Feature Film Competition Jury

The Jury of 7th International Golden Scale Feature Film Competition

feride-cicekogluFeride Çiçekoğlu has a background in architecture, literature and film. After getting her Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania, she started her teaching career in the field of architecture in Turkey but she was imprisoned during the military junta of 1980 because of her political opposition. The stint in prison was the inspiration for her first book Don’t Shoot Them Shoot the Kite, which she later adapted to screen. Çiçekoğlu continued to write for screen, and she built a new teaching career in film. Currently she is the director of the Film and Television Department at İstanbul Bilgi University.


selman-dursunSelman Dursun graduated from İstanbul University, 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 currently works as academic member at Istanbul University.

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demet-evgarDemet Evgar is a Turkish theater, TV, and cinema actress.

Born in Manisa, Turkey, on May 19th, 1980, Demet Evgar started acting at the age of 17 with the amateur theatre group, ‘Afsem Theatre’. Her first ever stage appearance was in the Ray Cooney play: ‘It runs in the Family’. While studying at the National Theatre School at İstanbul University, Evgar formed a theater group with her friends, named ‘Tiyatro Kılçık’. While working within the group as an actor, she also contributed her writing skills and served as a playwrighter. Evgar later performed at the well-known ‘Kenter Theater’, in the play ‘The Blue Room’, and added to her resume with award winning performances in classic plays such as ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Cimri’ and ’39 Basamak’. She continued to act in local productions at ‘Tiyatro Kılçık’. In 2007, Evgar appeared in the stage production of ‘Rock Musical’. Her later performances at the ‘Pangar Theater’, which she formed in 2012, included masterpieces such as ‘Macbeth’ and ‘King Lear’. Evgar added to her already wide acting range by successfully portraying complex characters. She still
Her transition into mainstream TV and big screen acting seemed effortless and smooth thanks to her solid foundation in theater. She appeared in many TV Shows such as ‘Aslı ile Kerem’, ‘Bütün Çocuklarım’, and ‘Emret Komutanım’, and a number of successful movies such as ‘Banyo’, ‘Beyza’nın Kadınları’, ‘Güneşi Gördüm’, and ‘Yahşi Batı’.

Having established herself as one of the best female actors in the Turkish acting world, Evgar reached the peak of mainstream fame and recognition when she took on the role of ‘Zeynep Yıldırım’ on the hit TV show, ‘1 Kadın, 1 Erkek’, which was adapted from the French TV Show, ‘Un Gars, Une Fille’. The show aired on three different popular channels, ‘Turkmax’, ‘Star TV’, and ‘Fox TV’, and went on for 8 seasons. More than 12.000 sketches were shot along with 465 episodes.

Evgar’s wide range of skills and deep understanding of character building as an actor has earned her many awards in theater, TV, and cinema acting. Some of her awards include;
Galatasaray University Awards / Best Actress in Theater / King Lear / 2015
Elle Style Awards / Best Actress of the Year / 2012
Altın Kelebek TV Stars Awards / Best Actress in a Comedy / 2010
Galatasaray University Awards / Best Actress / 1 Man 1 Woman / 2009
12th Sadri Alışık Awards / Best Supporting Actress / Anna Karenina / 2007
Galatasaray University Awards / Best Actress / Gece Mevsimi / 2006
ODTÜ / Best Actress / 2011

In 2015, in the ‘Best Tens’ Award Ceremony, held in honor of the 100th year of Turkish Cinema, Evgar shared the ‘Best Ten Comedy Actresses’ award with these legendary names: Adile Naşit, Ayşen Gruda, Binnur Kaya, Demet Akbağ, Mürüvvet Sim, Nevra Serezli, Perran Kutman, Suna Pekuysal, and Yasemin Yalçın.

Demet Evgar worked with director Onur Ünlü in the 2013 movie, ‘Sen Aydınlatırsın Geceyi’, and recently teamed up with him once again for his new film, ‘Aşkın Gören Gözlere İhtiyacı Yok’. She also recently shot another movie named ‘Sofra Sırları’. Evgar is currently busy performing the plays ‘39 Basamak’ and ‘Kozalar’ at multiple locations with her theater company, ‘Pangar Tiyatrosu’. ‘Kozalar’ has made its premier at the ‘Avignon Theatre Festival’ which is amongst the world’s top theatre festivals.


tarik-tufanTarık Tufan was born in1973, Istanbul and studied Philosophy at Istanbul University then finished master degree on Sociology brunch at Marmara University Middle East Institute.

He worked as a program producerat many tv and radio programs.

He has been writing essay and narrative story, besides documentary and film scenario since 2000.


barry-wardBorn in Dublin, Barr Ward began his career at age 14 with BBC drama, Family. By the age of 16 he had completed a BBC six-part series Plotlands. In his first feature, he played against Cillian Murphy.

Besides his television and movie roles, he acted in many theatre productions. In 2014, he has recieved rave reviews from critics and audiences for his role in Ken Loach film Jimmy’s Hall which competed for Palme d’Or in Cannes Film Festival. With his role in the 5 episode mini-series Rebellion he was nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama award in Irish Film and Television Awards in 2016. His last film Maze, directed by Stephen Burke, is completed in 2017.

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