Eset Akcilad

Writer and Director, Mantar Film

Degrees in Film Studies and Economics, Yale University. Worked at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, New York and London, 2010, career switch to filmmaking. Creator, consultant, writer and director in the TV and cinema industries ever since. Has worked with: NBC-International Networks, Rome; StarTV, Adam Film and Mantar Film, Istanbul. Wrote scripts and directed short films shown at Cannes Short Film Corner and Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Member and Vice-President, Global Shapers Istanbul Hub, World Economic Forum. Consultant and Funding Director, SineMASAL, a not-for-profit mobile cinema culture festival. Interested in and dedicated to telling stories and partaking in organizations with high social responsibility awareness. Currently seeking funds to direct own first feature length film. Recipient of numerous awards for scripts, most recently from the Istanbul Film Festival (2014).