Ali Vatansever

Ali Vatansever

Turkey

Biography

Urban photographer and filmmaker. Born in 1981 in Istanbul. Graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Product Design and from Istanbul Bilgi University with an MA in Cinema and TV. He completed his MFA degree in Film Production at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York with a Fulbright Grant. In 2003, he started his film career with directing short films, documentary and music videos. Ali is pursuing his directing career within Terminal Film, a production company he co- founded in 2008 and teaching Film at Koç University, Media and Visual Arts Department. His debut feature El Yazısı (One Day or Another), a small town comedy and drama, has been distributed in theatres across Turkey and received 50.000 admissions. El Yazısı had its premier in Istanbul Film Festival and international premier in Cairo Film Festival. Ali is also an urban activist, working closely with NGOs on local democracy and governance. SAF is his latest film which premiered at Doc & Film International.

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