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Short Film Competition Jury

  • Berat İlk

    Berat İlk

    Producer, Canlandıranlar Association founder and festival director Berat İlk is also the producer of many awarded short animation films. İlk graduated from the animation department of Eskişehir Anadolu University, specializing in stop motion. As the founding member of the production company Anima, in Istanbul, he participated in the creation of almost a hundred commercials. After a short period living abroad, he started developing projects under the "Canlandıranlar” name in 2008. İlk is also one of the producers and the animation director of the live action/animation feature-length documentary "Kim Mihri" (Who is Mihri) which has won numerous awards, including the Best Documentary Film Award at the 59th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. He continues to teach at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Beykoz University.

  • Nanna Frank Rasmussen

    Nanna Frank Rasmussen

    Nanna Frank Rasmussen is a film and tv critic and cultural journalist at the Danish daily newspaper Politiken since 2019. She has been working as a cultural critic at daily newspapers since 2007. President of the Danish Film Critics Association, curator of several film programs for festivals and the Danish cinematheque, and she has acted as a film- and tv festival juror on multiple international festivals. She is a vocal advocate for equality and inclusion in the film and media industry.

  • Emrah Özen

    Emrah Özen

    Emrah Özen became interested in cinema when he was studying at the Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, between 1987 and 1993. As a member of the METU Cinema Society (ST), he organized film screenings and participated in workshops on film production and editing. In the meantime, he traveled to Stuttgart at the invitation of the Jugendhaus Stuttgart Nord-Bahnhof and shot the film "Iftardan Sonra Disko" (together with Süreyya Ahıskalıoğlu) about the lives of Turkish youths in the 2nd generation. He wrote articles for the 25. Kare (25th Frame) kinomagazin, of which he was a founding author. After graduation, he worked as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 25 years, where, he simultaneously earned a master's degree and a doctorate in film studies and published articles and essays in various publications. Today, he continues to write in various media about cinema historiography in general and about different periods of Turkish cinema history in particular.