Democreative \ Semih Uzunlar \ Turkey

Democreative is quietly pointing a truth that almost everyone know but avoid to talk about with an animation. 19 years old director Semih Uzunlar is studying advertising at Bilgi University and interested in films and animations.

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Art By Chance 2011

ART BY CHANCE 2011 Selection's theme is Change.
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Art By Chance 2011 Jury

Don Hahn
Don Hahn Producer at Walt Disney

Don Hahn produced the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film to receive a Best Picture Oscar® nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, and to win a Golden Globe® for Best Picture. His next film, The Lion King, broke box office records all over the world to become the top-grossing traditionally animated film in Disney history and a long-running blockbuster Broadway musical. Hahn also served as associate producer on the landmark motion picture Who Framed Roger Rabbit (with Amblin’ Entertainment). His other films include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the 2006 short, The Little Matchgirl, which earned Hahn his second Oscar® nomination.
He is currently developing the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie with director Tim Burton, and directing and producing several documentary projects. Hahn has also authored three books on the art of animation, including the 2008 book, The Alchemy of Animation, which provides the definitive account of how animated films are created in the modern age.

Michel Reilac
Michel Reilac Executive Director of ARTE France Cinéma

Michel Reilhac is executive director of ARTE France Cinéma and head of acquisitions for Cinema with ARTE France.
In 1998 he directed All Alike, his first documentary. On request of Canal + TV, he made To Be a Man in 1999, and in year 2000 he directed for Arte, Kenya Islands. On the same year, he created Melange, a films production company based in France. He produced the feature film Cry Woman, from the Chinese director Liu Bing Jian which was a part of the section Un certain regard of the Cannes Festival, 7 days, 7 nights by Cuban director Joel Cano, and The Good Old Naughty Days (which he directed) was presented in the Filmmakers Fortnight of the same festival.

Johanna von Fischer
Johanna von Fischer Director of the British Independent Film Awards

After training as an actor, Johanna went on to appear in various independent film and theatre projects. Apart from acting, she also worked as a personal development trainer for business corporations, and casting director for various independent film projects. In 2000, she was appointed press officer and administrator for Raindance Film Festival and training, moving on to become assistant producer for the British Independent Film Awards in 2001. In 2003, she became producer and then in 2006 Director of the British Independent Film Awards.

Nick Roddick
Nick Roddick Film Journalist and Course Director, MA Film Curating, London Film School

Nick Roddick taught film and theater at universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA before becoming a journalist in the early 1980s. After a stint with Stills Magazine in London he was editor of Cinema Papers in Australia from 1985-6, followed by a decade as a trade journalist as Editor of Screen International, then Moving Pictures International. He is the author of several books and currently runs Brighton-based consultancy company Split Screen. Additionally, he contributes regularly to Sight & Sound and the Evening Standard; is currently building Film File Europe, a pan-European database; and teaches an MA course in Film Curating jointly run by the London Film School and the London Consortium.

Harun Tekin
Harun Tekin Singer and Song Writer

Born 1977 in the Turkish capital Ankara. His 2001 university graduation with degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Boğaziçi University were preceded by his 1996 graduation from Deutsche Schule (German High School) Istanbul, where he co-founded the seminal rock band Mor ve Ötesi which he fronts as singer/guitar player to date. He is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Turkish rock music scene, as well as a renowned opinion leader, active in various areas of social responsibility and socio-cultural thought. 

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