Private Project

Node

This is the story of those who live on an island in the middle of a lake. In the movie which tells that the life—even during childhood, youth and old age—does not change for this island and its residents, the time is depicted as a static phenomenon. The island never changes; no one leaves/can leave there even though years show them the reality called “death”. They dream about the things beyond the lake; these dreams are like meaningful journeys to them. They think of being somewhere else, in other places, maybe in different lives; however, they are knotted onto that island from cradle to grave just as their boats they knot on the dock at the end of every workday.

  • Engin Poyraz
    Director
  • Engin Poyraz
    Writer
  • Engin Poyraz
    Producer
  • Suat Küçükade
    Key Cast
  • Murat Yılmaz
    Key Cast
  • Tahsin Oktay
    Key Cast
  • Ömer Oylar
    Editor
  • Ömer Oylar
    Cinematographer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
    August 2, 2015
    Winner (Screenwriter of the Month)
  • The Monthly Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    August 31, 2015
    Best Cinematography (Nominee)
  • Västerås Filmfestival
    Vasteras, Sweden
    October 14, 2015
    Sweden Premiere
  • Jehlum Short Film Festival
    Sher-e-Kashmir, Srinagar, India
    October 1, 2015
  • Short Of The Month Online Film Festival
    India
    September 26, 2015
    Best Drama Short Film (Nominee), Best Cinematography (Nominee), Best Editor (Nominee)
  • Global Independent Film Festival
    USA
    September 23, 2015
    Best Short Film (Nominee), Best Filmmaker for Engin Poyraz (Nominee), Best Cinematographer for Ömer Oylar (Nominee), Best Actor Under 18 for Suat Küçükade (2. Runner-up), Best Environmental Film (2. Runner-up)
  • Blackbird film festival
    U.S
    Best Director of 2015
  • Cinavana International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    January 24, 2016
    Turkey
  • Sirius International Indie Film Festival
    Beijing, China
    January 23, 2016
    China
  • Festival de Cannes Court Metrage 2016
    France
  • AVIFF Cannes
    Cannes
    France
    May 18, 2016
    Franca
  • Largo Film Awards

    Switzerland
    Honorary Mention
  • Norwich Radical Film Festival
    Norwich
    United Kingdom
    August 27, 2016
  • Psarokokalo Athens Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    September 15, 2016
  • Jahorina Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
Distribution Information
  • Shorts International - Shorts TV
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Paid TV
Director Biography - Engin Poyraz

The director was born in Akhisar, Manisa in November 1987. Düğüm (Node)is his first professional short-length movie. An undergraduate of International Affairs and a postgraduate of Politics and Economics, Poyraz also engages in Expert Training in the field of administrative sciences, photography and songwriting. Setting the cinema as his biggest ambition of his life, Poyraz desires to continue his directing experience with short- and feature-length movies.

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Director Statement

According to me all people' stories is the same. People' stories have inspired me to make this film.