LTFF 2017 Competition Day 2: see the Spirit of Gezi and Ivy


This year’s London Turkish Film Festival (LTFF) is being screened entirely online, allowing lots more people to watch their fabulous selection of feature films, documentaries and shorts at a time and place convenient to them. You can see the full programme and buy tickets to screenings from here.

The film festival runs until 6 December 2017, and LTFF has teamed up with media partner T‑VINE Magazine to give away fifteen vouchers – one for each ‘film of the day’.

Each day, we will run a fresh competition based on a new film being screened at LTFF 2017. The winner can watch their chosen film for free online any time during the festival.

Day 2 of our completion sees us give away vouchers to see two striking films: the award-winning Sarmaşık / Ivy and Gezinin Ruhu / The Spirit of Gezi, which captures the zeitgeist of a popular uprising in Turkey in 2013.

Sarmaşık / Ivy premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The story centres on events after the owner of a large freight ship goes bankrupt, leaving his crew stranded off the coast of Egypt. As weeks go by, they struggle with boredom, deprivation and internal conflicts that brings out unusual experiences among this diverse crew: the no-nonsense captain Beybaba, a Kurdish giant, and a dope-smoking sailor with his eye on the meds cabinet for his next hit.

For those keen for an interactive experience, the film is being streamed live by LTFF on Saturday night, 25 Nov, and is followed by a Q&A with director Tolga Karaçelik.

The second prize is a voucher to see Gezinin Ruhu / The Spirit of Gezi, a documentary that charts the social dynamism during the Gezi Park uprising in June 2013. Piecing the events of the explosive month, it asks those who took part how the events changed them. The hour-long documentary will be streamed live on Sunday evening, with director Özgür Çataltepe taking part in a Q&A after – the winner of this film can watch live too or see the film at their leisure next week.

To win vouchers to watch either film, just answer the question below correctly and let us know which film you want us to watch. All correct entries will be entered into our free prize draw giving you a chance to win a voucher.



Fifteen vouchers, each one to see one of fifteen different films and documentaries that feature in this year’s London Turkish Film Festival.

Competition question

For your chance to win, tell us at which film festival did Sarmaşık / Ivy premiere?

How to enter

There are two ways to enter into our free prize draw:

Either like T-VINE Magazine’s Facebook page and leave your answer under the competition post pinned at the top of the page; OR

Send an email to marking the subject line LTFF 2017 Competition Day 2. If you are emailing your entry, please include your full name and, unless you tell us not to, we’ll also add your email to our mailing list to receive T-VINE’s free weekly e-newsletter.

Winners will be informed either by email or, for Facebook entrants, by a private message from T-VINE Magazine informing you that you have won, along with your voucher code.

Competition deadline

The deadline for your competition entry is midday on Monday 27 November 2017. We will announce the winners at 3pm the same day.

Competition rules

  • Scene from Turkish drama Sarmaşık / Ivy

    The LTFF 2017 Day 2 prize has two prizes on offer: a single voucher to an online screening of Sarmaşık / Ivy, and another voucher for the online screening of Gezinin Ruhu / The Spirit of Gezi.

    You must be 16 or over to enter.

  • Prizes are for a single online screening only.
  • The vouchers are issued by the festival organiser the London Turkish Film Festival and there is no cash alternative.
  • Only one competition entry per film per person.
  • The winners will be selected randomly by T-VINE Magazine.
  • The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-negotiable.
  • Winners must confirm their prize within 12 hours of being contacted. Failure to do so would render them disqualified and another winner picked. Unclaimed prizes will be offered to another entrant.
  • The judge’s decision is final.

For additional terms and rules governing T-VINE competitions, please visit the Terms and Conditions on the website, specifically Section C, clauses 51 to 59.


Good luck!