Ultra short films to occupy the public space

Short films will be screened simultaneously in more than 200 cities and more than 20 countries around the world, including Turkey, during the Art By Chance Ultra Short Film Festival Packing a punch into just half a minute, ultra-short films aren't coming to a theater near you, but somewhere even closer: Everywhere in the urban space.

Until Feb. 15, 25 short films as part of the Art By Chance Ultra Short Film Festival will be screened in more than 200 cities and more than 20 countries around the world in public spaces usually occupied by commercial advertising, including airports, train and bus stations, plazas, cultural institutions, university campuses, restaurants and bars, as well as shopping malls, integrating art into the urban fabric of the city.

"This festival provides emerging filmmakers and artists with all levels of experience the chance to broadcast their work to a global audience. It is amazing to see the variety and creativity in this year's pool of submissions," said Hatice Ça?lar, director of Art By Chance.

This year films, which are 30 seconds in length and organized around the theme of "discovery," were submitted from 48 countries including Azerbaijan, India, Malaysia, Sweden, Tanzania, the United States, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany and Brazil.

"The selection of films was a unique mix of some of the most creative and experimental short-form storytelling from around the globe. Bold themes such as love, life, environment, self-reflection and discovering the great world around us emerged from this year's group of films," said Ryan Harrington, vice president of artist programs for the Tribeca Film Institute.

In addition to Harrington, the jury for the fifth edition includes Dick Cook,...

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