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Serdar Yilmaz is an award-winning director. His first featured film project script “3+1 Apartment For Sale” has been selected Cinelink 2013 Development Workshop and Co-Production Market. His short film “Fried Chicken” screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Brooklyn Film Festival. His previous short “Stairs” played in over ten international film festivals. Both films form the part of a trilogy based on his first feature film 3+1 Apartment for Sale. Serdar also has credits as art director and production designer on over fifteen features, some of the most successful Turkish new wave films such as Yesim Ustaoglu’s Pandora’s Box. He won Best Art Director Awards at 2009 and 2007 Golden Boll Film Festival, 2007 Ankara Film Festival. Also an accomplished artist, Serdar has had solo exhibitions and video installations in Turkey and as far away as exhibition at Rio Contemporary Art Museum Brazil. Serdar Yilmaz studied painting at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in Istanbul, where he also completed his doctorate. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Fine Arts Faculty.

Director's Filmography

Short Movies, Videos

2015 “Su Birikintisi”/“The Puddle”, 9’51’’, Short Movie, İstanbul
2012 “Kızarmış Tavuk”/“Fried Chicken”, 13’, Short Movie, İstanbul
2009 “Merdiven”/“Stairs”, 12’48’’, Short Movie, İstanbul
2008 “Sessizlik”/“Silencxe”, 5’45”, İsparta
2007 Affective Defence”, Video art, 6’, İstanbul
2004 “Benim Yerim Neresi”/“Where is My Place”, Video art, Moskova, Istanbul
2002 “Hollanda Belgeseli”/“Holland Documentary”, 10`, Amsterdam, Istanbul

Screenings and Exhibitions:

2013 “Find Your Way” Solo Project Exhibition, Installation of Fried Chicken and Stairs at Pi Artworks Istanbul.
2013 “Kızarmış Tavuk”/“Fried Chicken” 42. Rotterdam Film Festival, Spectrum Shorts, The Netherlands.
2012 “Kızarmış Tavuk”/“Fried Chicken” Oaxaca Film Festival, Official Selection for Experimental Short Movie Competition, Oaxaca, Mexica.
2012 “Kızarmış Tavuk”/“Fried Chicken” Brooklyn Film Festival, Official Selection for Experimental Short Movie Competition, Brooklyn NY, USA
2012 “Kızarmış Tavuk”/“Fried Chicken” Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Court
Metrage, Short Film Corner, Cannes, France
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Zero Film Festival, New York, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Oregon Film Festival, Oregon, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Yosemite Film Festival, Yosemite, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Portobello Film Festival, London, ENGLAND
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Athens International Film And Video Festival, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” Fresno Film Festival, California, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” İf İstanbul, AFM International Independent Film festival
2010 “Merdiven”/“Stairs” 6. Akbank Short Film Festival, İstanbul
2009 Rotterdam Film Festival, Screening of ‘Black Dogs Barking”
2008 “Teneffus”, Group Exhibition in Moda, İstanbul (Installation)
2006 Karga Art, “Confusion” “Chaos”, “Where is My Place”, Kadıköy, istanbul
2005 Tunel Art Festival, (Screening of “Control Documentary”, “Red, Blue and Greys”)
2004 “Turkish Delight”, Rio Contemporary Art Museum, Brazil


2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards, “Handful of Sea” Best Production Design, Dir.Leyla Yılmaz, Production Designer: Serdar Yılmaz, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Short Movie Competetion Gold Level WinnerOregon
Film Festival, Oregon, USA
2010 “Merdiven”/”Stairs” Short Movie Competetion Silver Sierra Winner
Yosemite Film Festival, Yosemite, USA
2009 Adana Altın Koza Film Festival, Best Art Director, “Shadowness”
2008 San Sebastion Film Festival, Best Movie, “Pandora’s Box” Dir.Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Production Designer: Serdar Yılmaz
2008 Alexandria Film Festivali, Best Artistic Look, “Waiting for Heaven”, Mısır
2007 Ankara Film Festival, Best Art Director, “Waiting for Heaven”
2007 Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Best Art Director, “Waiting for Heaven” and “Fog and Night”

External Links


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  3. umut halıcı
  4. Baris Atiker
  5. radiobot
  6. Criterion Collection
  7. TREATS! Media
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