Meryem Yavuz

About

She was born in 1983, Istanbul. She studied cinema at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

Her first feature as a cinematographer İki Çizgi | Two Lines (2008) made its world premiere at 65. Venice Film Festival’s International Critics’ Week section, Kumun Tadı | Seaburners (2014) and Toz Bezi | Dust Cloth (2016) made them international premiere at Berlin Film Festival’s Forum section. Salı | Tuesday (2015), competed at 68. Cannes Film Festival.

She was selected for Berlinale Talent Campus 2009.

Beside her two national Best Cinematography awards with the short films, she was invited to world’s most prestigious cinematography festival Camerimage in 2012 with the short film Road to London.

She is a member on board of Cinematographers’ Association of Turkey and Cinema&Broadcasting Workers’ Union of Turkey.

Works

Selected Filmography
2016 – Dust Cloth | Directed by Ahu Öztürk
2016 – Fish Bone | Directed by Kerem Ayan
2015 – Tuesday | Directed by Ziya Demirel
2015 – Mother Virgin No More | Directed by Derya Durmaz
2015 – The Puddle | Directed by Serdar Yılmaz
2015 – Unmade Bed | Directed by Eytan İpeker
2014 – Seaburners | Directed by Melisa Önel
2014 – Summer Night Sky | Directed by Can Eskinazi
2013 – Eye Am | Directed by Melik Saraçoğlu, Hakkı Kurtuluş
2012 – Vanished Into Blue | Directed by Abdurrahman Öner
2012 – Emmaporation | Directed by Alp Giray Tabakoğlu
2012 – F Type Film | Directed by Hüseyin Karabey
2011 – Morning-Noon-Evening | Directed by Efe Öztezdoğan
2011 – Nolya | Directed by M. Cem Öztüfekçi
2008 – Sapak | Directed by Fırat Mançuhan
2008 – Two Lines | Directed by Selim Evci
2007 – Downstairs | Directed by M.Cem Öztüfekçi

Awards

2016 – 19. Uçan Süpürge International Film Festival | Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award
2009 – 11. Marmara University Short Film Festival | Best Cinematography ‘Sapak’
2008 – Kodak National Competition For Film Schools | Best Cinematography ‘Downstairs’

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