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10 minutes 30 seconds|Turkey


Abdullah Şahin





Film Duration:

10 minutes 30 seconds




Abdullah Şahin


Abdullah Şahin, Eda Şahin, Eyüp Şahin


Ilyas and Ahmet are two close friends. Emir, Syrian refugee completes the gang. Ilyas wants to make the tryouts for a local football team and saves money to buy new cleats. Emir shares his ideal. After seeing his father pays the debts of Emir’s family at the grocery store, Ilyas gives his new cleats as a gift to Emir in order to join to the tryouts. However, his own cleats tear up just after. The shoemaker gives him a bigger cleats temporarily. The tryouts morning one of Ilyas’ cleats drops to the river. When Ilyas and Ahmet try to take it out, Emir surprises them with what he’s done.

Director's Statement

“When a pair of cleats represents true friendship”

Abdullah Director

Abdullah Şahin


He was born in Istanbul in 1987 and graduated from the Cinema and Television, Department of the Istanbul Şehir University. He is pursuing his master's degree in the same field. 


Artı Bir 2018 Plus One

Krampon 2019 Cleats

Plus One Awards

1st Best Film, Focus on Ability Short Film Festival, Avustralia, 2019

1st Best Film, 5.TRT Communicators of the Future, Short Film Category, Turkey, 2019

3rd Best Film Award, Inegol Prejudice Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2019

Shorts From Turkey, 41.Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival, France, 2019

Highly Commended Award, Canberra Short Film Festival, Australia, 2019

Finalist, Ankur Film Festival, India, 2019

Finalist, Asia Peace Film Festival, Pakistan, 2019

Finalist, Duka International Student Film Festival, Bosnia, 2019

Finalist, Kısa-ca 19th International Student Film Festival, Turkey, 2019

Finalist, Alder International Film Festival, USA, 2019

Finalist, Unicef Innocenti Film Festival, Italy, 2019

Finalist, Wide Angle Film Festival, Australia, 2019

Finalist, Breaking Waves Film Festival, Kanada, 2019

Finalist, Sabancı Foundation Short Film Long Impact Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2018

Finalist, International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, Bulgaria, 2019

Finalist, Zeitimpuls Short Film Festival, Austria, 2019

Finalist, Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival, USA, 2019

Official Selection, Afsad 3. International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2019

Official Selection, Milwaukee Micro International Film Festival, USA, 2019

Official Selection, Proud of Heritage, Open to the World Short Film Competition, France, 2019

Official Selection, Lift-off Glabal Network Sessions, UK, 2019

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