Okul Traşı


Brother's Keeper - Okul Trasi - Ferit Karahan


Cast: Samet Yıldız, Ekin Koç, Mahir İpek

2021 / 85 min. / with English subtitles

Set over the course of a tense day at an isolated boarding school, this moral drama follows a boy's desperate fight to save his sick friend in the face of a rigid bureaucracy.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany (2021): World Premiere (Panorama), FIPRESCI Prize
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Editing
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2021)
  • Atlantida Film Festival, Spain (2021): Critics’ Award
  • Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Director, Best Editing
  • Chicago International Film Festival, USA (2021): Gold Hugo
  • Cinema Jove – Valencia International Film Festival, Spain (2021): Best Film, Audience Award
  • Duhok International Film Festival (2021): Best Kurdish Script
  • Fajr Film Festival, Iran (2021): Best Script
  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel (2021): Special Mention
  • Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults, Iran (2021): Winner International Competition
  • Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema (2021): Best Actor, Best Director
  • Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Portugal (2021): Best Actor
  • Ourense Independent Film Festival, Spain (2021): Best Director
  • Palic Film Festival, Serbia (2021): Best Director
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2021): Audience Award


Ferit Karahan photo c bagerkayaBorn in Muş, Turkey on 4 April 1983. He’s living in Istanbul. He started working as first assistant director on feature films. His short films Before the Flood and Yusiv’s Dream have been screened at numerous festivals and have won awards and honorable mentions. His feature debut The Fall From Heaven premiered at the Antalya Film Festival and won Best Film. Also won Best first Film Prize at the Ankara Film Festival and was later screened at more than 15 festivals and won more the 10 awards. He made “Eski Köye Yeni Adet” for FOX TV as TV Movie but FOX decided to release the film in movie theaters where it played more than 1 month in 340 cinema around Turkey.





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