The winners of this year’s Slamdance Film Festival awards have been announced, with Turkish immigrant drama “Across the Sea” picking up the audience award for the best narrative feature.
COMD alumna Nisan Dağ (’08), along with her directing colleague Esra Saydam, received the award at the 21st Slamdance Film Festival, which took place January 23-29 in Park City, Utah. “Across the Sea” is their debut feature-length film.
The film’s plot revolves around Damla, a Turkish immigrant estranged from her homeland; she lives in New York City with her husband, Kevin, and the couple is expecting their first child. But Damla is still haunted by memories of her first love, and when she returns to Turkey with Kevin, she must confront a troubling secret from her past.
“Across the Sea” will be screened by the Architects’ Association (Mimarlar Derneği) at their headquarters, located at Cinnah Caddesi 19/3, on February 24 at 7:30 p.m.