Sunday, June 14, 2009

Goldan Boll | Altin Koza National Competition Jury | 2009

Nuri Bilge Ceylan - President The Jury

He was born in İstanbul in 1959.

He studied at the Department of Chemistry in İstanbul Technical University; however, he had to leave the school after two years because of the political chaos of that period.

In 1978, he started to study at the Department of Electrical Engineering in Bosphorus University. After graduating from Bosphorus University, he studied cinema in Mimar Sinan University for two years.

He started his cinema career as a director with his short movie, Koza (Cocoon), which was also screened at the competition of Cannes Film Festival in 1995.

He shot his first feature film, Kasaba (The Small Town), which was a story being composed of three episodes composed of pastoral and autobiographic stories. Kasaba was shown in many international festivals including Berlin Film Festival. His second feature film dated 1999, Mayıs Sıkıntısı (Clouds of May), was selected to the competition in Berlin Film Festival.

With his third film ”Uzak” (Distant) he won the Grand Prix and Best actor Award at 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s next film was “İklimler” (Climates) which won the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

Competing at the 61st Cannes Film Festival with his 2008 film ÜÇ MAYMUN (Three Monkeys), Nuri Bilge won the Best Director award. ÜÇ MAYMUN later went on to become the first Turkish film to make the Oscar shortlist in the Academy Awards Foreign Language Film category.

In 2009, he returned to Cannes, this time as a member of the main competition jury.

Filmleri / Filmography

2008 Üç Maymun
2006 İklimler
2002 Uzak
1999 Mayıs Sıkıntısı
1997 Kasaba
1995 Koza (Kısa film)

Bulut Aras

He was born in Yukarı Şamlı Willage of Denizli in 1953. After he had garduated from Denizli Commerce High School, he studied at Commerce Academy of the Marmara University. He was selected as the first in the Cinema, Pictorial and TV Contest which was organized by The Tercuman Newspaper.

He started to act in the film of “Hain” in 1976. He had a place in more than 50 cinema film and in more than 10 tv films. He played in many tv series in 90s. His last film he had played was “Büyük Şeytan Üçgeni” was directed by Yücel Ünlü. The films in which he played and some important films in Turkish Cinema History.

Sultan (1978) , Tatlı Nigar (1978), Minik Serçe (1979), Derya Gülü (1979), Toprağın Teri (1981), Bir Zamanlar Kardeştiler (1983), Kahreden Kurşun (1983), Öç (1984), Kabadayı (1986), Sahibini Arayan Madalya (1989), Kiralık Kadın (2000)...

Bulut Aras is married and he has a son named Onur Destan. He is the 17th Founder member of Cinema Players Assosication (SODER) and he is still member of Comtemporary Cinema Players Assosication(CASOD).


Füruzan won the 1972 Sait Faik Story Prize for her very first work, Parasız Yatılı. She is a self-taught author; after elementary school she had no formal education. Her original and attractive use of the stream-of-conciousness technique and her spectrum of striking characters have made her a remarkable name among the contemporary Turkish short story writers. The plight of helpless women, middle-class families fallen on hard times, refugees victimized because of their “otherness” are her major themes. Füruzan is noted for her deep exploration of characters and a narrative style based on telling detail. In 1975 she was invited to Berlin under the DAAD program and remained there for a year interviewing workers and artists. Her work “Benim Sinemalarım-My Cinemas” was screened during Cannes International Film Festival and awarded at Iranian Fecr Festival and Tokyo Film Festival in 1991. Her work has been translated into several foreign languages. She is the honorary author of Istanbul TUYAP Book Fair 2008.

Story: Parasız Yatılı (1971), Kuşatma (1972), Benim Sinemalarım (1973), Gül Mevsimidir (uzun öykü, 1973), Gecenin Öteki Yüzü (1982), Sevda Dolu Bir Yaz (1999).
Novel: Kırk Yedi’liler (1974), Berlin’in Nar Çiçeği (1988).
Interview: Yeni Konuklar (1977).
Travel book: Evsahipleri (1981), Balkan Yolcusu (1994).
Play: Redife’ye Güzelleme (1981), Kış Gelmeden (1997).
Childrens book: Die Kinder der Türkei (1979, Türkiye Çocukları).
Poetry: Lodoslar Kenti (1991).
Yaşantı: Füruzan Diye Bir Öykü (Hazırlayan: Faruk Şüyün, 2008).

Mazlum Çimen

He was born in the willage of Sevdilli Elbistan/Kahramanmaraş in 1958. He graduated from Selahattin Karakaşlı Primary School in Anadolu Hisarı Kavacık.

He entered Violin Department of State Consarvatuary 4 years later, he entered the Ballet Department of the same school. He graduated in 1981 and started to work as a Ballet in Istanbul Satete Ballet and Opera Hause.

He started his musical works when he was child by playing Baglama (A local Instrument), he went on his musical works by selecting Turkus from Anatolia. Later he started to compose his own songs at the very beginning of 80s. He started to compose film musics with the support of İhsan Yüce, but he got his biggest support from Onat Kutlar.

“Aysarın Zilleri” (The Bells of Aysar) was his 1st work. Then He composed "Mem u Zin" much more willingly. In turns, “Soğuk Geceler" (Cold Nihgts), "Hollywood Kaçakları", "Işıklar Sönmesin", "Nazım Hikmet Ziyaretçin Var, "Gönlümdeki Köşk Olmasa”, "Büyük Adam Küçük Aşk”, "Oyun", "Son Cellat”, "Umut" .He composed for films, tv series and documentaries. He composed the theatre musics, "Yunus Emre" (1989 Diyarbakır State Theatre), "Ferhat ve Şirin" (İstanbul City Theatre).

He got 3 Golden Boll, 4 Golden Orange,1 Ankara Hititís Sun Best Film Music Prize, 1 Orhan Murat Arıburnu Prize, 1 Swiss Prize and he got Best Film Music Prize in 2008 Montpellier/France Film Festival. He has totally 14 Best Film Music Awards, he has gotten every Best Film Music Award which he has been nominated.

He played in "Hababam Sınıfı Güle Güle"(Bye Bye Hababam Classroom), "Hoşçakal Yarın"(Good bye Tomorrow), "Gönlümdeki Köşk Olmasa"(What if I didnít have that Pavilion in my hearth), "Anlat İstanbul"(Tell me, Istanbul), "Son Cellat"(The Last Hangman), "Umut"(The Hope) films.

Meltem Cumbul

After having graduated from drama school in İstanbul, Meltem Cumbul began her career in London at the age of 21. On her return from Londan, she hosted 150 episodes of the game show Card Sharks during the years 1993-94. Her main passion being drama, in the same years she acted as the Lead actress in Marguerite Duras’ play “Lyrics of Farewell”. She then both produced and directed Arnold Wesker’s “Four Seasons’’. Because she thought that acting in movies is different from Theatre, she did not prefer leading roles and she acted as supporting actress in her first full-lengt films, Sinan Çetin’s ‘’Mr.E’’ and Ümit Elçi’s “Insect’’.

In the same year, the fukk-length film Barış Pirhasan’s “Isaac’s Story’’ hosted her as supporting actress. In 1997, she was the leading actress in the musical “Tell, Scheherazade, Tell” and Umut Turagay’s full-lenght film “Mixed Pizza’’, in which she played a ruthless female cutthroat. The year 1999 saw her as the leading actress of Sinan Çetin’s “Propaganda’’ in which she wrote her own lines and in the Iranian director Houchang Allahyari’s film “Geboren in Absurditan”, where she acted in german despite not speaking the language. She also began acting in the TV serial drama “Yılan Hikayesi” which to this date holds the title of having the highest ratings in the history of Turkish television.

She was leading actress in Yalçın Yelence’s film “The Trial”. In 2001, she sportted the experimental modern dans troupe MDT in their performance “Travelogue” and was the starring actress in the film “Maruf” by Serdar Akar. She won the Golden Orange Prize for Best Leading Actress in the International Antalya Film Festival, with her rendition of a fictional female character depicting the tumultous times of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid in Ziya Öztan’s “Abdülhamit Düşerken”. In 2003, she was the guest starring actress in Fatih Akın’s “Gegen Die Wand” which won the Golden Bear Prize for Best Film in Berlinale. She was the leading actress in “The Taming of the Shrew” which had become the most successful Shakespeare rendition that is put on stage by İstanbul Municipality Theatres in Turkey in 2004. Recently she played in “Comedy of Miracles”, a musical she takes part in as the leading actress again in “Lovelorn” where she shares the head roles with actor Şener Şen.

Özcan Alper

Özcan Alper was born in Hopa, Artvin in 1975. After he had studied in Physic Departmant of Science Faculty in Istanbul University between 1992-1996 years, he continued his education in Science History Department in Faculty of Letters in Istanbul University. Then, he was graduated in 2003. He joined MKM cinema workshop between 1996 - 1999 years and cinema seminary of Nazım Culture Center and workshop between 1999-2001. He took a directory prize with documentary film with 25 minutes documentary which was “Rapsody and Melancoly in Tokai City” in 2005 in Japan. He took Jury Special Prize in International Friendship Film Festival (2005). In 2004, he was awarded with continuity writer and directory prizes with 60 minutes documentary film which was called “Voyage In Time With a Scientist”. In 2001, he was awarded with directory and writer awards with a 25 minutes short film that was called “MOMI/Grand Mother” and he took special sight prize from International Yerevan Short Film Festival in 2002. His first feature film he directed, SONBAHAR, was awarded 3 three times including The Best Film in 15th International Golden Boll Film and The Film also got The Art & Essay Cicae Prize in 61st Locarno Film Festival, 7 prize including The Best Film in 20th Ankara International Film Festival, 4 prize including The Best Film in SIYAD Awards, The Best First Film Prize in Yeşilçam Awards, Silver Prometus Prize in Tiflis Film Festival, Netpac Jury Prize in International Eurasia Film Festival. He also got many prizes in International and national film festivals.

Filmleri / Filmography:

2008 Sonbahar
2005 Tokai City’de Rapsodi ve Melankoli (Belgesel / Documentary)
2004 Bir Bilim Adamıyla Zaman Enlem’inde Yolculuk (Belgesel / Documentary)
2001 MOMİ / Büyükanne (Kısa Film/Short Film)

Özgü Namal

She was born in İstanbul in 1978. She studied at Uskudar Cumhuriyet High School and Theatre Department of Istanbul Universty State Consarvatory. She took acting and dancing courses.

She got her first role in the play named APACIK in Theatre Fora in 2001. She had roles in Play It Again Sam (2001), Taraf Tutmak (2003), Kiralık Oyun 2005), Yan Etkili Konuşmalar (2007).

She got Best Actres Prize in the category of Comedy with her role in Kiralık Oyun in the Afife Theatre Awards and Sadri Alışık Theatre Awards.

She played in TV Films named Havada Bulut (2003), Kerem, Bir Filiz Vardı. She was hostess in tv programs named Koca Kafalar and Güldür Bakalım, she also played in many tv series and advertisement.

She started her movie career with the film “Sır Çocukları” the director of which was Ümit Cin Güven in 2002. She got the Best Promising Actress Awards with this film in National Competition Part of the 14th International Ankara Film Festival.

She acted in many cinema films and won awards. The films she acted in are Büyü (2004), Anlat İstanbul (2005), Organiz İşler (2005), Beynemilel (2006), Polis (2007), Mutluluk (2007), O… Çocukları (2008) ve İncir Çekirdeği(2009).

She got the Best Actrees Awards with her performance in Beynelmilel in İstanbul Film Festival in 2007.

She got the Best Actrees Awards with her acting character of Meryem in the film “Mutluluk” which Abdullah Oğuz directed, in many festivals such as Altın Portakal Film Festival, Siyad Awards, Beyaz İnci Awards, Oxfords Film Festival and Pune Film Festival.
Uğur İçbak

He was born in Manisa on 31st of December in 1963. He entered the Mimar Sinan University Cinema-Tv Center as a guest student, but later he graduated from the same school as the real student. He spent his Assistantship Phase with foreign image directors who were shooting long measurements films in Turkey.

When his succes, in short films he shot as image director, was realized at once, he channelled to Cinema and Advertisemnt sector. His interest to aviation met Cinema and after he got his special Pilot licence, he realized many foreign and local Projects air shootings.

Uğur İçbak has shooted 13 Long mesurement Films most of Which would be milestone for Turkish Cinema History many advertisemnts and many clips for songs. With The long measurements films which he directed when he was still student, he was awarded 2 times in The Best Cinematography in Golden Orange and 1time in SIYAD Awards (Cinema Writers Association).

Uğur İçbak attends courses in Türsak Foundation as a tutor and gives applied lessons on “Illumuniation Techniques” regularly. He also works as an instructor in Mimar Sinan University Cinema and Tv Department. He teaches “Shooting and After Shooting Techniques” and he also opens workshops in varied universities Cinema Department.

Görüntü Yönetmenliğini yaptığı uzun metrajlı filmler;
2000 HEMŞO
1994 İZ
Prof. Dr. Zeynep Tül Akbal Sualp

She has been teaching cinema, media and cultural studies in various Universities in Istanbul and gave lectures at Humbold University in Berlin as a visiting Professor last year. She recently has become the faculty member of Cinema and TV Department at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul. She has her BA degree in Psychology and studied Political Science, Cinema Studies and Sociology (Cultural Studies) in New York and İstanbul in MA and PhD levels. She has been writing articles on cultural studies, cinema and critical theory in some journals and the editor of Kültür ve Toplum 1/ Culture and the Society 1, (Hil, 1995), Oyun/ Play (2002) and the author of the book titled ZamanMekan: Kuram ve Sinema/TimeSpace: Theory and Cinema (Bağlam 2004) and co-author of the short fiction: Wanting Book Odd Notebook. (MudamCamp de Base & :mentalKLİNİK, 2004) and also co-author of the book titled From Liberties To Losses and Afterwards (De-Ki 2008) Her recent research interest includes «space and time in cinema and culture », « urban space and cinema », and « technology culture and public sphere»

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