A true cosmopolitan, Hakan lived in France, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, the USA and Montreal before moving to Vancouver in the hopes of realizing his film aspirations. After graduating from Montreal’s McGill University & a short-lived career as a marketing consultant, he followed his heart westward to pursue his dream of making movies. Following his completion of Vancouver Film School, he has worked in different capacities on Hollywood productions & independent films, including that of assistant director. As an independent filmmaker, he traveled to the 66th Cannes Film Festival in 2013 where his film“The Resting Room” was screened at the Short Film Corner. Dividing his time between North America and Europe, he continues to undertake various endeavors in the cinematic realm & is currently perfecting his latest script. Hakan’s passion & drive to expose the art house quality of Turkish Cinema to Vancouverites has brought the VTFF program to the high level that we are proud to showcase this year.

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