Yerli Yönetmenler

by bngs | created - 11 Nov 2018 | updated - 11 Nov 2018 | Public

1. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Director | Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da

Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul on January 26th, 1959. In 1976, he began studying chemical engineering at Istanbul Technical University, in a context of strong student unrest, boycotts and political polarization. In 1978, he switched courses to Electrical Engineering at Bogazici University. ...

2. Onur Ünlü

Writer | Itirazim Var

Onur Ünlü is a Turkish film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. He was born in Izmit, Turkey in 1973. He studied Communication Arts in Anadolu University. He gained a Master's degree on Communication Studies from Marmara University. He is a poet and a musician at the same time. All of his ...

3. Ali Atay

Director | Ölümlü Dünya

In some sources, his family is of Laz descent. After graduating from Mimar Sinan theatre conservatory in 1999, he took place in plenty of theatre plays. Ali Atay is known as a talented actor, musician,filmmaker and as well as writer. He is well known with his roles on TV series such as "Leyla ile ...

4. Yilmaz Erdogan

Actor | The Water Diviner

He spent his childhood in Ankara until he moved to Istanbul along with his family. His family is of Kurdish origin. In 1987, he dropped out of his civil engineering studies at Istanbul Technical University and joined the On Duty Theater Staff (Turkish: Nöbetçi Tiyatrosu) managed by Ferhan Sensoy. ...

5. Zeki Demirkubuz

Director | Masumiyet

Zeki Demirkubuz was born on October 1, 1964 in Isparta, Turkey. He is a director and writer, known for Innocence (1997), Destiny (2006) and Inside (2012). He is married to Nurhayat Kavrak. They have one child.

7. Serdar Akar

Director | Gemide

He was born in 1964, in Ankara, Turkey. Graduated from Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy in 1985 and from Cinema & TV department of Mimar Sinan University in 1994. Worked as assistant to several Turkish directors.

8. Ezel Akay

Actor | Hacivat Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü?

Ezel Akay was born in 1961. He studied engineering at Bosphorus University, and theatre arts at Villanova University. He took part in many theatre productions as an actor and director before entering film production as a founding partner of IFR, where he was the director of more than 400 ...

9. Ömer Faruk Sorak

Director | Vizontele

He was born on 27 April 1964 in Ankara, graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Communication. His professional career started in TRT between years 1987 - 1990 as assistant cameraman and 1990 - 1995 as a cameraman. From 1995 on, he has worked as DOP and Director. He has directed numerous ...

10. Atif Yilmaz

Director | Bir Yudum Sevgi

Atif Yilmaz was born on December 9, 1925 in Mersin, Turkey as Atif Yilmaz Batibeki. He was a director and writer, known for Bir Yudum Sevgi (1984), Deli Yusuf (1975) and The Girl with the Red Scarf (1977). He was married to Deniz Türkali, Nurhan Nur and Ayse Sasa. He died on May 5, 2006 in Istanbul...

11. Yavuz Turgul

Writer | Eskiya

Yavuz Turgul was born in Istanbul, 1946. He worked as journalist for many years. In 1976 he started to write scripts with the support of Ertem Egilmez. His first directing experience came with the movie Fahriye Abla, in 1984. He worked with famous Turkish actor Sener Sen in so many movies. Turgul ...

13. Çagan Irmak

Director | Babam ve Oglum

Çagan Irmak was born on April 4, 1970 in Izmir, Turkey. He is a director and writer, known for My Father and My Son (2005), Alone (2008) and The Messenger (2008).

15. Handan Ipekçi

Director | Büyük adam küçük ask

Handan Ipekçi is a director and writer, known for Big Man, Little Love (2001), Babam askerde (1995) and Hidden Faces (2007).

16. Cem Yilmaz

Actor | Av Mevsimi

While studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management of Bogazici University, he started drawing comics for the Turkish humor magazine Leman. In August 1995 he did his first stand-up comedy show in "Leman Culture Center" performing with no serious career intentions as a comedian. However...

17. Tunç Basaran

Director | Uçurtmayi Vurmasinlar

Tunç Basaran was born on October 1, 1938 in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a director and writer, known for Don't Let Them Shoot the Kite (1989), Biri ve Digerleri (1988) and Sen de gitme (1995). He was married to Füsun Önal. He died on December 18, 2019 in Turkey.

18. Reha Erdem

Director | Jîn

Born in Istanbul, Reha Erdem began his studies in History at Bogazici University in Istanbul. He graduated from Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He obtained his M.A. in Plastic Arts at the same university. He shot his first feature-length film Oh Moon in 1989 as a French-Turkish ...

19. Yilmaz Güney

Writer | Yol

Güney and his work were almost entirely unknown outside of his homeland Turkey until his 1981 escape from imprisonment in Turkey and his "discovery" the following year at the Cannes Film Festival for his autobiographical screenplay for Yol (1982), the festival's grand prize winner. Born in 1937 in ...



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