Feature Film Competition Jury
He was born in 1975 in Şavşat. He studied in political science and economics. Starting in 1997, he worked as a reporter, film critic, and editor for various newspapers, including Evrensel, Referans, and Radikal. His critiques were published in several magazines, including Evrensel Kültür, Milliyet Sanat, Arka Pencere, and Altyazı. Since 2014, he has been working as an independent journalist.
He has contributed writings to books such as “Turkish Cinema of the 1960s,” “Turkish Cinema of the 1970s,” “Reha Erdem Cinema: Love and Rebellion,” and “Brands, Takva, Tuğra.” He has authored two books titled “Organic Disorder” and “100 Cinema Clichés.” He has also served as a jury member at numerous film festivals. Currently, he writes film critiques for Gazete Duvar and Günlük Evrensel.
She was born in 1984 in Izmir and studied Philosophy, Architectural Culture and History of Art at ODTÜ. During her university education, she worked in visual design and organization roles at cultural and artistic institutions such as Gezici Festival and NISI MASA - European Network of Young Cinema. In 2009, she founded Punctum Creative Productions and began working as a director, producer, and editor on advertising, film, and animation projects. Since 2010, she has edited many films and worked in postproduction teams. In 2019, Taşkın received the Cahide Sonku Award at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, and in 2020, she was selected for Berlinale Talents at the Berlin Film Festival. She received the Best Editing award at the Istanbul Film Festival in 2021 with “Zuhal” and at Adana Golden Boll Film Festival in 2022 with “Ela ile Hilmi ve Ali”. In 2023, she was honored with the Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award at Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival. She continues to work as an editor on various feature, short, and documentary film projects.
During high school, she was introduced to cinema through her involvement with the Ankara Film Festival. After working for a while at the Uğur Mumcu Research Journalism Foundation, she joined the Ankara Film Festival team in 1996, which she referred to as her school, and remained in various roles at the Festival until 2008. In 2008, she moved to Adana and served as an executive at the Altın Koza Film Festival while continuing as a consultant for the Ankara Film Festival. In 2011, she joined the team of Boğaziçi University’s Mithat Alam Film Center, where she worked as the General Coordinator until 2022, when their employment was terminated by the university’s trustee rector.
She prepared and published a book titled “Bir Filmin Serüveni” based on workshops from the Mithat Alam Film Center, which was released by İthaki Yayınları in 2016. From October 2017 to April 2019, they hosted a cinema program called “Aşkımızın Üzerine Yağmur Yağıyordu” on Açık Radyo. In 2021, she was honored with the Cinema Labor Award during the 27th Short Film Festival organized by IFSAK.