Class of 2021, Nominated for Best Picture

The Gas

by Utku Çırak, Dokuz Eylul University

At the end of an extraordinary situation in the village, when the people of the village cannot reach the government, they try to break a curse by organizing various rituals under the leadership of the Mukhtar and Kadir. After a while, the government official who comes to the village will confront the villagers with another reality in an authoritarian manner.

MSFF 2021 Screening Times

The Gas is screening at MSFF, happening December 28-29, 2021. Our Festival livestream is free, and open to the public. You can watch the film on December 28th, 2021, at 3:30pm EST.

Prefer to watch it on your own time? With, our experimental VOD option this year, you can watch all of this year's film slate up to seven days after the Festival ends. Purchase required.

About The Film

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About The Filmmaker

Utku Çırak

He born in 1997. He graduated Cinema And Television department as bachelor degree in Akdeniz University. He continue master degree on Film Design department in Dokuz Eylül University.

He is making art videos and essay videos. He is assigned as a one of 'Young Jury' in 54th Antalya International Golden Orange Film Festival. He joined Bela Tarr's Masterclass in Antalya Film Festival.

He is working as art assistant, designer in cinema industry and series in Turkey. He is preparing cinema reviews for academy and cinema journals. Gaz (2020), has been finalist in "19.Sinema Burada Festival 4. Short Film Project Competition"


-Utku Çırak, Director
-Utku Çırak, Writer
-Utku Çırak, Producer
-Tonguç Gündüz, Producer
-Gökhan Güvenatam, Key Cast “Mukhtar”
-Sadık Kabakçı, Key Cast “Kadir”
-Ömer Şinasi Üstün, Key Cast “Deputy Governor”
-Tuğba Beyaz, Director's Assistants
-Ali Ünlü, Director's Assistants
-Bulut Gümüşboğa, Director's Assistants
-Volkan Yıldız, Director Of Photography
-Doğancan Tuğrul, Art Director
-Bahadır Alptekin, Sound Recordists
-Abdülmelik Öcal, Sound Recordists
-Yasin Sabır, Camera Assistant
-Keamran Mahmudov, Art Assistant
-Cansu Eray, Continuity
-Utku Çırak, Post Production
-Ahmet Erdil, Post Production
-Anıl Çınar, Post Production
-Naci Bütev, Technical Sponsor
-Masal Medya, Production Technical Sponsor

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