Cinematographer Kürşat Üresin, born and raised in Turkey, studied communications and graduated with fine arts. He has worked as the Director of Photography on various documentaries and commercials. Şahin together with Üresin received the Best Cinematographer award in Istanbul Film Festival (2015) for Mustafa Kara’s Cold of Kalandar in addition to various awards received by the film at national and international festivals including three at Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. In addition to its success on the festival circuit, Cold of Kalandar is Turkey’s official submission for the Academy Awards®.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.