Seçici Kurul

  • Main Selection Jury
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    ALEXANDRE DOSTIE

    Director, Poet

    Born in rural Quebec, Alexandre Dostie is a self-taught artist, poet and filmmaker, with a unique background. His short films, Mutants (2016) and I'll End Up in Jail (2019), gathered critics and jury’s recognition with dozens of awards and selections in hundreds of festivals around the world, including Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere and TIFF. Both also released as Staff Pick Premiere on Vimeo, racking up to this day close to 1 million views. As a poet, his first published collection, Shenley (2014), is in its third reprint. The publication has since been used in several plays in French-speaking Canada and in dozens of public readings. A new collection of poetry is to be published next year. Alexandre contributes to various Quebec literary reviews as well. In 2020, he published Trois saisons aux courses, a logbook on the world of horse racing, on behalf of Nouveau Projet, one of the most prestigious magazines in Canada. Dostie is currently working as a script doctor and writing his first feature film, SHAPE.


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    ANDREA CORSINI

    Director, Scriptwriter

    Andrea Corsini is a multiple awarded director and screenwriter who works in film and advertising industry. His works has been showcased at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Aesthetica (BAFTA Qualify), Rhode Island (ACADEMY Qualify), Triennale di Milano, Fantasia (Canada), BIFAN (South Korea), Fantaspoa (Brazil). He's been a selected director in film develpoment program at Cannes' Frontières (Fantasia & Marchè du Film), InProgress (Milano Film Network), European Genre Forum (EFG).

    He started his carrier directing indipendent music videos. In 2011 he wrote and directed the short film Non Nel Mio Giardino with Paolo Briguglia. In 2018 his experimental documentary Societas Mortis has been premiered at MiMo Triennale di Milano. In 2019 he’s written and directed the short film Ferine premiered in competition at 76. Mostra del Cinema di Venezia Int. Critics Week, 9 times nominated for Melies d’Argent Best European Short Film, selected in more than fifty film festival in twenty countries where it won twenty international awards.


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    ANTHONY NTI

    Director

    Anthony is a Ghanaian-born filmmaker from Belgium. He studied film at the RITCS in Brussels. His short films Kwaku, Boi were festival favorites. His latest film Da Yie won the Grand Prix at the 2020 International Short Film Festival Clermont Ferrand. Currently working on his first feature-length film ‘Postcard’ & TV-show Clemenceau. Postcard won second prize at the Sam Spiegel FilmLab & Clemenceau was selected for Torino Series Lab.

    Anthony co-wrote and directed the miniseries, SHAQ, for VRT. In 2020, he was listed as one of the most promising filmmakers in Belgium and Netherlands by the NRC, Dutch national newspapers.


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    BARIŞ SARHAN

    Director

    Born in Istanbul. After his visual arts education, he worked as a graphic designer, art director and commercial film director. In 2009, he made his first short film ‘Slippers’ and then went to New York, and studied cinema at NYU. He continues to make moving images like feature and short films, commercials, music videos, animations, while creating his own visual language. Cemil Show is his first feature film which will have its world premiere at the 50th Rotterdam Film Festival.


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    EMILIE MANNERING

    Director

    Emilie Mannering is a self-taught filmmaker from Montreal. Her award-winning short films have been featured in more than a hundred international competitions. She was nominated twice at the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Canadian Live Action Short Film (for STAR and Mahalia Melts In The Rain). She is currently in post-production for her fourth short film called Brasier. Emilie is also a TIFF Talent Lab alum.


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    GLORIA DE OLIVEIRA

    Director, Musician, Actress

    Gloria de Oliveira is a German-Brazilian multidisciplinary visual artist, musician and actress. She has been writing and performing music since childhood, at first aspiring to become an opera singer - through a twist of fate she ended up studying drama in London instead, subsequently working as an actor for the stage, film and radio, starring in international features and TV shows such as Babylon Berlin (2016 - 2020), Counterpart (2017) and Strawberry Bubblegums (2015).

    Wanting to further explore a multidisciplinary approach that combined her interest in performance, visual art and sound, De Oliveira began studying Fine Art at HFBK Hamburg and at École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Her experimental short films and music videos have been screened and awarded at film festivals around the world and in 2013, she was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.

    In 2017, she started to release tracks under the project name lovespells, culminating in the 5-track EP LUA AZUL. In the spring of 2018, Gloria won the KRACH + GETOESE prize, Hamburg’s award and support programme for up-and-coming musicians, which enabled her to work on her two self-produced EPs LA ROSE DE FER and LEVRES DE SANG at Clouds Hill Recordings, both released digitally and on limited edition cassette tape through her own imprint LA DOUBLE VIE and the cult cassette label DISPERSION RECORDS in 2019.

    On March 27, 2020 her debut album FASCINATION was released by the Cologne label Reptile Music and distributed by Cargo Records on CD and Vinyl, including remixes by artists such as Gudrun Gut, Box And The Twins and Fragrance.

    In 2021, she composed & produced the score for Peter Thiers’ play PARADIESISCHE BAUTEN, which premiered at the renowned Thalia Theater in Hamburg in the summer of that year.

    She is currently working on her second full-length album.


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    GREGORİO FRANCHETTİ

    Director

    Gregorio Franchetti was born and grew up in Rome, Italy. After graduating from SOAS, University of London, he worked on various independent film productions and then took up a degree in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University in New York. Lobster Dinner, his graduation film, won the special mention at the Berlinale's Generation program and the first prize at the Coppola Short Film Competition. Gregorio currently lives between Rome and Milan where he is developing his first feature film.


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    THANASİS NEOFOTİSTOS

    Director

    Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Greece. Member of European Film Academy (EFA), Berlinale & Sarajevo Talents alumnus and Head Programmer of Student Int’l Competition of Drama Int. Short Film Festival. His short film, PATISION AVENUE (13’-2018), premiered at 75th Venice Film Festival, won 3 awards at 41st Clermont-Ferrand 2019 (Jury, Canal+, EFA) and was a 2019 Festival-Hit with more than 100 film festival selections. ROUTE-3, his latest film, world-premiered at 44th TIFF Toronto 2019 and then again in 42nd Clermont-Ferrand 2020. GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20’-2014) was his successful thesis (best Greek short film of 2014, over 50 IFF), and SPARKLING CANDLES (9’-2019) is his LGBTQI+ super cute queer short film that premiered at the legendary 43rd Frameline IFF. He is now in the financing stage of his debut feature film, which he envisions as his personal coming-of-age Greek tragedy; THE BOY WITH THE LIGHT-BLUE EYES (aka PETER AND THE WOLF), the film got the main GFC, ERT & Media funding and has been developed, amongst others, at First-Films-First, MFI, Sarajevo. His next feature film project, WILD BOARS, is developing through Torino Film Lab 2019 & MFI.


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    ZEYNEP ATAKAN

    Producer

    Born in İstanbul, Zeynep Atakan graduated from the Department of Film and Television at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Marmara University. From 1986 to 1999, she worked in various roles in the television advertisement industry and specialized as a producer. After 1994, she continued her work at the company she co-founded.

    In 1999, Atakan transitioned to the film industry and started producing international film projects. In 2007, she started Zeynofilm, a company dedicated to producing film projects.

    In 2010, Atakan was awarded the European Film Academy’s Best European Co-Producer award. The same year, she launched the Yapımlab Workshops, with which she aims to share her experience and knowledge as a producer with young filmmakers.

    Zeynep Atakan is still the Vice President of EWA, the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, which works towards equal opportunities for women working in the audiovisual industries in Europe and around the world.

    In 2014, Atakan was awarded the Uçan Süpürge Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and her production Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, the festival’s most prestigious award.

    Also in 2014, Zeynep Atakan started the Antalya Film Forum, a co-production and project development market organized as part of the International Antalya Film Festival and was its director until 2018. Atakan also organizes the Turkey section of the Young Audience Award, a project by the European Film Academy.

    She is the art director of the Sabancı Foundation Short Film Platform.

    Atakan is a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS), European Film Academy and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.


  • Mid-Selection Jury
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    AHMET TOĞAÇ

    Director

    Ahmet Toğaç was born in Erzurum in 1995. He studies Film Studies at Istanbul Okan University. He has written critics for several maganizes and web sites. Now he writes for 82Ekran website, which co-founder is, and works in Center for Turkish Cinema Studies (TSA). He filmed his first short and student movie ‘’Eavesdropper’’ in May 2019.


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    AKIN TEK

    Scriptwriter, Academician

    Akın Tek was born in 1974 in Germany. He received his undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University in the department of English Language and Literature, and completed his master's degree at the same university in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature with the thesis "Metafiction in İhsan Oktay Anar Novels". Starting from 2001, he taught critical reading and writing as a lecturer at foundation universities, and also organized reading workshops and creative writing courses at these universities. In addition, he works as a text/script writer, coach and consultant.

    In 2009, he curated the "Ihsan Oktay Anar Symposium and Exhibition" at Istanbul Bilgi University. His articles on the modern and postmodern novel have been published in various journals. He took stage design courses from Metin Deniz, comic books courses from Galip Tekin, screenplay courses from Derviş Zaim, and autor directors courses from Mithat Alam. Akın Tek, who participated in Murat Gülsoy's creative writing and Ebru Ceylan's screenplay workshops, attended the courses of Safa Önal, Macit Koper, Birol Güven, Ümit Ünal and Kürşat Başar in the screenplay workshop organized by the Scriptwriters Association. Akın Tek worked as a screenwriter at Don Quixote Production for a comedy show.

    The video-installation The Circle Jerk, he wrote, was exhibited in Barcelona Loop in 2016 and New York Moving Images and Paris FIAC in 2017. The video work Two Monologues, which he also contributed as the screenwriter and actor, took place at Future Collage and Deep Fried Dreams exhibitions.


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    EDA SANCAKDAR ONİKİNCİ

    Academician

    Eda Sancakdar Onikinci is a Ph.D researcher whose interests include 19th-century visual culture, histories of photography, visual representation of the face, construction and visualisation of personal memory through archives. She was a lecturer in İstanbul Bilgi University, Department of Film. Her teaching included theoretical and practical courses on the representation and the histories of face and body and the relationship between the spectator and the screen.

    With an academic background in Visual Culture, she also specialises in performance photography. Currently based in London, she has worked with independent performance artists, movers, and choreographers such as IQAC, collaborated with collectives, dance and theatre companies such as Queer Art Projects, Performistanbul, Rambert, Studio Voltaire and Pen International.


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    ELİF DEMOĞLU KURTOĞLU

    Academician, Director

    She was born in 1980 in İstanbul. She completed her undergraduate degree at Marmara University Faculty of Communications in 2003. She received her doctorate degree at the same university in 2003 with her thesis titled Reality in Cinema and Mock-Documentary. While studying she took part in various short films and documentaries, and worked in various tv news programmes. She worked as an assistant director in the 32nd Day TV program. She worked with Suha Arın at MTV Film. As a visiting student she studied at HFBK Hamburg. She shot a short mock-documentary film called The Last Amazon in Hamburg. The film screened at various national and international film festivals. She is still working as an Assistant Prof. in Marmara University Faculty of Communications Department of Cinema. She teaches Documentary Cinema.


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    ERİNÇ DURLANIK

    Director

    Born in Istanbul / Kadıköy. Graduated from Mechanical Engineering MSc in Politecnico di Milano. Specialised in Acoustics. Has three short films, selected and awarded across the globe. His short stories have been published in various magazines. Currently working as a producer/director in his own video production company.


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    EVA RINI MAY

    Director

    Eva Rini May is a Berlin based Filmmaker. She was born and raised in Wuppertal, Germany, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in 2011. Eva then moved to Beijing, China, in order to work for the German Architecture Office gmp architects.She began to make her first short films, both live action and animation, as she pursued her Master of Science in Architecture at the KTH Stockholm in Sweden. Upon completing her degree in 2014, Eva came to the Columbia University Graduate Film Program in New York City and in 2017 her short film Alcor & Mizar (also known as Bluebird) premiered at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. During her four years in New York, Eva worked on numerous movies in various capacities such as director, writer, production designer, editor and producer. In October 2018 Eva moved back to Germany and now lives in Berlin. She graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University in Spring 2019. Her thesis film Ben and Mimi - Mimi and Ben premiered at the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival in California and has played at a variety of Festivals since.


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    FIRAT TERZİOĞLU

    Editor

    He was born in Izmir in 1992 and attended at the Department of Philosophy at Ege University. He has been working on fiction for while and he is a member of of Editors' Society of Turkey (KUDA). He took part in the editing of many feature and short film projects. He is making the trailers of many TV series published on VOD’s, as well as feature films and short films that had the chance to be screened at national and international festivals. He continues to concentrate on trailer editing professionally since 2017 that he was selected to the Trailer Workshop organized in IKSV. He won the Best Editing Award for with Gelincik at the 8th International Bosphorus Film Festival in 2020.


  • Pre-Selection Jury
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    ALPER ERDİK

    Critic

    He was born in 1985, in Beyoğlu/İstanbul. After Isparta Milli Piyango Anatolian High School; he studied Turkish Teacher Education at Karadeniz Technical University, Radio, Television and Cinema at Süleyman Demirel University, Philosophy at Anadolu University. He attended Golden Orange Film Festival Cinema School in 2019, in Antalya. He continues his education at Süleyman Demirel University Journalism Master’s Program. Since 2006, in various newspapers, magazines and websites; he has been writing critical articles focused on politics, culture and art.


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    ARZU GÖRGÜLÜ

    Director

    Arzu Görgülü was born in Ordu. Her interest in cinema started with shooting amateur short films and turned into a passion. Then she changed direction in her career and went to Mersin University to pursue her filmmaking education.She participated in multiple film festivals with her short film Lina, which she shot as a graduate project in 2014. Following her graduation, Görgülü completed master's degree in the Social Sciences Institute, Radio, Cinema and Television Department in 2019 with her thesis titled "The Role and Function of Underwater Imaging Techniques in Cinema" at the same university.

    Besides from directing her own short films, documentaries and tv news, Arzu Görgülü took a part at various director teams, scenario writing teams and underwater film directing teams. She still continues her independent work


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    DEKEL NITZAN

    Director

    Dekel is an Israeli filmmaker, writer and director. He's a Dean Honors graduate of The Steve Tisch School for Film & TV in Tel Aviv University. His four short films have screened at various Film Festivals around the world (Shanghai, Montreal, Milano, Filckers: Rhode Island) and won several awards. Dekel is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents program and was a finalist in Haifa International Film Festival’s Short Films Pitching Contest and "Haaretz" newspaper short scripts contest. Nowadays while developing his debut feature film Dekel is also working as a screenwriter for Television. He recently took part in writing "Line in the sand", one of "Keshet 12" channel most successful drama series and now collaborating and writing for different production companies developing new series.


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    EMRE DOĞAN

    Academician, Scriptwriter

    He was born in 1991, İstanbul. He moved to his hometown Erzurum in 2000 due to his father's appointment. He completed his primary and secondary education here. In 2010, he got into the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema at Ege University, Faculty of Communication. In 2013, he shot the short film “Whitewash”, which won the first prize in the 10th Türsak The Cinema of the Future. The film was screened in many national and international festivals and received awards. He started his masters degree at Dokuz Eylül University Fine Arts Institute Film Design Department in 2014 and graduated in 2016. He started his doctorate in this department in the same year. In 2019, he wrote and directed the short film “In Infinite Time”, with the support of the Ministry of Culture General Directorate of Cinema and the production of Kadraj Production, the documentary film “Multiple Choice” produced by Ali Özgür Production, and “Elegy: Efeler” within the scope of the Efeler Municipality Environment and Geothermal Short Film Workshop in the same year. He graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Fine Arts Institute Film Design Department in 2021 with his thesis on the relationship between cinema and philosophy and received his doctorate. Emre Doğan, who started to work as a faculty member in the Radio, TV and Cinema department of Istanbul Gelişim University in 2021, publishes scientific articles, cinematic articles and translations, continues his film studies and organizes workshops.


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    HAMDİ MURAT KARAKÜTÜK

    Instructor, Critic

    Hamdi Murat Karakütük was born in 1990 in Malatya. In 2012, he won the Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Fine Arts Film Design and Writing Department. During and after his education, he worked on professional short, medium, feature-length screenplays and dramatic copywriting. His articles and stories were published in various newspapers, magazines and internet platforms. Having a two-act play in the archive of the state theater, many scripts written by Karakütük and some of the projects he was involved in had the chance to be screened at international festivals, reached the finals in competition categories, and won awards and supports. Since 2018, he has started to provide training in the fields of scenario, story and cinema. He teaches acting in front of the camera in an agency and gives trainings and seminars on subjects such as theoretical psychoanalysis, theory and semiotics. In 2021, he wrote the most extensive biography in Turkish about the poet Özdemir Asaf in the form of a novel-biography. The book is published by Hayy Kitap Publications. The author, who also has a theorist identity, is currently writing a history of thought for a publishing house.


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    MEHMET OĞUZ YILDIRIM

    Director

    I was born in Ankara on May 15, 1995. I completed my primary and secondary education in Marmaris and my high school education in Mersin. In 2013, I started my undergraduate education at Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty, Cinema and Television Department and graduated in 2019. I took place in many national and international film festivals and won various awards for my short films. In 2021, I started my master of education at Anadolu University, Cinema and Television Department. Currently, I continue my academic education and shooting short films.


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    NERGİS KARADAĞ

    Director

    Nergis Karadağ was born in Çanakkale in 1995. She completed her undergraduate education at Ege University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. In 2017, she shot her first animated short film "Homur Homur" with Simay Çalışkan. In 2020, she completed her documentary film called "My Mother's Childhood Photos" which was focusing on her grandfather and mother. Continuing her master's education at Ege University, Karadağ is conducting a thesis on "The Phenomenon of Sisterhood in Turkish Cinema After 2010". In addition to her cinema education, she is interested in women's studies and animation film production techniques.


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    OZGUR KESAPLI DIDRICKSON

    Writer

    Biologist, writer. Born in Burhaniye in 1975. Studied at Middle East Technical University, Biology department. Carried out pioneer studies on her thesis subject bird migration and also cetacean captivity. An essay she wrote was awarded at Galatasaray High School’s literature competition during high school. She wrote as a columnist at Cumhuriyet newspaper, Sol newspaper and Sol Portal between 2011 and 2016. Her articles on science, politics, literature and music was also published in various magazines and news portals such as Sözcükler, Bant, İnsan Bu and Yeşil Gazete. A short story called “The Dried and the drowned” which she has written while living in Alaska was adapted into a dance piece along with 12 other works for the performance titled “Off the Page” by Momentum Dance Collective. Keşaplı who is one of the founders of Winged Whale, a group about cetaceans that merges science, art and culture currently is writing for Azizm Art Organization where she is a member of editorial board.


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    SEREN TOPALOĞLU

    Production Manager, Event Director

    Seren Topaloğlu is a cultural arts event manager and production crew member with a background in film and international relations. Having completed degrees in Film & Television, and International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University, she has built her professional career working on diverse projects with international artists and cultural organizations. She has worked as an underwater production assistant for feature films such as Çağan Irmak's "Nadide Hayat" (2015) and Ata Demirer's "Olanlar Oldu" (2017), and joined the underwater production team for various TV shows and commercials. She is currently completing a graduate program in Music Business & Management at İTÜ MIAM, and is the acting executive director of the Kaş International Short Film Festival which will launch its first edition in June 2022.


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    SERTAÇ KOYUNCU

    Director

    After his graduation from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory Department of Clarinet, he completed his BA and MA degrees on Film Design and Directing Department, Dokuz Eylül University. He has worked as an assistant director on feature films and organized film analysis, short filmmaking, and screenwriting workshops in various institutions. His articles, reviews, and essays have been published in cinema journals such as Sekans, Psikesinema, Sinemasal, and Alacakaranlık. His short film "Suffocating with Manners” was subsequently selected for numerous international and national festivals and was nominated for many awards, including "Best International Short Film"; won four awards. He founded Garabet Film with the goal of producing films of international standards in the genre of Elevated Horror. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at Bahçeşehir University and working as a research assistant at the Department of Film Design at Yaşar University. His research and project developments on genre films, film aesthetics, gender, and horror cinema continue.


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    YAVUZ AKYILDIZ

    Academician, Director

    Yavuz Akyıldız was born on the 8th of July 1981 in Trabzon. He completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul. Akyıldız, graduated from Kadir Has University Film and Drama Department in 2013 with a thesis on Michael Haneke's Relationship with Film Theory and the History of Dramatic Thought. In the same year, he was accepted as a PhD. Student to Cinema and Television Department at Anadolu University. He received his PhD with the thesis titled as “Complex Storytelling: The Case of Christopher Nolan. During his doctoral studies, he studied at the FAMO film school in the Czech Republic. Akyıldız, is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Radio, Television and Cinema at Niğde University and is trying to produce short films in order not to break with the production platform. His first short film “Rain, Snorkel and Green Beans’ completed in 2020.