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Kaan Müjdeci

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Born in 1980. Graduated from Physics (BA), Turkey in 2002.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are Jerry (short fiction film/2011/ Berlinale Talent Campus), Fathers and Sons (short documentary film/2012/ Krakow Film Festival), SIVAS (Feature Debut/2014/ 71st Venice Film Festival, Main Competition)

My feature debut SIVAS was world premiered in 71st Venice Film Festival in the main competition and awarded with Special Jury Prize. After travelling more than eighty international film festivals such as Tokyo International Film Festival, Brisbane Asia Pacific Screen (Best Youth Award), Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (The Ecumenical Jury Award), Duhok International Film Festival (Yılmaz Güney Award), Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz Showcase), Days of Cinema Palestine, it was distributed in cinemas in several countries including Turkey, Germany and Japan. SIVAS was also the official entry from Turkey for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscars for the 88th Academy Awards. My second feature film in development IGUANA TOKYO attended at the Cinefondation L'Atelier of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

About works / performance


SIVAS, 2014, Film Poster


IGUANA TOKYO, 2016, Film Poster


I am a filmmaker and script writer. I usually create my artistic concepts related to the story I am working on. My debut feature SIVAS was shot in Anatolia in Turkey featuring the story of a boy and a fighting dog in a small village. In SIVAS I appropriated special visual and sound concepts in an artistic collaborative way that fit in the landscape of the story. In my filmic practice I enjoy collaborating contemporary artists to enrich and complete the aesthetical vision of my films, because I believe in artistic collaborations and affective connection between contemporary arts and cinema. Currently I am working on my second feature film project IGUANA TOKYO, which features the story of a nuclear family living in Tokyo. In this project I am collaborating with the contemporary artists Temnyouya Hisashi from Japan and Ali M. Demirel from Turkey to enrich the visual-animation parts of my project.