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.

Ergi İşbilen

Director Assistant

She earned her BA in Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of Television Reporting and Programming (TVRP). In 2014 she graduated from the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, a joint program by the International Training Centre of the International Labor Organization, University of Torino and Politecnico di Torino, Turin School of Development and in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Berna Yurdusev

Public Relations

She graduated from Niğde University, Seafood Vocational Training Program in 2002. Currently she is studying Business Administration in the Open Education Faculty at Anadolu University. She works as an assistant at Bozcaada Municipality.

Şebnem Konçak Demirtaş

Press Relations

Following her graduation from Anatolia University, which has the best Communication Faculty in Turkey, Demirtaş worked as a production-management assistant on different documentaries and TV programs. From 1992 to 2013 Şebnem Konçak Demirtaş, as a director and manager of program department, has directed many documentaries on popular TV channels in Turkey such as TRT and 24 TV. She won the prestigious ‘Turkish Journalists Community – The Best Documentary Award’ with Republic Train in 2000. She has worked as Media Director at TÜRSAK (Turkish Foundation of Cinema and Audio-visual Culture). She was also responsible for the management of media relations at International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 2005 and  at other festivals.

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 Coordinator 

Ergi İşbilen

Office Assistant 

Elif Doğanyğit

Public Relations 

Berna Yurdusev

Press Relations 

Şebnem Konçak

Press Officer 

Dila Özdoğan

Social Media Team 

Alperen Yılmaz

Nida Su Sönmez

Events 

Tuğana Dereci

Anke Atamer Children’s Program 

Mert Kaan Bıldırcın

Anke Atamer Children’s Program Team

İrem Başaçık

Yaren Karadaş

Jury Assistant 

Nisan Şir

Translation (Q&A) 

Burcu Halaç

Mert Kaya

Photography & Video 

Tuğkun Zeroğlu

Barış Eksen

Can Ünsal

Ercüment Gürçay

Levent Menekay

Venues

– Community Center

Faruk Emin Kaba

Deniz Sunar

Süleyman Evran

– Salhane

Güney Ceylan

Ali Cem Şimşek

Hospitality

Tuğana Dereci

Nisan Şir

Webmaster

Alperen Yılmaz

Antoine Levillain

Content

– Graphic Design

Ece Kurtboğan

– Award Trophy

Duygu Ural Soley

– Totebag Design

Ülker Aral

Talya Özgüven

Catalogue

– Graphic Design

Ece Kurtboğan

– Content&Translation

Burcu Halaç

Ergi İşbilen

Editing

Tuğkun Zeroğlu

Nida Su Sönmez

Elif Doğanyiğit

Video Spot Production

– Camera

Berna Küpeli

– Editing

Ethem Özgüven

– Music

Alper Maral

– Technical Support

Erdem Zafer Demirkol

Film Traffic

– Film Traffic Coordinator

Ergi İşbilen

– Technical Coordinator

Eceworx

Berivan Alabuga

Film Screening Team

Eceworx

Özgür Oğuz Tuna

Halil İbrahim Ertav

Coşkun Tuna

Kadir Karaca

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