 2020 Arizona, USA

Official Selection

29th Woods Hole Film Festival 2020 Woods Hole,USA

WINNER

Best Cinematography

Best Emerging Filmmaker

Best Drama Feature

Best Actor

29th Chichester International Film Festival, UK

Official Selection

20th Kansas International Film Festival, Kansas City, USA

Official Selection

19th Baikal International Film Festival  

"PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT"2020, Russia

Russia Premiere

18th Ischia Film Festival 2020 Ischia, Italy

Italien Premiere

***

WINNER

Best Cinematography

18th Oakland International Film Festival,Oakland, USA 

Official Selection

17th Vail Film Festival 2020, Colorado, USA

World Premiere

15th Annual Central Florida Film Festival, Florida, USA

Official Selection

 

15th Cyprus International Film Festival, Cyrus

WINNER

Best Director

14th The Buffalo International Film Festival, NY, USA

WINNER

Gold Bison - Best Narrative Feature

14th Lone Star International Film Festival,Texas USA

WINNER

Best Of The Fest

12th PriFest 

Prishtina International Film Festival 2020, Kosovo

Kosovo Premiere

 12th FUSION

SOUTH EUROPE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2020Spain

Official Selection

12th The Lahore International Children's Film Festival 2020, Pakistan

Pakistan Premiere

11th Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Oregon, USA

Official Selection

11th Interrobang Film Festival 2020 USA

Official Selection

10th Oceanside International Film Festival, USA

WINNER

Best Feature Film

Best Actor

10th Weyauwega International Film Festival, Wisconsin,
United States

WINNER

Honorable Mention: Best Feature Film

9th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Spain

WINNER

Best Feature Film

8th WOFF World of Film International Festival, UK

WINNER

Honorable Mention: Best Feature Film

(Semi-Finalist)

6th Footcandle Film Festival, USA 

Official Selection

6th Peak City International Film Festival, USA

WINNER

Best Directing Feature Foreign

Best Feature Foreign Language

6th Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival, Las VegasUSA

WINNER

Best Drama Feature Film

6th Montelupo Fiorentino International Film Festival,

Toscana, Italy

WINNER

Best Feature Film

6th SIFW - Sierra International Film Festival

 Bolivia, Plurinational State of

WINNER

Best Feature Film

5th Sherman Oaks Film Festival, USA

WINNER

Best Cinematography

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

5th Monmouth Film Festival, USA, New Jersey, USA

Official Selection

4th Swindon Independent Film Festival 2020 Swindon, UK

Official Selection

 4th Miami Independent Film Festival 2020 Miami, USA

WINNER

Best Feature Film

 4th Virgin Springs Cinefest 2020

WINNER

Best Debut Filmmaker

4th The North Bellarine Film Festival, Victoria, Australia

Official Selection

4th High Peak Independent Film Festival, England 

Official Selection

4th Almaty Indie Film Festival, Almaty, Kazakhstan

WINNER

Best Feature Film

3th Twin Tiers International Film Festival, Endicott, New York 

Official Selection

3th Moody Crab Film Festival 

WINNER

Best Feature Film

2th Wallachia International Film Festival, Romania

WINNER

Special Jury Mention

1st Garden Route International Film Festival, Western Cape, South Africa 

Official Selection

1st Tamil Nadu International Film Festival, Tamil Nadu, India 

WINNER

Best Director

Florence Film Awards 2020, Florance, Italy

WINNER

Best Cinematography

Rocky Mountain International Film Festival 2020, USA 

WINNER

Best International Feature Film

Kadoma International Film Festival 2020, Japan

WINNER

Honorable Mention

Mile High Film Awards  

WINNER

Best International Feature Film

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