Wicked Girl

Kötü Kız
Director: Ayçe Kartal

France, 2017, animation, 8 mins., Turkish su English and Lithuanian subtitles, N-7

S. is an eight-year-old Turkish girl endowed with an exuberant imagination, who loves nature and animals. When, from her hospital bed she recalls the happy days spent in her grandparents village, dark and terrifying memories rise to the surface and slowly start to make sense.

Film based on a true story.

2018 Best short film in the National Competinio of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2018 Best short film in the National short film competition of Istanbul International Film Festival
2017 Best Short film in Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2017 Best International Short in St. Louis International Film Festival
2017 Best short film in Annecy International Animated Film Festival

About the director

In 2000, Ayce Kartal graduated in Fine Arts Animation Department of Anadolu University in Eskişehir, his home town in Turkey. Between 2000 and 2004, he worked as a research assistant in this same department.  After completing the Time Based Arts Pre-PhD program of the New South Wales University in Australia, he got a scholarship to join the filmmaking section of the New York Film Academy. He graduated in 2009. All of his short films are multi-awarded in festivals.

In 2013, he directed Backward Run, a short film about Parc Gezi’s events of 2013 in Istanbul, produced by Les Valseurs. This film, made in the rush of the events, had a real impact in Turkey. It has been selected in ten festivals and won over fifty awards in Turkey, France and all around the world. In 2017, Ayce Kartal directed Wicked Girl. The short film was made of 10 000 drawings.

Section: Experiences

Screenplay: Ayçe Kartal

Music: Silvino Patricio Guarda

Producer: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty