I was a panelist for the 4 Film Directors, 4 Films “Women Behind the Camera” Film Screening & Panel Discussion organized by 11th National Short Film Festival on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Dogus University H Block Theatre Hall in Istanbul.
The other panelists were Bilgi Diren Güneş, Gökçe Pehlivanoğlu and Simge Gökbayrak. The panel was moderated by Asst. Prof. Mustafa Bülbül ( Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design, Department of Visual Communication Design)
First, our short films Metruk (The Abandoned), Oh No! My Father is Retired, Pierrot the Living Statue and Trace were screened and then the panel discussion begun. We talked about our personal journey for the short film genre, our filmmaking experiences, finding fund and sponsorship for short films. And finally, we shared our thoughts and experiences about being a female filmmaker in the film industry and in the cinema art which are still male dominated all around the world.
Thank you for the IKFD/Istanbul Short Filmmakers Association & Dogus University gave us this opportunity.
“ Short Film & Cinema Through Women’s Eyes”
Short Film Screenings and Conversation
Place: Dogus University Gözaçan Cultural Center, Acıbadem/İstanbul
Time & Date: March 6, 2013 10.00 a.m-12.00 p.m.
Opening Speech: Prof. Nazan Erkmen (Dean, Dogus University-Faculty of Fine Arts And Design)
Moderator: Orkide Ünsür (Director, Scriptwriter)
Prof. Funda Savaş Gün (Department Head of Visual Communication Design, Dogus University- Faculty of Fine Arts And Design)
Müge Bayraktar (Director)
Short Film: There’s Always Room For Dessert! (Fiction / 25 min.)
Bilgi Diren Güneş (Director)
Short Film: Oh No! My Father is Retired! (Documentary / 9,30 min.)
I’ve seen my name on the “International List of Living Women Directors” by Women Directors: Navigating the Hollywood Boys’ Club . I’m honoured and thrilled. Thanks for their support.
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“Her Film” is a global project to build audiences for films by, for and about women. Her Film is run by Kyna Morgan in collaboration with Marian Evans and with contributions by Lotus Wollschlager . Kyna is a screenwriter and producer as well as a film publicity and marketing professional based in the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. Marian is a writer, cultural activist, filmmaker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of the Wellywood Woman blog and podcast. Lotus is the official Her Film Reviewer, and an avid movie enthusiast based in U.S.
“Her Film” begins its country-focused series with female filmmakers and I’m honored and glad to be the first interviewee from Turkey. Many thanks for their interest and support.
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