Pre-Selection Jury Members

Pre-Selection Jury Members
PRE-SELECTION JURY
Iulia Puica, Moldova
In 2012 graduated from the Academy of Music Theater and Fine Arts, in Moldova. Specialty film director and editor and master degree as director of animation. She has been working as a director and 1st AD since 2013. Iulia has great experience working with international teams from Germany, Portugal, Japan, Romania, Moldova. She has been awarded in a few national and international film festivals. Since 2018 she has been working as a director in Japan. 
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Hüseyin Urçuk, Turkey

Huseyin Urcuk, was born in Akhisar, district of Manisa, in 1983. He started to deal with theater art actively since 1998. After graduating from the departmant of “Photography and Videography” at Anadolu University between 2012-2014, he started to work on “Photography and Cinema” in Kybele Art House. In 2016, he was deemed worthy of the award by taking part in many festivals at home and abroad with his experimental short film project named “ENTROPY". In 2018,He won the awards in many festivals with his short film screenplay named “BARCODE". In 2019, he took part as an actor in the fictional short film named "DRAGON" in which he wrote his script. Huseyin Urcuk still continues his undergraduate education at Istanbul University, “Faculty of Communication”, Department of “Radio, Television and Cinema”.

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Çağatay Çelikbaş, Turkey
 
Çağatay Çelikbaş, born at 23 February 1995 in Edremit, Balıkesir. He has attended Ege University at 2013 and 2017  he got his  bachelors degree in Radio Television and Cinema; Communication Faculty of Ege University. He has begun second education on  Advertising at 2015. He does master's degree on documentaries at the same University. Undersigned many projects of fictions, documentaries, trailers and photography. “Actor” and “Hidden Heaven” documentaries directed by him were finalists at many national and international festivals and had prizes. He has been nominated as jury member at national and international festivals and contests. At present he has ongoing film and trailer projects.
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Gazanfer Biricik, France
He was born in Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges in France on April 15th, 1977. He writes stories, scenarios & poems since 1990. It is however with the short film "GAB" produced in 2018 that Gazanfer manages to seduce the international festivals, and wins 59 awards in total for 138 selections till end of 2019. On the strength of this success the festivals ask him also the short "The Tombeur / The Heartthrob" he directed in 2015 & that even never pay their attention. The latter won 23 awards for 43 selections from July to the end of 2019. Currently he is working on several projects of feature film and TV series (show), drama and science fiction in collaboration with La Vie Parigo.
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Meral Özdemir, Turkey
She was born in Gaziantep. She graduated from The University of Harran, the academy of Radio and Broadcast in 2006. She won the university of Istanbul Kültür,  Art and Design Faculty,  the design of Communication and cinema Department with a full scholarship in 2009. She is currently a master's degree student at University of Akdeniz,  Fine Arts Institute, Academy of Art and design.
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Ayça Seymenoğlu, Turkey
She graduated from Sabiha Gökçen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School Radio-Television / Graphic-Animation department in 2014. In the same year, he had 1-year internship at M.A.R.K.A Advertising Agency. In 2018, she graduated from Yalova University, Faculty of Art and Design / Communication Arts department with first degree. Ayça Seymenoğlu, who has worked at Maltepe University, has directed several short films and has won many national and international awards.
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Onur Doğan, Turkey
 
He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio, TV and Cinema. He has worked as director and director in many productions until today. He wrote and directed C.O.D. (2017) and The Rejected (2019). His work continues by shooting short films and music videos.
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Anthony Merchak, Lebanon

Born In Beirut , Experienced as Segment Director & Sound Operator @ MTV Lebanon For more than 10 years, with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. Skilled in Photography, Music Videos, Camera, Sound, editing and Film. Strong product management professional with a Master's degree focused in Cinematography and Film/Video Production from the Lebanese University of fine arts. Awarded over than 14 international prizes For My Senior Short Film. Gained remarkable experience and results in the field of audio-video productions.

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Turan Kubulay, Turkey

He was born in İzmir, Esrefpasa Neighborhood, in 1997. He get into the Elazig Firat University, Radio,Cinema and Television undergraduate programme in 2015. He completed the first year of the university in there. In 2016, he transfered to Antalya Akdeniz University, Radio,Cinema and Television undergraduate programme and graduated in 2019 . He joined the Antalya Film Team in 2016, where she worked as a director and producer.In 2018, he was the Technical Director of Béla Tarr Film Production Workshop organized under Antalya Film Forum. In 2019, he joined the YGA Leadership Program. In early 2019, he became a co-founder of a new film collective called Güney Yeni Dalga (Wave of the South), where he continues his film activities. He is also the short film coordinator of Çalı Village Film Festival.

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Erfan Parsapour, Iran
 
Erfan is a film, animation, and theater writer and director. His paintings and caricatures were his first encounters with the art world which won him great attention as a child. His career as a director has been fruitful, especially in THE INCOMPLETE which brought him several international awards. He is the founder of CUBECAT animation studio.
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Alp Özkardeş, Turkey

Alp Özkardeş; is a visual communication designer and independent short film director. He is a graduate of Doğuş University, Visual Communication Design department. He is currently continuing his graduate education and academic studies at Istanbul University, Department of Radio Television Cinema. Some of the short films he directed were shown at national and international festivals and received awards. Detailed version of the resume, achievements, studies and references of his CV can be viewed on his personal web page http://alpozkardes.com.

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Orhan Umut Gökçek, Turkey

He was born in 1987 in Nevşehir. After graduating from METU Department of Industrial Design, I did my master degree at Anadolu University, Department of Cartoon-Animation. I make animation works and short films in my company. Also there is a graphic novel “Tuş (Button)” created by him.

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Umut Alaz Kökçü, Turkey
She born in 25th April 1996 in Balıkesir. She completed her primary, secondary and highschool education in Balıkesir. She got into Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and graduated in February 2020 from the department of “Cinema and TV”. She had part in many productions such as short films, commercials and music videos as director of photography and camera asisstant. She is currently studying her master's degree on Cinema in Marmara University. "Best Actress" is her first film.
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Umut Evirgen, Turkey

He born in 25th April 1996 in Balıkesir. She completed her primary, secondary and highschool education in Balıkesir. She got into Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and graduated in February 2020 from the department of “Cinema and TV”. She had part in many productions such as short films, commercials and music videos as director of photography and camera asisstant. She is currently studying her master's degree on Cinema in Marmara University. "Best Actress" is her first film.

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Taha Ovacı, Turkey

He was born in Istanbul in 1995. He was involved documentary works in different countries of the world. He continues for undergraduate education at Istanbul University, Department of Public Relations and Publicity and also a student on film art. He lives in Istanbul. He continues advertising, promotion, short film and documentary works.