Short Film Competition Juries


KorhanBozkurtKorhan Bozkurt is a director living in Istanbul. He has begun his career in 2004 by shooting commercials and music videos. His first feature film is “O Kadın” which he wrote and directed in 2007. Korhan Bozkurt, who is also a musician, is an amateur photographer.


TulinOzenDaughter of both engineer mother and father. Has one young sister. Met theatre in her high-school years. Graduated from Izmir Bornova Anatolian High School. While she was studying Electrical Engineer in in Istanbul Technical University (ITU), in her third year she take an exam of Yeditepe University and won a scholarship. Afterward, she left ITU and continued studying in Yeditepe University then joined Yeditepe Theatre. Won Golden Orange of Best Actress in the movie Angel’s Fall (2005) from Semih Kaplanoglu.


Born in İstanbul. Graduated from University of Kocaeli Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Being in school theater club she had participated as an actress in a UNESCO awarded theater project which was put on stage in collaboration with Germany, Israel and Greece. She acted in many different theaters including İzmit Municipality City Theaters, Theater Hayal Et and Osman Cavci Theater. She assisted theater master Genco Erkal in Dostlar Theater. She was selected for the Talent Campus of 14th Sarajevo Film Festival. Acted in different tv serials, short films and many commercials such as Pepsi, Burger King, Atasay, Calgonit, Beko, Eti, İş Bankası, Turkcell, Siemens etc. Also acted in feature films Romantik Komedi and Talisman (Muska).

She’s still an actor of theater master Ferhan Şensoy’s Nöbetçi Theater, Theater ŞenAy and Theater Kedi.

She does and teaches aerial silks acrobatics.

She was administrative manager of theater workshops in Nazım Hikmet Foundation.

She is the chairwoman of Contemporary Circus Artists Association, founding member of Actors’ Union of Turkey (OYUNCULAR SENDİKASI) and founding member and General Secretary of Actors Collecting Society (BİROY) for copyrights.


MehmetAcarMehmet Açar was born in 1963. He has graduated from Galatasaray High School and completed his undergraduate education in Bogazici University, Department of English Language and Literature. As post graduate education he studied Cinema ad Television in Marmara University. He started to work in media sector, write film reviews at 1989 and has worked as chief editor of Sinema Journal. Mehmet Acar as writer of 1 short story book and 3 novels has been working as film reviewer in Haberturk newspaper and delivering seminars and lectures on film analysis since 2009.


OzanGuvenOzan Guven was born in 1975 in Germany and graduated from Mimar Sinan University Department of Modern Dance. He took acting lessons in İzmir Municipality Conservatory and worked in Sahika Tekand Theatre. Ozan Guven has continued his career with several films and series since 1997.




Engin Ertan was born in Istanbul in 1979. He was graduated from Istanbul University then completed his undergraduate education in Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication Istanbul University. He started write on cinema in 2000 and worked as editor in chief until 2013 in Sinema Journal. His articles on cinema and music were published in several more journals and magazines like Radikal, Rolling Stone Turkiye, Total Film Turkiye an Film +. Since 2009 he is taking part as jury member in Newest Films from Germany that has been organized jointly by Goethe-Institut Istanbul and Istanbul Modern Cinema. Also he took part as curator in Karsidan Bakis Program held within the events organized in in memory of 50th anniversary of immigration to Turkey from Germany in 2011 by Goethe-Institut Istanbul. He was one of the advisors of international program of 50th International Antalya Film Festival held in 2013 an one of the coordinators of Kino 2015 Book published jointly by German Films and by Goethe-Institut Istanbul. Engin Ertan is still working as program advisor for KuirFest.