Born in Ankara, Turkey, Kaan Müjdeci moved to Berlin, Germany in 2003 in order to study film directing. Instead, he first opened an illegal open-air cinema, then a bar, and finally, a fashion store. In parallel to all these ventures, Müjdeci has continued filmmaking. Among his short films, Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of German Unity) (2010) was bought by several TV channels; and Jerry, his thesis film at the new York Film Academy, was screened within the scope of Berlinale’s Talent campus, which he attended in 2011. Müjdeci’s documentary Babalar ve Ogulları (Fathers and Sons), about dog fights in central Anatolia, served as a platform to write and direct his first feature film entitled Sivas. Shot in 2012 with production support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture, Sivas also received a post-production grant from the Istanbul Film Festival’s Meetings on the Bridge in 2013. A versatile entrepreneur, Müjdeci is also at the helm of the popular Kreuzberg venue Luzia and the concept fashion store Voo.

Accolades

Yasin Müjdeci and Nesra Gürbüz and Çiğdem Mater and Kaan Müjdeci
Best Youth Film, 2014

Sivas

Best Youth Film, 2014

Sivas

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2014 Set in a bleak village in rural eastern Anatolia, Sivas tells the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and…

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Films

Sivas
2014

Sivas

Turkey, Germany
2014

Sivas

Winner, Best Youth Feature Film, 2014 Set in a bleak village in rural eastern Anatolia, Sivas tells the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and…

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