2019 Festival Team

Festival Team

Hakan Can Yılmaz

Festival President

Having completed his pre-college education in Çanakkale, he studied at Cerrahpaşa Medical School in Istanbul. He worked as a physician at Bozcaada Health Centre starting from 2003 until 2014. He was elected as the Mayor of Bozcaada in March 2014.

Ethem Özgüven

Festival Coordinator

Ethem Özgüven studied Film and TV at Anadolu University and Marmara University. He is currently teaching CONTRA and Documentary at Bilgi University. As a documentary filmmaker, he has been exploring political and environmental resistance, human rights and labour rights movements since 1990s. He created the concept of CONTRA as a critical approach for social responsibility campaigns. His documentaries and video art were screened in more than 50 countries in many major festivals and platforms. He is currently the coordinator of BIFED – Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary.

Petra Holzer Özgüven

Festival Director

She holds an MA degree from the Media and Communications Department and Theatre Science Department (minor) from the Vienna University. With “contra” she was involved in campaigns on topics like disability, irregular migrants, violence. The documentaries and campaigns she collaborated with were shown in many countries and TV channels.She was one of the founders of “FIMA Intercultural Video Workshops”, worked as an instructor, a curator, an international relations officer at “FIMA”, “National Environmental Script and Production Awards”, “Antalya Golden Orange International Short Film Festival” and “Karşı Sanat.” Her articles have been published in various journals and publications. Currently she is the director of BIFED-Bozcaada International Festival for Ecological Documentary.

Burcu Halaç

Translation

She completed her undergraduate studies in the Translation and Interpreting Department at Bogazici University. She continues her graduate studies in the Sociology Department at Bogazici University and works as a freelance translator and editor.

Office

Nisan Şir

Press Advisor

Mustafa Dermanlı
Fatma Genç

Press Relations

Pınar Özkan

Social Media Team

Güneş Dermenci
Pınar Özkan

Video

Barış Eksen

Spotlar

Ethem Özgüven
Ilgın Akarsu

Events

Tacmin Sarı
Osman Birinci

Anke Atamer Children’s Program

Mert Kaan Bıldırcın

Anke Atamer Children’s Program Team

Yaren Karadaş
Melis İlayda Gülyol

Jury Assistant

Beyza Kabadayı

Translation (Q&A)

Burcu Halaç
Mert Kaya
Yaprak Aydın

Açılış Kapanış Sorumlusu

Can Ünsal

Presentation

Mine Sağyaşar

Photography & Video

Tuğkun Zeroğlu
Barış Eksen
Levent Menekay
Mehmet Paylaslıoğlu
İrem Atay
Mert Sak

Venues

Faruk Emin Kaba
Deniz Sunar
Güney Ceylan
Ali Cem Şimşek

Hospitality

Tuğana Dereci
Burcu Ünsal

Film Traffic Coordinator

Nisan Şir

Webmaster

Halil İbrahim Ertav

Technical Coordinator

Eceworx
Berivan Alabuğa

Film Screening Team

Eceworx
Özgür Oğuz Tuna
Oytun Sungu

Graphic Design

Ece Kurtboğan

Award Trophy

Gizem Dila Kars

Totebag Design

Sude Eylül Yüksel
Talya Özgüven

Graphic Design

Ece Kurtboğan

Content & Translation

Burcu Halaç
Yaprak Aydın

Content

Nisan Şir

Photographs

Zehra Talay
Nazmi Özüçelik

Boards

Honorary Board

Fethi Kayaalp
Haşim Yunatcı
Hilmi Etikan
Kamil Saka
Mücella Yapıcı
Tuğrul Eryılmaz
Ülgür Gökhan

Board of Advisors

Alaattin Timur
Ayşe Önal
Arzu Aral
Elif Canan Onat
Feyyaz Yaman
Şafak Pavey
Zeki Dinlenmiş

Scientific Board

Dursun Gökdağ
Erol Katırcıoğlu
Huri Özdoğan
Nurçay Türkoğlu

Artistic Board

Ayşe Deniz Sekban
Ayşegül Selenga Taşkent
Can Candan
Funda Alp
Gevher Gökçe Acar

Ecology Board

Emine Girgin
İsmail Duman
Lale Çapalov
Önder Demirer
Şinasi Eskikaya
Ümit Erdem