Film Fest 52


Inaugural International PSA & Micro Short Competition

Wednesday, November 6th
6:30pm Reception
7:00pm Screenings With Brief Intermission
Complimentary wine will be served


The inaugural International PSA, Micro Short, Movie Trailer & Advertisement Competition is an extension of FilmFest52, the unique and popular weekly film festival produced by the Connecticut Film Festival at the Bethel Cinema. The competition focuses on PSAs and short form Micro Short films in 14 categories including: Politics As Usual, LGBTQ , MeToo, Mental Health, Advertisements, Movie Trailers & Teasers, Stop Domestic Violence, Broker Peace, Black Lives Matter, Stop The Bullying and an Open Category. The 2019 competition will award special recognitions to PSAs dealing with the issue of Domestic Violence and Recovery.

This unique, one of a kind, film exhibition event was created to improve visibility and community awareness of the Danbury Women’s Center, its mission to stop domestic violence and its importance to serve victims throughout the region. Through a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and its "EndWorks" program, Connecticut Film Festival's: FilmFest52 weekly festival plans to achieve this with an annual call for submissions for PSAs and Micro Shorts to students, professional and novice filmmakers and marketing and advertising agencies interested in producing short form projects which address Stopping Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Recovery

It is our hope that this new annual film festival can help begin the healing for many victims of Domestic Violence and their families by bring the community together in recognition of the problem and sharing through the visual stories that only Micro Shorts and PSAs can show on the big screen.



7:00pm Wed Nov 13
"BOZKIR, Look At The Birds" A Turkish Import Without The Tariffs
6:30pm Complimentary Wine & Refreshments
7:00pm Film & Discusion


Abdullah and Cripple Ziya are gun dealers in the Bozkir district of Konya. They put honesty, honor, and dignity before anything else. Even though Abdullah and Cripple Ziya have opposite personalities, their friendship and partnership go back many years. Abdullah has worked hard and finally bought the horse he has been dreaming of. Now, all he wants to do is to marry his beloved Emine and build a happy life. Cripple Ziya lives one day at a time. He has no intention of settling down, he only cares about spending his money for his own happiness. One day, Abdullah and Cripple Ziya visit Abdullah’s friend Bekir the Potter whom Abdullah has known from his time in military service.