"Do not forget me Istanbul" was shown at the 30th Istanbul Film Festival.

"Don't Let the Darkness Be Forgotten" was shown at the 30th Istanbul Film Festival.

"Don't Let the Darkness Be Forgotten" was shown at the International Human Rights Film Festival and forum in Geneva.

"Brutal Consciences" received the Special Jury Award at the 22nd Ankara International Film Festival.

As Film Production has been a collective of independent filmmakers in Istanbul for over ten years, bringing together filmmakers from all over the Middle East. In 2006, its co-founder Hüseyin Karabey registered it as an offical production company in order to produce "My Marlon and Brando", which has already received some international awards, thus transforming Asi Film Production into an established and successful company in the public eyes.

Resources and facilities have been built up which are now being used by a collective of filmmakers who may be temporarily based in Istanbul but tell stories from all around the region.

Asi Film produced recently "Do Not Forget Me Istanbul" with 7 international directors.

No Darkness Can Make Us Forget
Do Not Forget Me Istanbul
Brutal Consciences
Captain Kemal, a Comrade
5-Year Syndrome
To Go - "My Marlon and Brando"
He Missed His Appointment with Death
Zeynep Tanbay Dance Project
Rhapsody and Melancholy in Tokai City
Verdict - Having Considered Everything
A Breath With Pina Bausch
One Country, One Time, One Man
We Deviated From the Path
A Gift for Nazim 1
A Gift for Nazim 2
Silent Death
Lost People and Streets
Name: Aytaç
Singles House
1 May 2 Films
Etrus Camp
Coming Soon...

Asi Film is a collective company formed by independent filmmakers. It produces motion picture, documentary film, short film and international co-production projects and also provides production services to international filmmakers working on projects in Turkey.

Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic actor from Iraq famous locally for his performance as Iraq's version of Superman, met Ayca on a film-set. He and Ayca, a fiery actress from Turkey, had a passionate love affair before returning to their respective homes. From his Kurdish village, Hama Ali sends Ayca video love letters which he has filmed on his handycam. She watches them from her sofa in Istanbul, with her cat for company. The video love letters capture the hellish violence engulfing Iraq, the goats and uncles populating his rural area, and also his tender affection towards her. Feeling suffocated by her own city and angered by the indifference towards the war that surrounds her, Ayca decides to make the journey eastwards to Iraq to be reunited with her lover. "To Go", a dramatic feature film, is based on the true story of Ayca's departure from Istanbul and her extraordinary journey to the Iraqi border. At a time when many people were fleeing from East to West in search of safety, Ayca makes the opposite journey, in search of love. She is helped by immigrant artists who live in the slums of Istanbul and the mothers of long distance truck drivers who she meets at various border towns. The journey takes her through breathtaking landscapes, strange encounters and terrifying times.

Director: Hüseyin KARABEY

Screenwriter: Hüseyin KARABEY, Ayça DAMGACI

Director of Photography: A. Emre TANYILDIZ

Music by: Kemal Sahir Gürel, Erdal Güney, Hüseyin Yıldız

Edited by: Mary Stephan

Sound Recordist: Mohammed MOKHTARİ

Produced by: Asi Film, Ajans 21, Motel Film, Lucinda ENGLEHART, Sophie LORANT, Hary Sutherland, Dennis Tal

Production Year:2008

Duration: 93 min



Hama Ali KHAN


Savaş Emrah ÖZDEMİR





27th İstanbul Film Festival – Best Actress Award

6th Tribeca Film Festival - New York – Best Director Award

15th Adana Golden Globe Film Festival – Best Actress Award

25th Jerusalem Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize

5th Yerevan Film Festival – Armenia – FIPRESCI Prize – Ecumenical Prize

14th Sarajevo Film Festival – Best Actress Award    

45th Antalya Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor, Volga Sorgu Tekinoğlu

4th Borderlands International Film Festival – Italy – First Prize Of Borderlands

21st Tokyo Film Festival – Best Asian Middle Eastern Film Award

13th International Film Festival Of Kerala – Rajatha Chakoram - Best Film Award – NETPAC Best Asia Film

13th Sofia Film Festival – The No Man's Land Award For Best Balkan Film

14th Nurnberg Turkey German Film Festival – Best Actress Award


37th Rotterdam Film Festival

26th Munich Film Festival

54th Taormina Film Festival

57th Melbourne Film Festival

6th Morelia Film Festival - Mexico

31st Mill Valley Film Festival - USA

5th Eurasia Film Festival - Kazakstan

24th Warsaw Film Festival - Poland

27th Vancouver Film Festival

29th Aspen Film Festival - USA

Abycine Film Festival - Spain

Selanik Film Festival - Greece

5th Bahamas International Film Festival    

5th Dubai International Film Festival

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