She graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program in 2013 as a Fulbright scholar. Her short films screened at festivals such as Cinequest, Indie Memphis, Thessaloniki and Antalya.
Her feature debut ACROSS THE SEA (2014) won Best Director at Milan International FF and Audience Award along with Jury Mention at Slamdance FF. At Adana Golden Boll, the film won six awards including Best Director. It was screened at festivals such as Warsaw, Raindance and Istanbul and had national theatrical release in 2014.
She also directed the Turkey episode of the MTV Documentary Series Rebel Music which aired on 2015 and then a documentary for Goethe-Institut called FROM SYRIA TO SULUKULE.
She’s the co-founder of the filmmaker collective Film Fatales Istanbul. She currently directs commercials and works as a script doctor in the industry, while developing film projects.
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