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Azize Tan


Born in 1971 in Istanbul. She received her BA from Bosphorus University in Istanbul. She works for the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) that organises six international festivals (Film, Theatre, Music, Jazz, Plastic Arts Biennial and Design Biennial) since 1993. She worked as the coordinator of the 5th, 6th and 7th Istanbul Biennials and became the assistant director of the Istanbul Film Festival in 2003, of which she is the director since 2006.

She also organises the Istanbul Autumn Film Week (Filmekimi) for the past 13 years. She is a member of NETPAC, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations Council, and the European Film Academy (EFA). She acted as jury member at several international film festivals including Bratislava, Jerusalem, Haifa, Granada, Montpellier, Mannheim-Heidelberg, and Odessa.

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