Elif Akarsu Polat

Elif Akarsu Polat

Turkey

Biography

Born in Ankara in 1981, Elif completed an undergraduate degree at the Tourism & Hotel Management Department of Hacettepe University in 1999. A year later, in 2000, she began a course in Radio, Television & Cinema at Ankara University and went on to graduate in 2004. The documentary film she produced and directed for her graduation project won multiple awards at festivals both in Turkey and overseas. She has worked as an assistant director on numerous TV drama series, as a director of feature films and a producer of commercials.
Her film FATED HEARTS (2019), co-directed by Çiğdem Bozali, was presented at Istanbul FF.

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