Director Biography – Mehmet Tığlı (SPIZELLA)

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Mehmet Tığlı was born in İstanbul in 1970. He graduated from Marmara University in 1991. He completed cinema courses at İFSAK in 1989. He won best screenplay awards of Orhon Murat Arıburnu National Art Awards in 1992 and 1993. He was assigned as a jury member at many short-film festivals. Mehmet Tığlı is also Marketing and Communication lecturer at Marmara University since 1993.

His first short film ‘Twin Stars-İkiz Yıldızlar’ was shot in June, 2016. ‘Twin Stars’ was officially selected to 58 international festivals and won 22 awards until the end of 2017. His second film High Calorie-Yüksek Kalori was selected to 45 international festivals and won 24 awards until 2018. His third short film A Ferry Tale-Bir Vapur Masalı was officially selected to 97 international festivals and won 46 awards.

Director Statement

I believe in the power of independent and low-budget movies. I usually write my stories from the real life’s testimonials. Life is cinema…