Gizem Ibak is a Turkish film director and screenwriter, born in Istanbul, July 16, 1993.
She studied Film Design at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts as first in her class. She made three short films, As You Know (2013), The Movie Has Happy Ending (2015), Before Leaving (2016) at school. She had the opportunity to work with well-known actors such as Aytac Usun, Orhan Alkaya, and Mert Tanik in the short films she shot as school assignments. While studying in 2015, she went to India and attended the film set of Disney India's Dangal.
She had worked with Indian actor Aamir Khan in 2015, India. Gizem Ibak, who went to India while she was still a student, decided to return to the same country and explore more, and as soon as she graduated from school, she went to India. She toured almost every state of India in 2016-2017. She had worked with the Video Volunteers film community in Goa.
She decided to make two documentaries in India. Qatar Airways took on her flight sponsorship in 2016. She toured twelve cities and completed her documentaries of The Night Light of the Earth and Soul of The Light. The first of the documentaries was sold to Adler Entertainment from West Hollywood, while the second received an honorable mention from the Rotary Film Festival.
After returning to Turkey, she worked as an intern in the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). At the foundation, she first became a production assistant, and then she was an intern in the marketing department. She was elected Mumbai Film Festival Young Critics Lab workshop program in 2018.
She was elected to Mediterranean Film Institute Script-2 Workshop organized in Greece the same year. She won a scholarship for the Filmasist workshop program organized by Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema in 2019. The same year, her first professional short subject Passing Through the Forest was supported by Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Cinema.
She completed her first professional subject Passing Through the Forest three days before The World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.
Although many festivals were canceled due to covid-19, Passing Through the Forest managed to participate in four festivals. It represented Turkey in the Southeast Regional Film Festival in the US. It was a finalist at that festival.
Passing Through the Forest was selected for the Lift-off Global Network organized by Pinewood Studios in London. Also, it has been selected to Best of Latin America Short Film Festival organized by ShortsTV operating in Los Angeles. Mavijaan Distribution acquired the distribution of the film in Francophone countries in 2020.
Gizem Ibak has worked as a marketing coordinator at Pancard Film in 2016. In 2018, she started to produce digital advertising films for BT SHOP stores owned by Buse Terim. In 2018, she directed the commercial for Bistrot Français, which is part of Consulat Général de France à Istanbul. There are commercials of more than thirty brands in her portfolio. (WMF Turkey, Philips Avent etc.) She has been working as a director in Tristana Media Limited (Turkey) since 2018. She uses English and French languages in full professional proficiency.
There is an Entrepreneurship Certificate that Gizem Ibak received from the Entrepreneurial Businessmen Foundation in 2018. In addition, since she has been interested in theater since her childhood, she has certificates of success in performing arts.
BU SİTEDE YAYINLANAN HER TÜRLÜ SES, GÖRÜNTÜ, YAZI İÇEREN BİLGİ VE BELGE, TİCARİ MARKA VE HER TÜR FİKRİ MÜLKİYET HAKKI , İLGİLİ MARKALARA AİTTİR, YALNIZCA SAHİPLERİ TARAFINDAN VE SAHİPLERİNİN İZNİ İLE KULLANILMAKTADIR VE TELİF HAKLARI KAPSAMINDADIR.
© 2018 GİZEM İBAK - TÜM HAKLARI SAKLIDIR.
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