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Serdar YILMAZ


Serdar Yilmaz studied at Department of Painting and gained his MA and PhD from the same faculy, faculty of Fine Arts, at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. His films were submitted to various national and international festivals and awarded. His films and video installations were shown at galleries, solo&group shows and museums world-wide. He also worked as a production designer for many features and documentaries. www.serdaryilmaz.org
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Fried Chicken

Film director: 
Serdar YILMAZ
About the Director: 

Serdar Yilmaz (Izmit, 1973) graduated from Marmara University Department of Fine Art, Painting Department. (MA, PhD) His films have been presented at many national and international festivals and won awards. His experimental films and video installations have been shown at galleries, solo&group shows and museums internationally. He worked as production designer and art director on many features and documentaries. Films Serdar Yilmaz worked as art director include; “The Shadowless” (2009, Golden Boll Film Festival “Best Art Director Award”), “Waiting for Heaven” (2007, Golden Boll Film Festival and Ankara Film Festival “Best Art Director Award”). He currently works on his first feature movie and lecture at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University Faculty of Fine Art. Serdar is currently living and working in Istanbul.

Short Movies, Videos
“Fried Chicken”, 13’15’’, Experimental Short Movie, İstanbul, 2012
“Stairs”, 12’48”, Experimental Short Movie, İstanbul, 2009
“Silencxe”, İsparta, 2008 “Affective Defence”, 6’, İstanbul, 2007
“Where is My Place”, 7’, Moscow, Istanbul, 2003
“4 Kinds”, Four Short Movies, 4`, Istanbul, 2002
“Holland Documentary”, 10`, Amsterdam, Istanbul, 2002
“Red, Blue and Greys”, 3`, “Cubuk Kraker”, 7`, Istanbul, 1999-2000
“Control Documentary”, 20`, Holland, Istanbul, 1999-2000

Exhibitions and Screenings:
2011 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Other Bodies, Screening at Exhibition, Istanbul
2011 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” ODTÜ Film Days, Ankara
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Zero Film Festival, New York, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Oregon Film Festival, Oregon, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Yosemite Film Festival, Yosemite, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Portobello Film Festival, London, ENGLAND
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Athens International Film And Video Festival, Ohio, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Fresno Film Festival, California, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” İf İstanbul, AFM International Independent Film festival
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” 6. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali, İstanbul
2010 “Tatbikat”, Group Exhibition, Videos, Installation, Process Art, Manzara Perspectives
İstanbul, http://tatbikat-tatbikat.blogspot.com
2009 “Tatbikat”, Group Exhibition, Videos, Installation, Process Art, Karaköy Hafriyat
http://tatbikat-tatbikat.blogspot.com
2009 Rotterdam Film Festival, Screening of ‘Black Dogs Barking”
2008 “Tenneffus”, Group Exhibition in Moda, İstanbul (Installation)
2007 “Affective Defence”,(Video installation, performance with Tersane group, İstanbul
2006 Karga Art, “Confusion” “Chaos”, “Where is My Place”, Kadıköy, istanbul
2005 Tunel Art Festival, (Screening of “Control Documentary”, “Red, Blue and Greys”)
2004 “Turkish Delight”, Rio Contemporary Art Museum Rio, Brazil
2003 Art in Kiez, Berlin, (wall painting,exhibition,Where is My Place”, “R. B. and Greys”)
2003 Portobello Film Festival, London (screening of “Control Documentary”)

Original Title (If different): 
Kizarmis Tavuk
Producer: 
Serdar YILMAZ
Original Film Format: 
HD
Language: 
Turkish
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Screenplay: 
Serdar Yilmaz
Other languages or subtitles: 
English
Film Sound: 
Other
Production country: 
Turkey
Editing: 
Cicek Kahraman
Running time (In minutes): 
13
Film photographer: 
Meryem Yavuz
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Theme: 
Art-house films
Sound: 
Isa Bas
Festival selections: 

Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner, 2012
Brooklyn Film Festival, Official Selection, 2012

Publicity contact: 
Serdar Yilmaz
Music: 
Cenker Kokten
Awards received: 
Prizes 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards, “Bir Avuç Deniz” En İyi Yapım Tasarımı/Best Production Design, Yön.Leyla Yılmaz, Yapım Tasarımcısı: Serdar Yılmaz, USA Prizes: 2011 Adana Golden Tulip Film Festival, En İyi Film/Best Movie, “Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Aşırı Acıklı Hikayesi” Dir. Onur Ünlü, Art Dir. Serdar Yılmaz. 2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Short Movie Competetion Gold Level Winner (Kısa Film Dalında Altın Madalya) Oregon Film Festival, Oregon, USA 2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Short Movie Competetion Silver Sierra Winner (Kısa Film Dalında Altın Madalya)Yosemite Film Festival, Yosemite, USA 2008 San Sebastion Film Festival, Best Movie, “Pandora’s Box” Dir.Yeşim Ustaoğlu 2007 Alexandria Film Festival, Best Artistic Look, “Waiting for Heaven” Dir. Dervis Zaim 2007 Ankara Film Festival, Best Art Director, “Waiting for Heaven”, “Cenneti Beklerken”, Dir. Dervis Zaim Agaoglu, Kayseri, Cappadocia, İstanbul 2007 Adana Golden Tulip Film Festival, Best Art Director, “Waiting for Heaven”, “Cenneti Beklerken” and “Fog and Night” “Sis ve Gece”
Category/Format: 
Experiment
Art Director: 
Nadide Argun
Costume: 
Seda Yilmaz
Trailer availble: 
yes
Decor: 
Elif Oner, Baris Yikilmaz, Asli Dadak
Poster: 
Production year: 
February, 2012
Cast 1: 
Guler Okten
Cast 2: 
Selen Ucer
Cast 3: 
Burak Tamdogan
Cast 4: 
Mina Trabzon
Sales/distribution name: 
Serdar Yilmaz
Address: 
Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Faculty of Fine Art and Design Mahmutbey Dilmenler Cad. No:26, Bagcilar/Istanbul
Film synopsis: 
In a family made up of a grandmother, daughter and a 9-year old granddaughter, granddaughter is forced to eat. The moral supporter of this little girl who feels contented about her games and within her own world, is a man behind the curtain only visible to her and no one has any clue whether this man is real or imaginary. While the Fried Chicken is a monstrous and aversive thing for the little girl, it turns in to a four - meter -long avant-garde object that is pulled over by the (same) man behind the curtain under cheers in an isolated corner (street) populated by the homeless.
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