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He was born in 1978 in Istanbul. He graduated from Bilgi University, Faculty of Economics and  Administrative   Sciences. He completed his graduate degree at Istanbul Kültür University, Social Sciences Institute’s Communication Design program. He  completed his PhD at Marmara University, Social Sciences Institute Information Technology department. He is teaching at Istanbul Kültür University. Furthermore, he is also working extensively in the fields of information, communication technologies, new media and digital games .

Okan Ormanlı

He was born in Istanbul in 1974. He studied Radio-Tv and cinema at Marmara University (1993-1997). He recieved his Master degree in 2006 with his thesis entitled “The Transiton Period of Turkish Cinema and its Sociological Infrastacture” from Marmara University.

He was editor in TURSAK Cinema Foundation between 1998 and 2005. In this period he wrote many articles on cinema in several cinema magazines. Since 2005 he has been working as lecturer in the Department of Communication Design of the Faculty of Art and Design at Istanbul Kültür University.


In 2009 he recieved his PhD degree with the thesis “Relationship Between Father and Son in Turkish Cinema from 80’s Until Today”. At the end of 2010, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Professor. He has many national and international papers and articles on cinema. He also has two books about cinema. The first book, called “Film Criticism in Turkish Cinema” was published in 2005. And his second book called “Feyzi Tuna” was published in 2014. He became Associated Professor in the field of cinema in the end of the 2015. He teaches several different classes at university level, such as Cinema History, Art Critisicm, Acting in Cinema and Graduate Project etc.

Salih Kalafatoğlu

A director, producer and writer, he was born in Safranbolu in 1955. In 1978, he graduated from Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (currently Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts), Graphic Design Department. He worked in the Turkish film industry as assistant director and producer between 1974 and 1979. In 1983 he founded his own production company Sineskop and started to produce and direct advertisements. In 1987 he wrote scripts and directed for TRT 1’s “Barış Manço ile 7’den 22’ye” program. In 1992, he created and directed the program “Görüntü ve Müzik” (Image and Music) for TRT 2. In 1993, he also wrote and directed the dramatic documentart “Hayatım Sinema” for TRT 2, followed by  the documentaries “Sesler, Yüzler, Sokaklar” (Voices, Faces, Streets), and “Istanbul İskeleleri” (The docks of Istanbul).  In 1994 he received the support of the Ministry of Culture for the script of “Kaybolmuş Öyküler” (Lost Tales). In 1995, he produced and directed the documentary “Merhaba Dünya” (Hello World) for TRT 1. In 1996, he directed film for television for a private television station. Also in 1996, he shot the Istanbul documentary for HABITAT. From 1997 to 1998 he worked on documentary films and programs in Germany. Between 2000 and 2005, he worked as the general coordinator for Umut Sanat Products’ Theatres. He built many film theatres and managed them. He was the general coordinator and program director for an international performance center between 2006 and 2007.Since 2004 he has been teaching at Istanbul Kültür University.