Bozcaada Belediye Başkanlığı Bozcaada, Türkiye
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 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Hakan Can Yılmaz
Halil İbrahim Ertav
Elif Canan Onat
Ayşe Deniz Sekban
Zeynep Deniz Gökçen