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TEAM

ARDA ÇİLTEPE

After graduating from Economics at Boğaziçi University, he co-produced Meteors (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2017, Locarno Festival’s Filmmakers of the Present) and Gulyabani (dir. Gürcan Keltek, 2018, Locarno Festival’s Signs of Life). He produced The Pillar of Salt (dir. Burak Çevik, 2018, Berlinale Forum). He's the producer of Gürcan Keltek’s New Dawn Fades and of Semih Gülen and Mustafa Emin Büyükcoşkun’s debut Athlete. He is fluent in English.​​

SEMİH GÜLEN

Semih began his career working for Kaplan Film during his undergraduate studies. He worked as an assistant director and/or assistant editor in several TV documentaries and features. He previously worked for Semih Kaplanoğlu, Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun and Mehmet Can Mertoğlu. He is one of the producers of The Pillar of Salt (2018) which premiered in Berlinale Forum. His last short Hit Me Baby (2018) premiered at Istanbul Film Festival. Semih is currently developing his first feature Athlete. He is fluent in English.

ALARA HAMAMCIOĞLU

Graduated from Boğaziçi University with a major degree in Sociology and a minor in Film Studies. Alara started her career producing shorts which premiered/won prizes at the Locarno FF, Antalya FF, New Directors New Films and Palm Springs. Prior to co-founding Vigo Film, she worked in the production of various TV series and features realized by Netflix and Ay Yapım. Alara recently produced four independent features and a limited series. Her films premiered at Tokyo, Rotterdam, Istanbul, Ankara, Vancouver and Tallinn Black Nights FF.  She is fluent in English.

SİNAN KESOVA

Sinan graduated from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. He worked as an assistant director in various commercials and music videos under Kamara Film. Notable directors he worked for include Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Tayfun Pirselimoğlu. His last short film Outskirts (2017) won the FIPRESCI award at the 36th Istanbul Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at 23rd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival and screened in international festivals such as Sarajevo, Les Arcs. Sinan is currently developing his first feature film. He is fluent in French and in English.

OZAN YOLERİ

Graduated from Robert College and Boğaziçi University and completed his minor degree in Film Studies. He gave photography lectures on darkroom and film photography during his college years. He is one of the co-founders of the Istanbul based production company Vigo Film. Inpaintings (2023) is his first feature film, premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights FF, where it won the NETPAC Award. Ozan is a Sarajevo Talents alumnus and he speaks English and Spanish.

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