Director GERMANY

Fatih AKIN

Fatih AKIN

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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 in 1998. This film brings immediate success and several awards, including the Bronze Leopard at Locarno and the Bavarian Film Award for the Best Young Director. It was followed by the road movie In July I'm Juli in 2000, the one-hour documentary Wir haben vergessen zurückzukehren in 2001, the emigration drama Solino in 2002 and his Golden Bear winning last feature film Head-On in 2004. In 2003 he founded his film production company Corazón International. In 2007, The Edge of Heaven presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes is awarded the Best Screenplay Award.
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 Script / Dialogue, Director
MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN POLLUTING PARADISE 2012 Special Screenings Script / Dialogue, Director
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 Script / Dialogue, Director

Awards

THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE THE EDGE OF HEAVEN 2007 Award for Best Screenplay Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Un Certain Regard - 2008
Member - Feature films - 2005
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Christophe HONORÉ

Christophe HONORÉ

Cristi PUIU

Cristi PUIU

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Davide DEL DEGAN

Davide DEL DEGAN

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Elia KAZAN

Elia KAZAN

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Jacques DOILLON

Jacques DOILLON

Mike LEIGH

Mike LEIGH

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Shôhei IMAMURA

Shôhei IMAMURA

Script Writer
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