Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2011

Nomination Detail

Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that “something new and different” will spring up behind every hill, but always unerringly similar, tapering, vanishing or lingering monotonous roads…


Nuri Bilge Ceylan was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1959.

After graduating as an engineer from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, he studied filmmaking for two years at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. His credits include: Les Climats (2006) Uzak (2003) and Mayis Sikintisi (Clouds of May) (1999)


Born in 1959, Ercan Kesal works as a doctor in İstanbul. He began cinema career as an actor at Distant (2003). He was both writer and actor at Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2011). Beside Nuri Bilge Ceylan films, he took place as an actor at Vavien (2009), Hair (2011) and Küf (2012).


Ebru Ceylan was born in Ankara, Turkey, 1976.

She started photography in 1992 at AFSAD and she participated several group exhibitions and won several awards.

After graduating from Film and TV Department of Marmara University, Istanbul, she studied for her master’s degree at Film Making Department of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul.

Her first short film “Kıyıda” (On the edge) had been officially selected to Cannes Competition in 1998.

She also acted as the lead actress in the feature film “Climates” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan. She is also the art director, story writer and co-script writer of the Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s fifth film, “Three Monkeys”. And she is the co-scriptwriter of Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s last movie “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” as well.

She is going on making films and photographs.


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.

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