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Semih Kaplanoglu
Semih Kaplanoğlu (name in native language)
 
Director
Co-producer, Editor, Producer, Scriptwriter
 
Country: Turkey
Born: 1963
 

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Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most acclaimed writer-director- producers of contemporary filmmaking in Turkey.
He received BS in Cinema- Television from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül Universiy, Izmir in 1984.
Kaplanoğlu made his debut in 2001 with “Away From Home”, and with this film he was awarded Best Director in Singapore IFF.
In 2005, he made his second feature “Angel’s Fall”. The film received Best Film Awards in Nantes, Kerala and Barcelona Alternativa FF.
With his third feature film »Yumurta« (Egg), which premiered in 2007 Quinzaine des Realisateurs, he received Best Director awards in Fajr IFF, Valdivia IFF and Bangkok World FF. The film received 30 awards in total including important national awards such as the Golden Orange (Antalya IFF) and the Golden Tulip award (Istanbul IFF).
His feature film »Süt« (Milk) premired at the 2008 Venice IFF, and was also screened at festivals around the world, earning him international awards, such as FIPRESCI prize at the Istanbul IFF.

His recent feature »Bal« (Honey) the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy, winner of GOLDEN BEAR award in 60th Berlinale IFF, traces the origins of a soul.

Semih Kaplanoglu, has also written many articles based on plastic arts and cinema which have been translated into foreign languages and published in such magazines and journals as Gergedan, Gösteri, Cumhuriyet, and Sanat Dünyamız between 1987 and 2003.
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Grain (2017)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
Co-producer
 
   
 
 
     
 
Honey (2010)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Milk (2008)
Director
 
   
 
 
 
     
 
Egg (2007)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Angel`s Fall (2004)
Director
 
   
 
 
     
 
Away From Home (2001)
Director
 
   
 
 
 
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