Two At The Border




Summer 2012. Two young men smuggle Syrian refugees to European ground. While the Turkish border is still porous, Greece barricades its borders with European support.




Original Title: Nacht Grenze Morgen


Writer/Director: Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla


Producer: University of Television and Film Munich 


With: Ali, Naser


DOP: Tim Kuhn


Editor: Ulrike Tortora, Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla


Music: Dimitri Grigoriev


Sound: Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla


Sound Mix: Gerhard Auer


Logline: 'Two At The Border' is a short documentary about two human smugglers at the border between Turkey and Greece.

Awards: Nominated for Best Student Film IDFA 2013

Dioraphte Encouragement Award for Best Short Film Go Short Nijmegen 2014

ESSA Short Film Award Ethnocineca Vienna 2014

Special Jury Award Documentarist Istanbul 2014

Special Jury Mention LatinArab Buenos Aires 2014

1. Jury Award Unlimited Festival Cologne 2014

Special Jury Mention Talca Festival Chile 2015


Festivals: IDFA Amsterdam

Duisburger Filmwoche

Short Film Week Regensburg,

International Film Festival Istanbul

Go Short Nijmegen

Ca' Foscari Venice

Akbank Short Film Istanbul

Ethnocineca Vienna

Hisar Kisa Film Seckisi

DOK.fest Munich

Sehsüchte ISFF Potsdam

Krakow Film Festival

Tau Film Festival Tel Aviv

Documentarist Istanbul

Wendland Shorts

Aegean Docs

Adana Golden Boll Festival

PriMed Marseille

Unlimited Festival Cologne

Cine Migrantes Buenos Aires

Cine Fertil LatinArab FF Buenos Aires

Filmschoolfestival Munich

DokumentArt Festival

Talca Short Film Festival Chile

26th AIFF Ankara

FIDÉ Festival France

Microcinemigrante Sao Paolo


Status: Distribution through HFF Munich


Release: September 2013


Technical Data: Documentary, 30 minutes, DCP,  5.1 Dolby SR









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