Octopus

Nominated for Best Short Film

Information

13' • Turkey • 2020

Turkish

Director: Engin Erden

Producer: Mehmet Seçen

Writer: Engin Erden

“Octopus” is a short film that follows 8 and 9 year-old best friends Ece and Efe on a hot, lazy summer day in Aegean seaside. Ece and Efe encounter different adults until they get tired of being pushed around and make a plan to prove themselves. But they are not aware of the price that they will have to pay for it.

Director's Bio: Engin Erden is a Turkish filmmaker who is living and working in Istanbul. He was born in İzmir in 1986. After studying filmmaking in Prague Film School, he went on to write and direct short stories, films, documentaries, and commercials. "Octopus" is his most recent short film which was shot in the summer of 2019. The film follows 8 and 9 year-old best friends Ece and Efe on a hot, lazy summer day in the Aegean seaside. It's a story about the consequences of growing up and how children and adults see the world differently. The film is made with the support of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema and Fongogo Crowdfunding campaign.