Ceylan Özgün Özçelik

Ceylan Özgün Özçelik

Turkey

For all the upcoming, new female directors who still are in search of a person to rely on, who suffocated, felt alone, struggled, and were rejected for so long, please never give up!    

Biography

Born in 1980, in Turkey. She studied Law at the Marmara University in Istanbul, but never practiced. After working as a text writer in TV channels and as a DJ in a radio station, she started to produce, write and host a TV show on cinema called “En Heyecanlı Yeri”, which was aired for almost ten years. A book of interviews and media memoirs called "Dikkat Çekim Var!” written by her, was published in 2013. She had written film reviews for online and print media for 14 years. Her short films were screened at various festivals including Bratislava Art and Festroia. She also edited behind the scenes, cinema award videos, production company trailers and documentaries. Her feature film debut INFLAME (2017), which is a thriller about memory and media, made its world premiere at the Berlinale Panorama and won Luna Gamechanger Award at SXSW.

Films Selection