Born Istanbul, TR, 1982
Nationality TR

denizbuga@gmail.com
 
Duran Archival Footage
Beeld 1 / 2   Duran Archival Footage 01 | 2012 | various sizes

How can we reclaim our own time, our own space and our own local histories from the fictional spell of the neo-liberal order? Deniz Buga is currently working on the photography archive of Lutfiye Duran, an Istanbul-based traveller. Gathering visual feedback from this archive, he investigates the penetration of neo-liberal policies into the public imagination.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2006-2010
New York University, Tisch School of Arts, New York (NY), US (MFA)
2000-2006
Bogazici University, Istanbul, TR (BA)

Residencies
2011-2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships/stipends
2009
'NYU Fellowship for Excellency in filmmaking'
Golden Globes, 'HFPA Production Grant'
2007
'Turkish Education Foundation Scholarship'

Awards
2008
San Sebastian Film Festival, ES, 'Jury Prize'
2006
Istanbul Film Festival, TR, 'Nokia Short Film Award'
2005
International Istanbul Independent Film Festival, TR, 'Sleep', best film
IFSAK, TR, 'National Short Film Festival Awards of Turkey', best film "Sleep"
2004
Bil's Short Film Competition, TR. best film "Brothers"
IFSAK, TR, 'National Short Film Festival Awards of Turkey', best film "Brothers"

(Selected) film/video screenings
2010
Kino Basel, Basel, CH
2009
Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul, TR
NewFest, New York (NY), US
BAM Screenings, Brooklyn, (NY), US
Torino LGBT Film Festival, Torino, IT
2008
San Sebastian Film Festival, San Sebastián, ES
NewFest, New York (NY), US
Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul, TR
2007
Oberhausen International Film Festival, Oberhausen, DE
2006
Oxford Modern Art Gallery, Oxford, GB
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, DE
Angers-Premier Plans, Angers, FR
2005
Platforma Video Zero Five, GR
Inside-out Toronto Film Festival, Toronto, CA

Films/Videos
2011
'Story of Kara', HD color, 12'00", director, editor
2009
'Wednesdays', HD color, 10'00", director, writer
'Grasshoppers', HD color, 6'00", director, writer
2008
'Incomplete Stories of New York',16mm, b&w/color, 21'00", director, cinematographer
2006
'Sand', 16mm, b&w, 6'00", director, screenwriter
2005
'Sleep', beta sp pal, b&w, 15'00", director, screenwriter
2003
'Brothers', beta sp pal, b&w, 7'00", director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor

Performances / performing arts festivals
2005
International Faustfest 2005, CA
2004
Immigrar't Project, Barcelona, ES
Ethos International Theatre Festival, TR, 'Noah 2004'

(Selected) articles and reviews
2010
Altyazi, Monthly Film Magazine, 'Cinema of Pedro Costa', vol 89 (November)
2009
Altyazi, Monthly Film Magazine, 'New York Film Festival', vol 80 (October)
2008
Altyazi, Monthly Film Magazine, 'Istanbul Film Festival', vol 70 (May)
2005
Altyazi, Monthly Film Magazine, 'Interview with John Waters', vol 44 (October)

Teaching activities
2011
Bogazici University, Istanbul, TR, Lecturer
Bilgi University, Istanbul, TR, Lecturer