Canan Gerede


Canan Gerede was born in New York in 1948. She studied theatre in
Caracas, Venezuela, and in New York at the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts. Between 1978 and 1982, she worked as an assistant of
Atıf Yılmaz and Yılmaz Güney and during the time when Yılmaz Güney
was in prison Gerede helped to produce The Way (Yol) which won the
Golden Palm at Cannes. In 1983, she wrote a screenplay for a German
film, Germany under Thorns, and became one of producers for Thomas
Harlan’s film, Wundkanal.
Since 1987, Gerede has directed several documentary films such as
Pass the Bludwurst Please (1987), Abidine, Can You Paint the Portrait of
Happiness? (Abidine, Sen Mutluluğun Resmini Yapabilir misin?, 1988)
or Women Behind the Veil (Peçenin Ardındaki Kadınlar, 1993). In 1991
her first feature-length film, Robert’s Movie, was screened at the Cannes
IFF as part of the Critics’ Week. She was the first woman to receive the
Best Director award for her second feature film, Love is Colder Than
Death (Aşk Ölümden Soğuktur), at the 32nd Antalya Golden Orange
Film Festival in 1995. Gerede lives and works in Istanbul and Paris.

Juries 2016

Fiction Competition Jury

Canan Gerede


Štěpán Hulík

Czech Republic

Documentary Competition Jury

Nenad Puhovski


Shorts Competition Jury

Úna Feely


Noud Heerkens



Student Jury

Norbert Franko


Juraj Mydla


Adam Straka