Ararat

A Film by Engin Kundağ

Synopsis

Noah has not seen his father for ten years. Shortly before his father dies, Noah makes the 3,000 mile journey to Mount Ararat but arrives too late, and has to bury his father at the foot of the legendary mountain. His gentle brother still lives in his father’s old village. He leads an unhappy marriage with his energetic wife, who thinks of her husband as a weakling. Noah tries to mediate. But where exactly will they lead, these best intentions of a man who left his village so long ago and is now nothing more than a stranger?

Director

  • Picture of Engin Kundağ © Borris Kehl

    Engin Kundağ

    Born in Bielefeld in Germany in 1984. He took his high school diploma in Indianapolis and subsequently studied philosophy and psychology. In 2007 he directed a play, “Rost“ at Cologne’s Studiobühne and took up studies in screenwriting and directing at the ifs international filmschule köln, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2012. Section Perspective German Cinema Berlinale 2012 with the closing film ARARAT.

Awards + Festivals

  • 62nd INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN - BERLINALE (Germany, Perspektive Deutsches Kino) February 9, 2012
  • 17th FILMFESTIVAL TÜRKEI/ DEUTSCHLAND (Germany, Competition)March 1, 2012
  • 3rd NEW TALENTS 2012– BIENNALE COLOGNE (Germany, Competition)May 12, 2012
  • AVVANTURA FILM FESTIVAL(Zadar, Kroatia)August 28, 2012
  • OSTRAVA KAMERA OKO 2012 (Czech Republic)September 27, 2012
  • 9th FILMFEST EBERSWALDE (Germany, Competition)October 3, 2012
  • 13th IZMIR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Turkey)November 2, 2012
  • AWARD FOR BEST DOP
    10th SKENA UP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL (Prishtina, Kosovo)December 3, 2012
  • FILOFEST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL 2012 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)December 1, 2012
  • 7th ZUBROFFKA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Bialystok, Poland)December 3, 2012
  • MATINÉE ALLEMANDE COUP DE FOUDRE – LE COURT MÈTRAGE ALLEMAND (Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 7, 2013
  • MOMA NEW DIRECTORS/ NEW FILM - FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER (New York, USA) March 19, 2013
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2013 (Int’l Competition)March 23, 2013
  • 25th FILMFEST DRESDEN (National Competition, Germany)April 17, 2013
  • 14th AMATEUR AND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL KAN (Competititon, Poland)April 17, 2013
  • 12th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Tiburon, USA)April 19, 2013
  • 13th LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FETSIVAL (Lanzarote)April 22, 2013
  • 23rd MEDIAWAVE INTERNATINAL FILM AND MUSIC GATHERING (Hungary)April 28, 2013
  • CELLU L’ART – KURZFILMFESTIVAL JENA (Germany) April 26, 2013
  • 5th LJUBLJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Slovenia)April 29, 2013
  • HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA/ NYC/ PARIS May 16, 2013
  • MEDIENFESTIVAL PLATTFORM:[NO BUDGET]#11 (Tübingen, Germany)May 31, 2013
  • 2nd SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (USA)June 6, 2013
  • 36th NORWEGIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Oslo, Norway)June 13, 2013
  • 28th VALENCIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CINEMA JOVE SHORT FILM COMPETITION (Spain) June 20, 2013
  • 21st ART FILM FESTIVAL (Slovak Republic)June 21, 2013
  • 16th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - MOBILE SIFF “SPECIAL SCREENING FOR OUTSTANDING SHORTS” (China)June 22, 2013
  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST & FILM MARKET (USA)June 23, 2013
  • 8th SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)June 23, 2013
  • GOLDEN APRICOT YEREVAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Competition Section, Armenia)July 13, 2013
  • ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM – APCHAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (France)July 26, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)September 1, 2013
  • 36th GREEK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF DRAMA (German special program, Greece)September 16, 2013
  • 4th FILMINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (WORLD SCREEN Section, Sofia, Bulgaria)October 16, 2013
  • *BEST FICTION FILM*
    6th U.FRAME – INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Portugal)October 18, 2013
  • THE FESTIVAL in DRAMA TRAVELS IN ATHENS (Greece)October 31, 2013
  • ARWARD FROM THE MAYOR OF COBLENZ
    30th VIDEO/FILM TAGE - SCREENING_013 KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 1, 2013
  • 26th CASTELLINARIA FILM FESTIVAL (Competition short section, Switzerland)November 16, 2013
  • AUDIENCE AWARD
    UNLIMITED #7 KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN (Special Program “Köln Spezial”, Germany)November 15, 2013
  • FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (medium-length Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 27, 2013
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTING CATEGORY*
    7th GRAND OFF WORLD INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Warsaw, Poland)December 1, 2013
  • 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FETSIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)December 10, 2013
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2013“
    AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION
  • SEAL OF APPROVAL: ''HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW):

Crew

Director
Engin Kundağ
Screenplay
Engin Kundağ
Director of Photography
Borris Kehl
Producer
Engin Kundağ
Editor
Jonas Thoma
Sound
Jonas Thoma
Music
Volkan Terror & Tobey Dope

Details

Running Time
25:19
Shooting Format
HD Cam
Screening Format
HD Cam, DCP, DigiBeta, .mov, BluRay
Aspect Ratio
1:1.78 (16:9)
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL & PRODUCTION

Internationale Filmschule Köln
Monika Bremen
Werderstraße 1
D-50672 Köln

+49 (0) 221 92 01 88 26

M.Bremen@filmschule.de
festivals@filmschule.de

http://www.filmschule.de/