Kaan Müjdeci

Kaan Müjdeci

Turkey

Biography

Kaan Müjdeci was born in Ankara, Turkey. He moved to Berlin in 2003 in order to study film directing. Instead, he first opened an illegal open-air cinema, then a bar, and finally, a fashion store. In parallel to all these ventures, Müjdeci has continued filmmaking. Among his short films, DAY OF GERMAN UNITY (2010) was bought by several TV channels; and JERRY, his thesis film at the New York Film Academy, was screened within the scope of Berlinale’s Talent Campus, which he attended in 2011. Müjdeci’s documentary FATHERS AND SONS (2012) about dog fights in central Anatolia, served as a platform to write and direct his first feature film entitled SIVAS. Having its world premiere in 71st Venice Film Festival in the main competition section, the the film was awarded with the Grand Jury Prize. His project IGUANA TOKYO was selected for the Venice Gap-financing Market 2019.

Films Selection

  • Sivas - 2014
  • Fathers and Sons - 2012
  • Jerry - 2011
  • Day of German Unity - 2010