Rotten Shadow

Rotten Shadow is a short film by Gullu Cicek. A young Syrian refugee girl who lives in the streets of Istanbul makes an unusual friendship.

Rotten Shadow: Full film

Rotten Shadow: A short film about love between two strangers [by Güllü Çiçek]

Rotten Shadow has been selected for the film festivals below:

  • Rotten Shadow won the first prize for the Best International Short Film at the Rome Film Awards 2024
  • My Love Michelle Short Film Festival (San Antonio, Texas, United States)
  • iChill Film Festival (Manila, Philippines)
  • Europa Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain)
  • STIFF Semi-finalist 2018 (Turin, Italy)
  • International 573 Film Festival (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States)
  • Short Film Showcase Festival (Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States)
  • Rassam International Short Film Festival (Tehran, Iran, the Islamic Republic of)
  • MigrArti Film Festival (Caltabellotta, Sicily, Italy)
  • Green Valley International Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Thunderdance Film Festival (Hackney, London, United Kingdom)
  • In-Short Film Festival 2018 (Nigeria)
  • Dogslaughter Film Festival (Corbin, Kentucky, United States)
  • Rwanda Film Festival (Kigali, Rwanda)

Scenes from Rotten Shadow:

Rotten Shadow Scene: beggar
Rotten Shadow Scene: beggar
Rotten Shadow Scene: Gul and beggar
Rotten Shadow Scene
Rotten Shadow Scene: kindergarten
Rotten Shadow Scene: kindergarten