Director GERMANY

Fatih AKIN

Fatih AKIN
Biography

Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg in 1973 as son to Turkish Parents. He began studying Visual communications at the Hamburg College of Fine Arts in 1994.
He directed his first full length feature film Short Sharp Shock (Kurz und Schmerzlos) in 1998. This film brings immediate success and several awards, including the Bronze Leopard at Locarno and the Bavarian Film Award (Best Young Director).
It was followed in 2000 by the road movie In July I'm Juli, the one-hour documentary Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren (2001), the emigration drama Solino (2002) and his award-winning last feature film Head-On (Gegen dieWand) (2004). In 2003 he founded the film production company Corazon International.
Fatih Akin today works as a scriptwriter, director and producer and occasionally also as an actor. He lives in Hamburg.

Films presented at Cannes

AUS DEM NICHTS IN THE FADE 2017 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN POLLUTING PARADISE 2012 Special Screenings Director , Script / Dialogue
AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE THE EDGE OF HEAVEN 2007 In Competition - Feature Films Director , Script / Dialogue
CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL 2005 Out of Competition Director , Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Un Certain Regard - 2008
Member - Feature films - 2005
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Directors

Aleksandar PETROVIC

Aleksandar PETROVIC

Director, Actor
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

Director, Script Writer
Gregory QUAIL

Gregory QUAIL

Shôhei IMAMURA

Shôhei IMAMURA

Script Writer
Victor TRIVAS

Victor TRIVAS

Youssef CHAHINE

Youssef CHAHINE

Director, Actor
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