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She was born in Denizli/Turkey. Her stories were published in the magazines such as Post Öykü, Muhayyel, Turkish Literature, and Mahalle Mektebi. Her book reviews, movie reviews, various articles, and interviews have been published in various press organs and websites. She continues her education in the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Philosophy, in Istanbul University.
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She was born in the Spring of 1977. She was lucky enough to live in Istanbul, the city of her dreams. After graduating from Uludag University's Faculty of Theology, she completed her master's degree in Psychology of Religion at Marmara University. She has been teaching Religious Culture and Morals to the children for more than ten years. She loves cinema, music, reading, learning, social sciences, Istanbul, Bursa, the sea, carbohydrates and sugar, animals, and especially cats. She can't choose between the tea or the coffee, caught right in the middle. She strives to stay as a student and human. She scribbles on various subjects in her own way.
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Cinema researcher, born in 1992 in Istanbul/Turkey. After graduating from Department of Turkish Language and Literature of Istanbul University, she got her master's degree in Cultural Studies at Şehir University with her dissertation titled "The Making of a Cinema Culture through Cinema Magazines in Early Republican Turkey (1923-1928): The Business, Stars, and Audience". She currently is a Ph. D. Candidate in Media and Communication Studies Program of Galatasaray University, working on her dissertation about contemporary Turkish cinema. Among her fields of interest can be mentioned vernacular cinema, society of consumption, postcolonial studies, and semiotics. She has a specific interest in traditional Islamic art, learns manuscript ornamentation, likes being behind the scenes, and has recently been learning Japanese. On Günce Sinema, she aims to focus on East Asian Cinema, popular culture, and audience studies.
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Zülal was born, raised, and educated in Istanbul. After her undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature, she went on to get an MA and a PhD in International Relations. Her interest in foreign languages and different cultures has shifted to East Asia after Europe, and her academic studies also focus on this region. She is interested especially in Japanese and South Korean cinema and tries to review films from a historical and political perspective.
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During his childhood, when Yeşilçam Cinema films were on TV, with his family, he watched the films of the Turkish film stars such as Fatma Girik, Türkan Şoray, Hülya Koçyiğit, Ayşen Gruda, Adile Naşit, Münir Özkul, Şener Şen, Fikret Hakan, Ediz Hun, Kadir İnanır, Sadri Alışık, Erol Taş, Cüneyt Arkın and Kemal Sunal. In those years, watching a movie in the theaters had been possible only when the whole school went together, especially for this hard-working student who wanted to become a doctor or an engineer. At the time he did not like the movie, but realized that the movie theaters were another world. He rented a VCD device and several movies, and organized screenings in the high school TV room for a few. He continued these screenings in Istanbul, where he went to study engineering. After a while, he got bored of Hollywood films and became interested in World Cinema. He watched all the famous and reputable films from the cinemas of France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Korea and Japan. Thanks to a friend, his interest for Yeşilçam films was awakened in the current cinema environment where those films were despised. After watching them all, he regretted why he kept his distance to those films made by Ömer Lütfi Akad, Metin Erksan, and Yücel Çakmaklı. He keeps the track of the new cinema movement that started in the 90's in Turkey, albeit critically. He watches whatever he can find at the festivals, online platforms, DVDs, and on theaters. Is there a specific form of filmmaking for Turkish Cinema? How is it possible? How should it be? How can it be? These questions are always in his mind. On his way of watching films alone, he crossed paths with many cinema enthusiasts. He is also an engineer. He writes only about the movies he likes. He will keep writing on Günce Sinema, a platform that he contributed to set an agenda specific for himself, not designed by the others. He wishes to receive comments on his articles, either openly or privately. He expects to hear form his audience about the things he is interested. He is always open to having long conversations whenever he finds someone with shared cinema interest.
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He was born in Tokat/Turkey in 1998. He is studying in the Department of Radio, Television, and Cinema at Istanbul University. He tries to envision the possibilities of cinema.
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A sociology student and a film-lover. She used to approach cinema as a leisure entertainment untill she discovered the sociological and political layers of films during her undergraduate years. Nowadays, she sees cinema as a field where questions about life and people are asked and answered. She tries to understand which answers are genuine, and searches for her own answers by writing on Günce Sinema.
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He was born in Adapazarı/Turkey in 1985. He completed his undergraduate studies at Marmara University - Faculty of Law and got his master's degree at Bahçeşehir University - Cinema and Television Department with the thesis titled "Characters and Narration in Ertem Eğilmez's Cinema" with the methods of Narratology and Structuralism. His novel "Var Ama Yok: Bir Mektep Hikâyesi", which focuses on the problems of young people in a high school in Istanbul, was published in 2020. He keeps working on his novels and cinema reviews.
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0-5 years old: There are two things she remembers most clearly. When her father, who was a truck driver, brought expensive clothes from abroad, which she wore and show off to the whole neighborhood. Whenever her mother gets lost even for a couple of minutes, she would shake the bells with her cries. 5-11: Although she doesn't know why, at the age of 5 she found herself as the first student who learned reading in the class. At the age of 11, when she was reading books like Victor Hugo's Les Misérables in 2 nights, she declared to her father that she wanted to write and publish a book, they calculated the estimated budget. In middle school, she wrote stage plays, choose actors, did rehearsals. When the play was ready to be presented, she made deals with patisserie shops for sponsorship in the form of cookies and cakes, and had the whole school watch her play. 12-16: She attended Vocational School of Health just because she passed the the exams for it, with no specific interest. The year she graduated, she decided to study Archeology and went to the private courses. When she found out about the requirements for that department, she gave up and chose another department that the educational system allowed. That's why she still has no idea about topics like trigonometry. After graduating from the university, she started a business and opened an optical store. Soon she realized that making money was not enough to make a person happy. And whatever she was interested in until then, such as playing guitar, painting, theater, traveling, they all became a part of cinema. That is why she decided to complete her own puzzle. After producing, writing, short film training, and TRT1 internships, she found herself in a wonderful community called "Hayal Perdesi".
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She was born in 1993 in Isparta/Turkey. She completed her primary and high school education in Isparta. She started her undergraduate education in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Istanbul University in 2011, and graduated in 2015. In the same year, she started her graduate studies at Marmara University's Institute of Social Sciences, in the Department of Turkish-Islamic History and Arts. She got her master's degree in 2019 by completing her thesis on İ'tisam magazine, which was published in the early 1900's. During her graduate education, she kept working on Ottoman Turkish in various institutions. From 2016 on, she is giving lectures and preparing workshops about reading the manuscripts, inscriptions and tombstones written in Ottoman Turkish.
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She was born in Yozgat/Turkey in 1985. Graduated from The Faculty of Theology of Uludağ University. She is a teacher who lives in Istanbul. She is interested in cinema, TV series, music, and poetry. She spends most of her time looking closely at the words.
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Turkish film director and screenwriter. He was born in 1981 in Izmir/Turkey. After graduating from The Department of Radio, Television, and Cinema of Marmara University, he got his master's degree with the thesis titled "Shadow Play Karagöz and Cinema". His short films, documentaries, and feature films such as Breath of the Beloved (2014), Miradjiyah: Hidden Heritage (2017) and The Mute (2019) were screened at many international and local film festivals, and received awards. He still continues his theoretical and practical studies on cinema.
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He was born in 1985 in Izmir/Turkey. He completed his undergraduate education in Community Healthcare and got his master's degree in Healthcare Management. He has been working in the department of angiography, an advanced imaging method for adult and pediatric hearts, for 10 years. He tries to think, read, and write about what's visible and invisible to the eye.
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She is a passionate moviegoer. She tried to expand her learning outcomes about the art of cinema by participating in various workshops related to cinema. She has been doing screening activities with her friends at BİSAV Script Writing Workshop for about five years. She is also an academic in the field of Econometrics. For this reason, the TV series The Big Bang Theory is one of her favourites. She is the author of the book titled Spatial Econometrics.
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She was born in a small town on the coast of the Black Sea. While growing up, Istanbul always played a role her growth, on her perspective of life and especially on literature, just as much as the place where she was born. Writing was an unseperable part of her being and she could never give up on it. She studied Physics and Engineering. She watched the growth of her two children at first hand. This gave her more insight and wonder than a whole life experience can ever give. She continues to watch, think, and write.
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He was born in November 1997/Receb 1418 in the town called Sürgü located in Doğanşehir district in Malatya/Turkey. During his early childhood, he was in Konya Hadim and Sürgü. Due to his father's civil service, he was living in Düzce untill 7th grade. Later again due to his father's duty, he went to Antep and then to Malatya, where he completed his high school education at Malatya High School. He is an undergraduate Computer Engineering student. He has been interested in cinema for two years, and he plays "oud", a traditional Turkish instrument.
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She was born in 1974 in Çorum/Turkey. She is married and mother of one. She likes reading and writing. She found a window to cinema from the world of books. She saw that it was a vast sea, and resting her feet on the beach for now. She doesn't know how to swim and does not intend to become a diver. Non-assertive. For the reason that "the one who has an assertion gets tested". The things that are written on the beach will be deleted soon or later, but anyway. Writing is a bit of fun, a bit of getting done. What is permanent anyway? A hope: The dream on the screen resembles the truth.
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He was born and bred in Istanbul/Turkey, although his family is from Rize. He is a true Istanbul and Bursa lover. His main field of study is Islamic Philosophy, and his other fields of study philosophy in general, and also cinema theories. The sentence summarizing his philosophy of life is as follows: “Be firm, in spite of ever-twisting world.”
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She was born in Yalova/Turkey in 1999. She completed primary and secondary school in Jeddah/Saudi Arabia, and high school in Yalova/Turkey. Her articles and translations were published in the magazines such as Yedi İklim, Cins, Skyroad, and Şiir Versus. She is currently studying English Language and Literature at Istanbul University.
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Born in Manisa/Turkey (1987). Studied politics in Istanbul (2004). Couldn't find what he was looking for. He became interested in Sufism. Did his Ph.D. (2019). Currently continues to study at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University. He is interested in the possibility of how the Sufist worldview can be reflected on the silverscreen.
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Since her childhood, she spent her pocket money on films and cinema magazines. While studying in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Boğaziçi University's undergraduate program, she took elective cinema courses. After her graduation, she participated in BISAV Hayal Perdesi Cinema Group. She loves both cinema and children, that is why she is interested especially in children's cinema.
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