Babylon 2011

ÍzgŘr Canel: Biography


Writer/Director

Project Title: IKNA

I was born in Turkey and emigrated to the Netherlands with my family in 1977. After a happy childhood in Zutphen where the seed for storytelling was laid, I moved to Amsterdam to study Cultural Anthropology. My dream then was to become a documentary maker. But I started working at the sidelines of television and film until in 1999 I plunged into the magical world of writing for film. My first screenplay De Loodgieter (The Plumber) got picked up by the Dutch Filmfund, but eventually never went into production. It did give me the opportunity though to enroll into the 8-week filmprogramme at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. After my haf year in the States in 2001 I returned to Holland and started working freelance for television and film. I worked on plays, built internetsites, directed for television and made programmes. My last job was being editor in chief at Mtnl, a multicultural television station. Since the beginning of this year I enjoy being a freelance writer and director.



BABYLON PARTNER LINKS

Babylon collaborates regularly with partner orgnanisations, including AHRC-funded Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Research Network




Migrant and Diasporic Cinema Network ┬╗

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Thierry Lenouvel┬╗

Far Flung Families in Film ┬╗

Podcast: Gareth Jones/Sarita Malik/Leslee Udwin ┬╗




BABYLON PROJECTS 2015

Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2015.

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BABYLON PROJECTS 2013-14

Read more about the projects selected for Babylon Europe 2013-14.

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BABYLON BREAKTHROUGH Event at 56th BFI London Film Festival 2012

This year BABYLON hosts the closing event of the London Film Festival's Industry Programme, 10.30 on 21st October at NFT3, BFI Southbank.




For flyer click here.