Visiting Scholars and Professionals

 Atıf AKIN

 He is a lecturer at Rutgers University Mason School of Arts, Design Studies, New Jersey. He is a media artist and curator. He graduated from ODTU Chemical Engineering and got his masters degree from ODTU Industrial Design. Recently he worked at Bilgi University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul. 



Aylin Zoi Tinel

Film editor Aylin Zoi Tinel has edited a variety of notable feature films, documentaries and art installations. Right now she continues her work at 'Civil Editors', an editors collective which she and her editor friends founded in 2012.  




Andreas TRESKE

Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Chair Department of Communication and Design. He is a media artist, filmmaker and editor. He worked at Izmir University of Economics, Cinema and Digital Media department for three years. In 2008 picture editor of of the feature lenght documentary 'Mustafa' by Can Dündar.  





Turkish director and screenwriter. Her feature film debut Inflame, a thriller about memory and mass media, has made its world premiere at the 67th Berlinale Panaroma and won Luna Gamechanger Award at South by Southwest where the film had its North American premiere.




  Deirdre BOYLE

  Associate Professor at The New School, School of Media Studies. She is a media historian, critic and curator. Her research and teaching focuses on the history and theory of documentary film and video, critical writing about film and media, the death-denial in a death-centric, mediated world, the trauma, collective memory, history, media consumption and the body.




He has been trained as a film editor in Munich. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and attended Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw. His film have been shown at international film festivals like Berlin, San Sebastian, New York, Sidney and Leipzig.




Meryem YAVUZ

Turkish director and director of photography. Her first feature as a cinematographer Two Lines(2008) made its world premiere at 65th Venice Film Festival's International Critics' Week section, Seaburners(2014) and Dust Cloth(2016) made their international premiere at Berlin Film Festival's Forum section. Tuesday(2015) competed at 68th Cannes Film Festival.





 He's been giving lectures at Munich Film School, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and Akademie fur Fernsehen Munchen. He's been working as a cinematographer and he's a member of German Society of Cinematographers. 




Turkish filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. Before she made her feature film debut The Trace(1994), she hade made several award-winning short films. She recieved international recognition for her next film Journey to the Sun(1998). Her fourth film Pandora's Box(2008), won the Best Film and Best Actress awards at San Sebastian Film Festival.