A short animated film by F. Nur Özkaya, a senior student in the Department of Communication and Design, was awarded second prize at the MAU Anifest, an animation festival held by the Maltepe University Faculty of Fine Arts.
Nur’s animation, titled “Sudan Çıkmış Balık” (Fish Out of Water), is also her graduation project. An experimental film, it portrays the experiences of individuals who feel lost or unable to adapt to the expectations of society.
“This project was very important for me,” said Nur after receiving her award. “I would like to thank all my COMD teachers as well as Maria Brzozowska [MFA ’16] for their efforts and guidance.”
An excerpt from the animation as shown at the Anifest awards ceremony may be seen here: https://youtu.be/-gRm0JFWwRA?t=2171