Çek-Yat. 48 hours-long film jam.
3 nights and 4 days of glamping.
Çek-Yat Overnight Film Jam is a 48 hours-long filmmaking marathon.
As we like to call it, the zip. format of filmmaking.
After ‘18 and ‘19, in the Çek-Yat ‘21, we invite 48 cinephiles all around Turkey to Nesin Villages and challenge them to make a short film just in 48 hours.
To shoot the short films, the subject of which will be announced in the first minute of the marathon, the participants will form teams of 6 people out of 48 people they have never met and will try to fit all stages of the filmmaking process into 48 hours.
After 48 hours it’s all jury, winners, and party!
Yes, it sounds hard. But in filmmaking marathons and jam culture, 48 hours is a globally recognized amount of time to begin a creative process and come to a conclusion in the spirit of a jam. For real. Moreover, this limited-time allows you to experience all the whims of the film industry: working with strangers, dealing with extreme deadlines, establishing an environment outside your comfort zone, utilizing limited opportunities, thinking collectively, disagreements, setbacks, epiphany moments, fun times… and more.
In the first minute of 48 hours, this year's theme will be announced, the next 47 hours and 58 minutes will be a free creation phase, and in the last 1 minute, we expect you to sprint towards the jury to submit your film. But sure, no one guarantees that we will not distract you with small events, workshops, and conversations during this process.
If we said strangers, only for the first few hours. Then, we are sure you’ll blend faster than we planned. As a secret, we are kinda jealous about that situation. But of course blend! Otherwise, that film won't fit in that 48 hours.
This year we will host 48 participants. From the moment the film theme is announced, you will freely form a team of 6 people out of 48 people and share tasks. This year, unlike previous years, we will accept at least 8 people who are experienced in acting on the Çek-Yat. In this way, no team will be left without actors, and unless you prefer, you will not have confused teammates trying to act while fixing lights. 48 hours, 48 participants… Doesn’t it sound like 48 is our lucky number?
Did we tell you about the relationship between art and space? We won't mention it now either, but it's a valuable relationship, that's for sure. Our partner Nesin Villages is hosting us this year, and trust us, Çek-Yat has never looked that beautiful before. Çek-Yat '21 participants will shoot around the unique architecture of Nesin Villages, the lively and hilly streets of Şirince, and the olive tree-themed natural backdrop of the Aegean; also sleep in the dorms of Nesin Villages The meals are again from Nesin's generous kitchen Bol Kepçe.
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