Pitching Forum
Pitching Forum: INFLAME has it's world premiere at the Berlinale

Turkish writer/director Ceylan Özgün Özçelik's debut feature INFLAME, that was at FEST - Pitching Forum 2015, has been selected by the 67th International Berlin Film Festival for the Panorama section.


Özçelik is an acclaimed name among Turkish cinephiles as the award-winning producer, writer and host of alternative TV show on cinema, En Heyecanlı Yeri / Climax, for a decade.


INFLAME is the only turkish film from at this year's edition which takes place from February 9 to 19, 2017. The film tells the story of Hasret, a news channel employee, who is being haunted by the same nightmare. Through these recurring nightmares, a question creeps into her mind: is it possible that her parents did not die in a car crash?


Through a woman's search of her past through her own memory, the psychological thriller asks questions on memory, collective memory, forgetting, and oblivion. INFLAME stars famous screen actor Algı Eke in the leading role.


The film was produced by Istanbul Film Production (IFP), along with the founder of production company Filmada, Armağan Lale; and Ceylan Özgün Özçelik as co-producers. INFLAME had support from the Ministry of Culture; was selected for !f Istanbul Sundance Lab and FEST Pitching Forum and won Anadolu Efes Work in Progress Award at Istanbul Film Festival's Meetings on the Bridge.