The Waiting

Documentary and Short Film Competition


-- In Competition -

THE WAITING (Bekleyis)

Saturday, December 6, 2008,
3:15 p.m.
GSU Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Short / 2008 / 14 minutes / Turkey
Written and directed by Emine Emel Balci
Cast: Hayrettin Karaaslan, Bedriye Karaaslan


When the fate is not on your side, waiting becomes a painful silence.

Festivals and Awards

2nd Sarajevo Talent Campus


Emine Emel BalciEmine Emel Balci was born in 1984 in Amasya, Turkey. She has been studying in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Cinema-Tv Department since 2002. In addition to the films in her filmography below, she also worked in a feature film as first director's assistant. She also wrote short stories, published in some literature magazines; Lacivert, Koridor, Patika, Sonra Edebiyat ve Kül Story Magazine. She received special mention prizes with some of her stories. She has a Turkish Republic Culture and Tourism Ministry supported feature film script, dated 2007, named “Little Fish”. Her short film story “The Waiting” was supported by TURSAK Foundation and the Turkish Cultural Ministry. She is currently working in a script writing group and working on her own stories.


The Waiting (Bekleyis, 2008, short)

Women of the Lake (2007, documentary)

Sevda (2007, short; II. Silkroad Film Festival Competition)

Yakup (2006, short)

Yusuf and Ismail (2005, short)

A Short Film About Luck! (2002, short)