Film Design and Directing

Film Design and Directing    

The Department of Film Design and Directing is designed to handle the multidimensional and variable creation processes from an innovative perspective. The importance of theory and practice is taken into consideration at every stage. Our tutors are experienced filmmakers with practical experience in cinema production processes, as well as experienced filmmakers with wide experience in events, festivals, competitions, symposiums and workshops. Our aim is to ensure the students’ success through theır knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of cinema. In addition, the programme is designed to respond to social and cultural needs with the aim of compiling and recording of the history and rich cultural heritage of Cyprus and transforming them into works of art with aesthetic and ethical concerns.



  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Emrah Öztürk
    Head of Department

    Emrah Öztürk was born in 10th of March 1986, Morphou. He graduated Radio-TV-Cinema Department in 2008. He completed his master’s degree ‘Film and Cultural Studies’ programme at the University of Sunderland in 2010. In 2020, he completed his PhD programme.
    He worked as a co-ordinator of Turkish unit in Hollywood movie “Ghost Rider 2: The Spirit of Vengeance” (2012). He has been an assistant director on TV shows such as “Canım Doktor” on TV8 and “Evim Şahane” on Kanal D (2012-14). He gave lectures about film making in private institutions such as Sinematek and Fil’m Hafızası. He has 6 short films that had been screened and selected at 9 festivals including 15th Golden Boll Film Festival and 13th Boston Turkish Films Festival.
    Emra Öztürk won Süleyman Uluçamgil Poetry Award in 2005. Also he recieved Selection Committee Award in Tarık Dursun K. Story Competition, 2012. His stories had been published in various magazines such as Varlık, Kitap-lık and Notos. He is one of the theree founders of Uçsuz, a journal of literacy and criticism. His story books “Limon Yağmuru” (May 2014, 2016) and “Anlatamıyorum” (February 2017) were published by Yapı Kredi Publications. In 2019, he translated the first volume of Edgar Allan Poe’s story collection.

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Elnaz Nasehi

    After receiving her bachelor degree in Cinema (Editing) from Art University of Tehran (2004), and her MA in Dramatic Literature from Tarbiat Modares University (2007), she started working as a director, editor and researcher in IRIB and made a series of episodic TV documentaries titled Future. She also had her first book, the Guide to Story-Telling for Computer Games, published in 2010. In 2018, she earned her doctoral degree in communication and media studies at Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus. Her research interests include Neopatriarchal Iranian society/cinema, critical cultural studies and interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film Studies.

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Dalkılıç

    After having completed his bachelor degree at Hacettepe University, he did his master degree at Great Britain’s Sunderland University on Television, Film and Media Production and held high level administrative posts for many years at the television and media sector. In tandem with his career at the sector, he continued to pursue an academic career as well, and was a lecturer at the Girne American University and Eastern Mediterranean University. He completed his doctorate degree on Communication and Media Management and is continuing with his studies on cinema/ideology, visual culture and digital transfromation.

    He is particularly interested in photography and world history.

  • Lecturer Ali Azhari

    Ali Azhari is an Iranian filmmaker and cinematographer holding an M.F.A. in screenwriting/cinematography and has been professionally working in Iranian cinema as a director of photography for years.

    His field of research is focused on interactive and post-cinema.