Director, Writer

After graduating from Yeditepe University, Department of Art and Culture Management, he completed his master’s degree in the same department. His short film Soil, which was nominated for the best short film of 2017 by SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) was screened in many international film festivals, such as Tirana and Istanbul film festivals. His video works were shown in various exhibitions.

As a participant of the Istanbul Biennial 2019-2020 Production and Research Programme, he develops his projects. With his script Tessera, he won the best screenplay award at the script contest organized by Axolotl Magazine (a Turkish magazine combining the writings of time-based artists) within the 39th International Istanbul Film Festival, in 2020. He just finished his short film Distant Mirror. He attended Talents Sarajevo in 2011 and Berlinale Talents in 2022.

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