2020 FESTIVAL TEAM

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT

HAKAN CAN YILMAZ

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.

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

ETHEM ÖZGÜVEN

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.

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

PETRA HOLZER

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.

TRANSLATION

BURCU HALAÇ

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.

2020 TEAM

Festival President
Dr. Hakan Can Yılmaz

Festival Coordinator
Ethem Özgüven

Festival Director
Petra Holzer

Translation
Burcu Halaç
Yaprak Aydın

Graphic Design
Ece Kurtboğan

Social Media
Güneş Dermenci
Pınar Özkan

Press Advisor
Mustafa Dermanlı

Web Master
Halil İbrahim Ertav

BOARDS

HONORARY BOARD

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

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Ayşe Önal
Arzu Aral
Elif Canan Onat
Feyyaz Yaman
Zeki Dinlenmiş

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Lalehan Öcal
Nurçay Türkoğlu

SCIENTIFIC BOARD

Alaattin Timur
Ayşe Deniz Sekban
Funda Alp
Zeynep Deniz Gökçen

ECOLOGY BOARD

Emine Girgin
Önder Demirer
Özcan Germiyanoğlu

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