CV

YONCA GÜZELPINAR

Helsinki
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EDUCATION

Mimar Sinan University – Cinema & TV

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director | Sitcom & TV Series

🎬 İstanbul’un Altınları,  Sitcom, ATV –  İCA Production, 2011. 🎬 Sen Harikasın, Sitcom, Türkmax – Zodyak Production, 2009. 🎬 Yalancı Romantik, Sitcom, Fox – Mint Production, 2008-2009. 🎬 Hemşire Meri, Comedy Series, Kanal1 – Koza Production, 2008. 🎬 Yalancı Romantik, Sitcom, Kanal1 – Mint Production, 2008. 🎬 Hepsi 1, Youth Series, ATV – Süreç Production, 2008. 🎬 Erkeksen Seyret, Sitcom, TGRT – Saran Production, 2006. 🎬 Belalı Baldız, Sitcom, ATV – Med Yapım Production, 2005. 🎬 El Bebek Gül Bebek, Sitcom, TGRT – Med Yapım Production, 2005. 🎬 Haylaz Babam, Sitcom, TGRT – Med Yapım Production, 2005. 🎬 Çocuğun Var Derdin Var, Sitcom, TGRT – Med Yapım Production, 2004. 🎬 Patron Kim?, Sitcom, ATV – Gergedan Film Production, 2003.

Assistant Director | Sitcom

🎬 Dadı, Sitcom, Show TV / Star – Med Yapım Production, 2000-2003.

Television Series Producer & Director | 1998 – 2000

🎬 Şimdi Neredesin, TV Documentary Series, TV8. 🎬 Hobi, Actual TV Program, TV8. 🎬  Trend, TV Studio Program, TV8

Director of the Cinema Association | 1995-1997

The association was co-founded by directors Atıf Yılmaz, Ömer Kavur, Yusuf Kurçenli, Erden Kıral, Memduh Ün, Ali Özgentürk, İrfan Tözüm, Orhan Oğuz, Barış Pirhasan ve Zeki Ökten. The association produced two feature films directed by its founders: Aşk Üzerine Söylenmemiş Her Şey and Yerçekimli Aşklar.

1st Assistant to the Director | 1992-1995

🎬 80. Adım, Feature Film 🎬 Çözülmeler, Feature Film 🎬 Taşların Sırrı, TV series 🎬 Umut Taksi TV series

Asistant director – assistant producer to TV advertisement films | 1989 – 1992

First for Eks Production, then as a freelancer.

PROJECT WORK

Organizer and Tutor

Film-making Workshop for Turkish Speaking Youth in the Helsinki Capital City Region. Supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Familia Ry (Finland). 2020-2021

Film-making Workshop for Turkish Speaking Youth in the Helsinki Capital City Region. Supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and Familia Ry (Finland). 2019-2020

Film-making Workshop for Turkish Speaking Youth in the Helsinki Capital City Region. In collaboration with Famila Ry (Finland). 2017-2018.

Film Workshops Coordinator

Music Beyond Barriers. Youth Exchange Project (Young people from Gypsy communities in Turkey and young people from the UK). Run by Balik Arts. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.

Film Beyond Borders. Youth Exchange Project (Young people from Cyprus and young people from the UK). Run by Balik Arts. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU.

Film Tutor and Coordinator

Club Med. Filmmaking project with Turkish speaking young people from disadvantaged backgrounds; refugees in particular. Run by Balik Arts. Funded by Neighbourhood Support Fund, UK.

Project Bizim. Filmmaking project with Turkish speaking young people from disadvantaged backgrounds; refugees in particular. Run by Balik Arts. Funded by Neighbourhood Support Fund, UK.

Advisor and Juror

Golden Island International Film Festival. Organised by Balik Arts. Funded by Creditwest Bank Cyprus. 2014.

Proofreader in Turkish

Various projects of Balik Arts including Taste of Anatolia Film Festival (Cambridge, 2018)