Wild

“Wild”
Synopsis
The film basically shows the contradiction of culture and nature. It tries to tell the contradictions of humans and animals through the buffalos and other animals living in the Kızılırmak river.the freedom of the Buffalos out in the nature comes to an end when their master forcefully take them to thebarns which are productions of a culture. The plot of this Wild Documentary has been structured differently. This film is an experimental movie with documentarial features. Inside the movie,not the words but The acts of the buffalo owners were emphasized. A style of a visual expression accompanied with background music and ambient sounds was adopted instead of interviews, off-voice and interior sounds.

  • volkan budak
    Director
  • volkan budak
    Writer
  • volkan budak
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    YABAN
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Shooting Format:
    1920x1080 Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 8th International Lions Short Film Competition
    İstanbul
    Turkey
    May 20, 2017
  • 15th International Environmental Films Festival
    İstanbul
    Turkey
    May 20, 2017
    3rd Prize of the People's Jury
  • Kristal Turna Short Film Competition
    Samsun
    Turkey
    February 20, 2017
    Best film
  • 1st Trabzon International Short Film Festival
    Trabzon
    August 27, 2017
    National Short Film Competition
    Best Picture
  • 3rd Marmaris Short Film Festival
    Marmaris
    October 22, 2017
    Documentary Category
    Screening
  • 5th Bosphorus Film Festival
    istanbul
    December 24, 2017
    National Short Documentary Category
    Finalist
  • 17th Kısa-Ca International Student Shorts Festival
    Konya
    November 26, 2017
    Documentary Category
    Suha Arin Special Award
  • Uşak Winged Seahorse Short Film Competition

    Screening
  • 2. Crystal Camera Between Universities Short Film Competition
    İstanbul
    November 8, 2017
    Screenings
  • 17. !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival 2018
    istanbul
    Turkey
    February 15, 2018
    Screenings
  • 68. Berlin Film Festival Turkish Films Catalog 2018
  • 14. Akbank Short Film Festival, Perspektif 2018
Director Biography - volkan budak

Volkan Budak works as an editor, cinematographer and director for documentaries and short film projects and also takes part in the production of educational videos, ads and video clips. He is a graduate of Film and TV department at Marmara University.

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Director Statement

At its core, my film aims to manifest the inherent contradiction between culture and nature. Specifically, I have tried to make explicit the conflict between humans and animals living around Kizilirmak River. Spending most of the year out in nature, buffalos’ freedom gets interrupted as their masters force them to the barns, which are products of a culture.

“Wild” has been structured in a different fashion compared to the traditional documentary style. This is an experimental film having characteristics peculiar to the documentaries. Rather than their words, I preferred to emphasize the acts of the buffalo owners and instead of employing interviews, O.S sounds and a narrator, I adopted a visual style accompanied with background music and ambient sounds.