Story of a Job Interview

a film by Alkım Özmen

15 minutes - 2017 - Turkey / France

Erdem is a 35 years old journalist. He’s been unemployed for the last 15 months and he’s about to become a father. He desperately needs a job. Being rejected once again in a job interview, he takes the news editor as a hostage.

Alkım Özmen
Alkım Özmen is a first assistant director and short filmmaker based in Istanbul. After his graduation from the Istanbul Bilgi University Film Department by a M.A degree in 2005, he started to work as an assistant director. He took part in the production of over ninety episodes of TV series and nine feature films as (first or second) assistant director. One of those films is ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, which was bestowed Grand Prix by the Jury in Cannes Film Festival in 2011. He also directed three short documentaries and three short films.

Awards and Festivals:
Izmir Kisa Film Festival (Izmir,Turkey) - 3rd place, National Competition
Malatya International Film Festival (Malatya ,Turkey) - 2nd place, National Competition
Lions Short Film Festival (Turkey) - awards for Best Actor / Best Editing, National Competition
Van Ipekyolu Short Film Festival (İpekyolu, Turkey) - Jury Special Prize
IFSAK National Short Film Competition (Istanbul , Turkey) - second prize
KizKalesi Film Festival (Kizkalesi ,Turkey) - second prize
Boston (Boston,USA) Turkish Documentary & Short Film Festival - Special Mention

Ankara International Film Festival (Ankara, Turkey) - national competition
Cinéma en Liberté (Toulon, France) - out of competition
Film Ecran Libre International Film Festival (Aigues Mortes,France) - in competition
Beirut International Film Festival (Beirut ,Liban) - in competition
Thai Short Film and Video Festival (Phutthamonthon Thailande ) - in competition
Brest European Short Film (Brest ,France) - in competition
Festival Kinofest ( Kibutz Givat Oz ,Israel ) - in competition
The We Film Festival (Amsterdam ,Netherlands) - in competition
The Big Bang International Short Film Festival (Athènes, Grèce) - in competition
West Nordic International Film Festival (Alesund, Norway) - in competition
Festival tous courts (Aix en Provence ,France) - in competition
International Bosphorus Film Festival (Istanbul ,Turkey) - in competition
Tanger International Film Festival (Tanger,Marocco) - in competition
International Short Film Festival FIC (Argentina) - in competition
Third Eye Asian Film Festival (India) - in competition
AFSAD Film Festival (Turkey) - in competition
Hisar Short Film Selection (Turkey) - for projection
International Labor Film Festival Istanbul (Istanbul , Turkey) - in competition
Van Ipekyolu Short Film Festival (Turkey) - in competition
IFSAK National Short Film Competition (Istanbul,Turkey) - in competition
Preview Film Festival (Spain) - in competition
Norman Film Fest (Oklahoma , USA) - in competition
Kizkalesi Short Film Festival (Turkey) - in competition
Marmaris Film Festival (Muğla, Turkey ) - in competition
Beirut International Film Festival (Lebanon) - in compétition
Inter Labor (Argentin) - in compétition


Written and directed by : Alkım Özmen
Produced by : Ender Yeşildağ, Alkım Özmen
Coproduced by : Emilie Dubois & Olivier Berlemont - Origine films, Meryem Yavuz, Buğra Dedeoğlu
Cast : İbrahim Selim, Murat Kılıç, Alptekin Serdengeçti, Banu Tuna
Cinematography: Meryem Yavuz
1st Assistant Director : Başak Yoldan
Production Designer: Başak Aykut
Costumes Designer : Fadim Üçbaş
Editing : Buğra Dedeoğlu, Natalin Solakoğlu
Sound Design : Cenker Kötken
Partners & Support Turkish Republic, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Direction for Cinema

ISAN : 0000-0004-5421-0000-F-0000-0000-T
Visa : 146347