Serdar Akar started Mimar Sinan University Department of Cinema Television in 1987 and graduated in 2000. He started his professional career as assistant director in ‘’Med-Cezir’’ directed by Manihur Ergun in 1989 during his studentship.
During his career he assisted many directors like Orhan Oguz, Tunca Yonder, Kadir Sozen, Mustafa Altioklar and Erden Kiral. Between 1994 and 1997 Akar directed many TV series and his first short film Tabanata Matsuri. He wrote the scripts of two interwoven scenarios; ‘’On Board’’ and ‘’A Patroness in Laleli’’ in 1998 and directed ‘’On Board’’. He directed ‘’Offside’’ in 2000, ‘’Maruf’’ in 2001 and ‘’Valley of the Wolves: Iraq’’ in 2005.
In 2006 he has established Filmakar and directed ’’At the Bar’’ which was hotly debated during its screening period. In 2008 he established Adam Film in cooperation with Tarkan Karlidag and then Tiyatroadam was created under Adam Film.
In recent years he directed ‘’Gecenin Kanatlari’’, ‘’Behzat C Seni Kalbime Gomdum’’, ‘’Behzat C Ankara Yaniyor’’ and a TV series ‘’Behzat C Bir Ankara Polisiyesi’’. In 2013 he directed ‘’Gallipoli: End of the Road’’’ together with Kemal Uzun.
Serdar Akar is working as academician and giving workshop classes in Cinema Television Department of Mimar Sinan University.
Demet Akbag completed Istanbul University Municipality Conservatory Department of Theatre and started her professional career in Gonul Ulku-Gazanfr Ozcan Theatre. She worked in many private theatres like San Tiyatrosu, Kent Oyunculari, Hadi Caman Yeditepe Oyunculari, Devekusu Kabare, Dormen Tiyatrosu, Bostanci Gosteri Merkezi and Otraoyuncular.
She was selected as ‘’Year’s Television Star’’ in 1987 by Association of Magazine Jornalists. She was rewarded with Golden Orange with her role in ‘’Tersine Dunya’’ in 1993 Antalya Film Festival, Ismail Dumbullu Prize in 1995 (second woman receiving this award after Suna Pekuysal), Altin Kelebek Year’s Comedy Artist in 1996, 1997 and 1998 and Association of Magazine Journalists Comedy Artist in 1996 and 1997.
She was the leading actress of BKM’sTV series “Bir Demet Tiyatro” and “Ölümsüz Aşk” and dramas “Otogargara”, “Sen Hiç Ateşböceği Gördün mü?”, “Bana Bir Şeyhler Oluyor” and “Haybeden Gerçeküstü Aşk”. Akbag as leading actress of “Vizontele”, “Vizontele Tuuba”, “Organize İsler”, “Neredesin Firuze”, “O… Çocukları”, “Eyyvah Eyvah”, “Eyyvah Eyvah 2”, “Kurtuluş Son Durak”, “Hükümet Kadın”, “Hükümet Kadın 2”, “Eyvah Eyvah 3” and “Kış Uykusu” won Golden Orange Award with ‘’Viontele’’, Sadri Alisik and SIYAD awards with ‘’Neredesin Firuze’’. ‘’Kis Uykusu’’ was rewarded with Golden Palm in Cannes Film Festival. She took part in ‘’Benzemez Kimse Sana’’ as jury member and featured in TV series ‘’Savdaluk’’.
In 2015 she starred in a BKM production ‘’Niyazi Gul Dortnala’’ with Ata Demirer.
Lucie Bader studied pedagogics, psychology, film and media management at the Zurich University (Switzerland), American University Washington D.C. (USA) and at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). 2002 -12 she was a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts and 2006-12 the Co-Head of Studies of the MA programme in film. As a member of the Federal Film Commission, the Swiss Film Academy and of the board of the International Film Festival Fribourg her focus has always been on the encouragement of young filmmakers and their cultural exchange. In 2013 she founded „outreach gmbh“, a company for science communication and film based in Berne (Switzerland). Currently she is the publishing director of „Cinébulletin“ and works as a lecturer at the University of Fribourg.
Selman Dursun graduated from İstanbul Üniversity, Law Faculty. In 2002, he got the master degree and in 2009, he got Phd degree in Public Law. He was assigned as assistant professor. He currenty works as academic member at Istanbul University.
She was born in 1942, in İstanbul and has been working as a translator since 1964, as a journalist since 1975, and as a film critic since 1984. She wrote her first criticism for “Ê la Nave Va / And the Ship Goes On” of Fellini for the daily Milliyet. Her first translation was made for the Arkın Publishing House and her first newspaper was the daily Politika. She is the first female critic of SİYAD and now an honorary member. She works for NTV, was a columnist at Radikal daily for a long time, and is a radio programmer. She has five published books, quite a number of translations.