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.  

 

 

Ceylan ÖZÇELİK

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.  

  

 

                        

Dirk SCHAFER

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.  

 

 

Stephan VORBRUGG

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. 

 

 

 

 

Yeşim USTAOĞLU

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. 

 

 

Atilla Salih YÜCER

Atilla Salih Yücer was born on February 12, 1978 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is an assistant director and producer, known for The Favourite (2018), Wormwood (2017) and Joe (2013). 

 

 

Judith ASTON

Judith Aston is a Senior Lecturer in Film-making and Creative Media at UWE Bristol, and a co-director of i-Docs – the web-hub and international symposium for discussion and debate on the rapidly evolving genre of interactive documentary. As a creative producer with an academic background in visual anthropology and interaction design, she first began working in this field with the BBC Interactive Television and Apple Computing over twenty years ago and has retained her involvement in this area ever since.

 

Martin CIHAK

Martin Čihák is a filmmaker, teacher and film theorist based in Prague. He graduated from Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and from FAMU’s Department of Editing in 1993. He got his Ph.D. from Charles University, Department of Film Studies in 2004. In his dissertation he analyzed the compositional techniques of the avant-garde film. His writings have appeared in Kino Ikon, Cinepur and Iluminace magazine. Currently he teaches at FAMU’s Department of Editing and organizes analogue hand-made film workshops.