JOHAN VAN DER KEUKEN NEW TALENT AWARD JURY

Ahu Öztürk

She studied philosophy and cinema. In 2004, she directed her first documentary "Sandık" (Chest). In 2010, she participated with the omnibus film Tales from Kars with her short "Açık Yara" (Open Wound) which has been shown in many international film festivals such as Rotterdam, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Sarajevo, Beirut.

She studied philosophy and cinema. In 2004, she directed her first documentary "Sandık" (Chest). In 2010, she participated with the omnibus film Tales from Kars with her short "Açık Yara" (Open Wound) which has been shown in many international film festivals such as Rotterdam, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Sarajevo, Beirut. Her first feature film "Toz Bezi" (Dust Cloth) was premiered at Berlinale Film Festival Forum section. The film received multiple awards including Istanbul Film Festival Best Film, Best Script, Best Actress; Nürnberg Turkish-German Film Festival Best Film, Best Actress; Duhok Film Festival Best Script, Best Director, Best Actress; Napoli Film Festival Best Film; Ankara Film Festival Best First Feature Film; SİYAD (Association of Turkish Film Critics) Best First Feature Film; Brezilya International Women Film Festival Best Film.

Can Candan

Documentary filmmaker and a faculty person at Bogazici University, Istanbul. He studied film, video and media arts in the USA. Before joining Bogazici University in 2007, he taught at Temple University, Hampshire College, Istanbul Bilgi University, Sabancı University.

Documentary filmmaker and a faculty person at Bogazici University, Istanbul. He studied film, video and media arts in the USA. Before joining Bogazici University in 2007, he taught at Temple University, Hampshire College, Istanbul Bilgi University, Sabancı University. He has been teaching documentary theory, history, criticism and mentoring projects and theses in film studies and filmmaking, as well as publishing on documentary cinema in Turkey. His award-winning and internationally distributed documentaries include "Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls" (2000), "3 Hours" (2008), "My Child" (2013). Currently, he is working on his fourth feature-length documentary entitled "Nuclear alla Turca".

Karen Cirillo

Karen Cirillo is a multi-media creator, cultural worker and documentary programmer and producer. She is a Masters student in Visual and Media Anthropology and is interested in the dichotomy of visual anthropology/documentary, audience reception and how storytelling, aesthetics and forms of representation differ across cultures.

Karen Cirillo is a multi-media creator, cultural worker and documentary programmer and producer. She is a Masters student in Visual and Media Anthropology and is interested in the dichotomy of visual anthropology/documentary, audience reception and how storytelling, aesthetics and forms of representation differ across cultures. She founded Doxita, a traveling program of short non-fiction cinema, and programmed for various festivals and organizations including True/False and Full Frame Documentary Festivals.
Currently based in Istanbul, she’s a digital communications specialist for UNDP Eurasia and a member of Eurommersive Turkey. She previously worked for UNICEF as programme director of an international children’s broadcasting initiative and the global OneMinutesJr. project, collaborating with video artists to produce video workshops for kids around the world.

Özlem Güçlü

Özlem Güçlü is an Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, where she teaches courses on film and media. Güçlü holds PhD in Media and Film Studies (SOAS, University of London); MA in Gender Studies (Central European University) and BA in Sociology (MSGSÜ).

Özlem Güçlü is an Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, where she teaches courses on film and media. Güçlü holds PhD in Media and Film Studies (SOAS, University of London); MA in Gender Studies (Central European University) and BA in Sociology (MSGSÜ). Her main research interests are representations of gender and sexuality in cinema, politics of film representation, cinema of Turkey, and cinematic animals. Amongst her other publications, she is the author of Female Silences, Turkey's Crises: Gender, Nation and Past in the New Cinema of Turkey (2016) and co-editor of Queer Tahayyül [Queer Imagination] (2013).

Selda Taşkın

Selda Taşkın was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1984. She studied Philosophy (major), Architecture Culture and Art History (minor) in METU. She is working as a director, producer and editor in commercial, film and animation projects with her company Punctum Creative Productions, which she founded in 2009 in Istanbul.

Selda Taşkın was born in Izmir, Turkey in 1984. She studied Philosophy (major), Architecture Culture and Art History (minor) in METU. She is working as a director, producer and editor in commercial, film and animation projects with her company Punctum Creative Productions, which she founded in 2009 in Istanbul. She worked in the editorial and post-production departments of Inside, Mold, Inflame. She is the editor of some feature films such as; "Home", "The Gulf", "Kronoloji", "La Belle Indifference", "Ela with Hilmi and Ali", "Zuhal" and "A Night in Four Parts".
In 2019 she received the Cahide Sonku Award of the 56th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. She is an alumni of Berlinale Talents 2020. In 2022 she received the Best Editing Award of 40th Istanbul Film Festival with the movie "Zuhal".

FIPRESCI JURY

Natalia Moussienko

Natalia Moussienko Ph.D. is currently a leading research fellow of the Modern Art Research Institute, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv. She studied philosophy at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and then at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Natalia Moussienko Ph.D. is currently a leading research fellow of the Modern Art Research Institute, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv. She studied philosophy at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and then at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Moussienko is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESСI) and served on numerous FIPRESСI juries. She is member of the Ukrainian Film Academy, and the National Union of Filmmakers of Ukraine. She is the author of five books and numerous articles on the theory and history of culture, cinema, cultural diplomacy, most notably: ‘’Art of Maidan’’, ‘’Kyiv Art Space’’, and ‘’Far Stars Light’’ on film history, in co-authorship with O.S. Moussienko and V. R. Slobodian. Her works have been published internationally.

Teresa Vena

Teresa Vena (1983) studied history, art history and Spanish philology at the University of Geneva. She has since worked as a curator in the field of visual arts and film and as a film critic for various online and print media.

Teresa Vena (1983) studied history, art history and Spanish philology at the University of Geneva. She has since worked as a curator in the field of visual arts and film and as a film critic for various online and print media. She has created various film series and thematic festivals such as Film:Schweiz, which offers a platform for older as well as current films from Switzerland in Germany. Her expertise and interests focus in particular on cinema from Asia, Latin Amerika and Europe.

Övgü Gökçe

Övgü Gökçe is a film critic and a member of the editorial and association board at Altyazı, the prominent independent film publication in Turkey. She has presented at seminars and conferences as well as contributing to numerous catalogues and publications as writer and editor since 2000.

Övgü Gökçe is a film critic and a member of the editorial and association board at Altyazı, the prominent independent film publication in Turkey. She has presented at seminars and conferences as well as contributing to numerous catalogues and publications as writer and editor since 2000. After finishing her undergraduate study on philosophy, she completed her MA degree with a thesis on narration in post-revolutionary Iranian cinema, and continued her doctoral studies in interdisciplinary arts. Övgü Gökçe is currently working as director at Diyarbakır Arts Center implementing projects on documentary film, photography and literature, and continues to teach and write on (trans)national cinemas.