December 22 - January 9| Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul

December 9|  Screening of Winter Sleep

September 19 - October 19| The Built Environment, Lower East Side in Istanbul

May 20, 2014| Threshold - A Staged Reading by Hasan Erkek

May 16 - 25, 2014| 13th New York Turkish Film Festival

May 15, 2014| Young Photographers Award Open Call Application Deadline

May 2-3, 2014| Sakinan Göze Çöp Batar (An Overprotected Eye Always Gets Sand in it)

April 1, 2014| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship

January 16 - March 1, 2014| Private Matters organized by Ceren Erdem, Jaime Schwartz, and Lisa Hayes Williams

November 12-30, 2013 | 2013 Young Photographers Exhibition in Istanbul at The Elipsis Gallery

August 2, 2013 | 13th NYTFF Film Submission Deadline

July 27-28| "Oasis" Presented by NY2Dance at Ailey Citigroup Theater

May 2013| 2013 YPA Winner Announcement

March 21| Deadline for SVA Summer Residency Scholarship Applications

November 30, 2012| Priene Hali Benefit Sale

August 26, 2012| Korhan Basaran performance at the Wild Project

June 27, 2012| 2012 SVA Open Studios

March 30-September 15, 2012| "Films About Conscience" Open Call

April 27-May 10, 2012| "The Space Between: A Panorama of Cinema in Turkey" at The Film Society of Lincoln Center

January 4-17, 2012| "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" at Film Forum 

January 4-15, 2012 | "Lick but Don't Swallow," by Ozen Yula

November 5-18, 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" Exhibition 

November 11, 2011|Kardes Turkuler Music Workshop

November 11, 2011| Asli Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade

November 13, 2011 Kardes Turkuler in Concert with Arto Tuncboyaciyan  feat. Special Guest Ara Dinkjian

October 15, 2011| Application Deadline for Call for Short Films: "Films about Conscience" Project

October 8, 2011|Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Nuri Bilge Ceylan at NYFF

July 13-16, 2011 | "For Rent," by Ozen Yula    

June 2011 | Summer Residency Program at SVA

May 2011 | "Young Photographers Award" winner announcement

April 11 | Summer Residency Program at SVA Application Deadline

March 25&27 | Public Screening of Majority (Cogunluk)

December 3-5, 10-12 | 12th New York Turkish Film Festival

October-November 2010 | Turkish Film Screenings in Ithaca (NY), Madison (MI), Milwaukee (MI) and Seattle (WA)

August 5, 2010 | Summer Residency Program: Open Studios & Exhibition



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Alltag / Everyday

Alltag / Everyday

2002, 90 minutes
Directed by Neco Çelik
Written by Neco Çelik and Nadya Derado
Story by Florian Panzner, Neelesha BaVora, Kida Ramadan and Erhan Emre 
Cinematography by Peter Steuger
Music by Enis Rotthoff
Produced by TeamWorx/BR
Featuring Erhan Emre, Andreas Guenther, Neelesha BaVora, Florian Panzer 

Tickets: $8 (Adults), $5 (Students/Members/Seniors)

Alltag (Everyday) tells the story of a tough neighborhood nicknamed "Little Istanbul" for its large Turkish immigrant population in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Veit manages a small laundromat in the neighborhood. He has a sister who helps him out financially, a drug-addicted brother, a mentally-ill mother, and a beautiful Turkish neighbor, Aliyah, who is engaged to a Turkish man. A deadly competition develops between Veit and Aliyah's fiancé, culminating in a brutal fight on a subway platform. According to Richard Bernstein of The New York Times, "Mr. Çelik is not interested in a storybook ethnic conflict. His film is not a German 'Mississippi Marsala,' or a 'Romeo and Juliet,' in which it is the ethnic difference itself that creates either the comedy or the tragedy. In 'Alltag' there is only one culture, the desperation-tinged youth culture of Kreuzberg itself, and while that may not exactly correspond to real life, it is Kreuzberg's separateness from the rest of Germany, and not the separateness of those who live within the district, that Mr. Celik wanted to depict." 

Festivals and Awards

2001 Hofer Film Tage (Germany)

Contact Info

Neco Çelik & Erhan Emre
Reichenbergerstr. 30
10999 Berlin, Germany
Tel: 49 30 695 36316

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