Collective residencies / The purple meridians / Olot


From Wednesday, 15 June 2022 to Friday, 17 June 2022

Screenwriter and director
Istanbul (Turkey)


She graduated from Ege University with a degree in Philosophy. She completed a master’s degree in Film and Television at Marmara University in 2002 and has been working on various film projects since 2000. Ahu is one of the five film makers of the omnibus film Tales from Kars (2010). She is screenwriter and director of the short film called Open Wound. The film has been shown in many international film festivals such as Rotterdam, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Sarajevo, Beirut.

Her first feature film Dust Cloth was premiered at Berlinale Film Festival Forum Section. Awards received include Istanbul film festival Best Film, Best Script, Best Actress; Nurnberg Turkish-German film festival, Best Film, Best Actress; Duhok film festival Best Script, Best Director, Best Actress; Napoli film festival Best Film, Brasil International Women Film Festival Best Film.


I participate in the project "The Purple Meridians", an international meeting with 16 female filmmakers from different countries (Catalonia, Kurdistan, Italy, Greece), to discuss the difficulties faced by professionals with a female identity and non-binary people in the film and audiovisual industry, to break down the borders they have encountered and to make proposals for improvement, creating a network of support and exchange for future collaborations on an axis that crosses that crosses whole of Europe, from its eastern to its western border.

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