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Derya DURMAZ

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Derya Durmaz studied Economy, Human Rights Law and Acting. She received “Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform’s Best Project Award” and “Turkish Ministry of Culture’s Production Support” with her 1st short film, ZIAZAN. Ziazan participated in more than 40 festivals in 21 countries, won 11 awards and received full coverage in Washington Post and Monocle magazine. Her 2nd short film “Mother Virgin No More / Gri Bolge” was selected to the “65th Berlinale Generation 14plus Short Film Competition”. The film participated in more than 20 festivals in 12 countries since then and won 2 awards. Both films’ world sales and distribution were acquired by Kurz Film Agentur Hamburg.

Derya Durmaz is one of the 20 filmmakers selected to participate in the “International Toronto Film Festival’s TALENT LAB 2015”. She was selected to participate in the “BERLINALE TALENTS 2016” program and be one of 3 Berlinale Talents directors selected to be portrayed at the Deutsche Welle Arts.21 speciale ‘Close-up 2016 – How young filmmakers see the world’. With her debut feature film project in development “The Bus To Amerika”, Durmaz is also one of 8 filmmakers selected to the “First Films First, Goethe Institute Young Directors Academy South East Europe 2016”.

As an actress she took part in more than 10 feature films – such as the “Blue Wave” which competed in 64th Berlinale – and many TV productions. She works with the Persona Theater from Athens and took part in their international productions in Greece, Turkey and Iran. In line with her degree in human rights law, she also takes part in NGO projects related to human rights, refugee rights, youth and arts. Recently she coordinated the EU funded “Project for Human Rights and Film Making for Children” and currently she is a consultant to the EU Human Rights Film Days organized by the EU Delegation to Turkey.

Filmographie

2015 The Bus to Amerika (Feature) – In development
– One of 12 projects selected to the “Paris Coproduction Village 2016” organized under the Champs-Elysees Film Festival’s Industry Days

2015 Mother Virgin No More / Gri Bolge (Short) – Premiered at the ‘65th Berlinale Generations 14plus Short Film Competition’

– EU 5th Human Rights Short Film Festival , TURKEY – SECOND RUNNER-UP
– Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA – SPECIAL JURY MENTION

2014 Ziazan (Short)
– Mo&Friese Hamburg Children’s Short Film Festival, GERMANY – FRIESE AWARD
– FICAIJ International Film Festival for Children and Youth, VENEZUELA – BEST FICTION FILM AWARD – CAT – International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, RUSSIA – SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR DIRECTOR’S WORK WITH YOUNG ACTORS
– Tokyo Kinder Film Festival, Tokyo, JAPAN – OPENING FILM
– Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition, USA – BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD
– SEE a Paris, FRANCE – SPECIAL JURY MENTION
– Atif Yilmaz Short Film Competition, TURKEY – 1st PRIZE

– ROFIFE International Short Film Festival , TURKEY – FESTIVAL SPECIAL MENTION
– Diversity in Cannes Short Film Competition, FRANCE – JURY CHOICE & AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS – International Izmir Short Film Festival , TURKEY – PROMISING YOUNG ACTRESS AWARD
– Altin Cinar Film Festival , TURKEY – SHORT FILM JURY SPECIAL MENTION

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