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Serhat Karaaslan


Serhat Karaaslan was born in 1984 in Varto, Turkey. He moved to Istanbul to study at the Faculty of Pharmacology at Istanbul University. After his graduation, he made his first short film.


He was then accepted to the master’s program for Directors of Film & Drama at Kadir Has University in Istanbul. He made two more shorts Bicycle and Musa while earning his master’s degree.

His most recent short film Ice Cream premiered at the Toronto Film Festival Short Cuts Competition in 2014. His short films have won more than 50 awards and screened in major film festivals including Toronto, Locarno, Thessaloniki, Montpellier, Sarajevo and Istanbul.

His first feature film project Passed by Censor has been selected for Cannes Cinefondation Residence 2015 and Berlinale Talent Project Market 2015.


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