Organized in partnership with Istanbul Cinema Museum, Bahçeşehir University and the French Institute- Istanbul, EFEKT Visual Effects Days will meet enthusiasts and the cinema and media industry on November 24-26. Visual effects (VFX) are indispensable for cinema, which was a magic show, a feast for the eyes and mind when it was first born. Visual effects, which have continued to be one of the indispensable elements of storytelling, have reached unimaginable heights over the years. EFEKT Visual Effects Days offers a very exciting program with the masters who have signed very important projects, the biggest VFX studios of Turkey and France, professional VFX and animation organizations and educational institutions of France and Turkey. During EFEKT we will be witnessing the production stages of pioneering VFX projects, sectoral analysis of VFX, the use of artificial intelligence in this field, the women of VFX, the pioneering films of VFX in Turkey and in France. All programs except film screenings will be free of charge with registration.
Florent SIGNIFREDI of the French Institute - Istanbul states that “The event is a unique opportunity to discover what is behind the curtain, how a movie is done. Now VFX is an important factor for making a movie and I hope this event can inspire the VFX artists of tomorrow".
Prof. Dr. Nazlı Eda Noyan, BAU Cartoon and Animation Department Head and the Academic Director of Istanbul Cinema Museum expresses “There is no limit to the artistry and joy of animation and VFX. As all looks like magic it indeed is a combination of creativity, technology, curiosity and love for storytelling as well as a great deal of labor and team work. Come and celebrate with us this magic!”
Sinem ÇAKIR, Culture and Art Director of Istanbul Cinema Museum: ''Atlas 1948 Cinema and Istanbul Cinema Museum, which have been hosting national and international festivals and culture/art activities for years and keeping the pulse of the sector, are breaking new ground. Bringing together the important names of the VFX world, this event is preparing to offer a unique experience for professionals as well as enthusiasts.''
Olivier Emery is the founder of TRIMARAN VFX in Paris and has been a specialized VFX producer for 20 years for films, series and documentaries. With international experience for studios and streamers and a specialization in historical series with realistic reconstruction of towns and cities in CGI.
In 2001, started my career as a CG animator in the video game industry. Then from 2004 to 2011 joined BUF Compagnie as a CG VFX animator and generalist, have worked on many commercials and feature films as Silent Hill, Speed Racer, Thor, Arthur & the Invisible saga … From 2012 to 2018 joined Knightworks as studio manager, where I supervised many digital projects, including commercials , video mapping , and feature films .
Since 2020 I joined IIM Digital School, in which I became in 2023 Head of CG and Animation Department, and managed to enroll the school as an Unreal Academic Partner, also enter this year the Rookies top 10 ranking in Best Creative Schools production Excellence – 3D Animation.
In 1998, Olivier Cauwet joined the VFX studio BUF Compagnie as CG artist. For 25 years, Olivier has mostly acted as a VFX supervisor, he worked on commercials, video clips, TV series and feature films like Fight Club, Panic Room, The Matrix Reloaded, Batman Begins, Total Recall, The Lobster, Independence Day: Resurgence and Blade Runner 2049, Watchmen.
In Mac Guff Mathilde starts as a production manager on the VFX of the French series Le Monde De Demain (Katell Quillevéré and Hélier Cisterne) then moves on to various projects, whether feature films (Les Trois Musketeers: Milady, by Martin Bourboulon), series (TAPIE by Tristan Séguéla and Olivier Demangel, ALPHONSE by Nicolas Bedos) or even documentaries filmed this this time towards 3D and animation (The Tomb of the Sacred Bulls by Frédéric Wilner - Arte - or even La Rafle Des Notables by Gabriel Le Bomin).
Born in 1964, he is a visual effects supervisor at MacGuff, of which he is one co-founders in 1986 and president since 2011. Pioneer of morphing, he will work among others with personalities like JB Mondino,
JP Goude, Mathieu Kassovitz, Pyer Coffin, les Pleix... At the same time, he will participate in the rise of MacGuff in animation. For around twenty years, he has devoted himself to visual effects for cinema, both on the both technically and artistically and has worked for directors as different as Bertrand Tavernier, Robert Zemeckis, Louis Leterrier, Guillaume Canet, Olivier Dahan, Tran Anh Hung, Luc Besson, Olivier Megaton, Gaspar Noé, Jan Kounen or Alexandre Aja. Since 1986, he has managed as VFX supervisor or creative producer more than a hundred feature films and series (notably “Bureaus des Légendes”, “Lupin”)
He was rewarded with a digital Creation Genie Award presented in Paris in 2016, a César technique for Face Engine (artificial intelligence device for facial manipulation) in 2020. He participated in the visual effects of TITANE, 2021 Palme d’Or at Cannes.u as soon as possible.
General delegate of the festival PIDS ENGHIEN, an event created by the Center des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains dedicated to visual effects, crossing the creative, technical and economic challenges of a constantly evolving sector. He also the general delegate of French VFX. Created in 2017, France VFX is the French visual effects vendors association. It brings together French VFX studios and players developing specific technologies and services for VFX. It works towards promoting French excellence around the world and to recognize the interests of VFX studios in this market.
Nazlı Eda Noyan
Artist, Academician, Founder
Prof. Dr. Nazlı Eda Noyan (b. Izmir, 1974) has a BA and MFA in graphic design and a Ph.D in art history. She worked as an intern designer for UNICEF, Ghana, and currently is the founding head of the Cartoon and Animation Department of Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. She’s the author and designer of 13 children’s books (the ‘Nar’s Art Journal’ and ‘Gülçin and the Yarns That Weave Life’ series). She has also written and co-directed animated short films including Children of Other Lands and A Cup of Turkish Coffee (a FR-TR co-production supported by ARTE and CNC). The latter was cited in the ‘New Contexts and Voices’ chapter of Maureen Furniss’ ‘A New History of Animation’ (Thames & Hudson, 2016). She is the director of ANIMIST Istanbul Animation Platform and Festival, also the founder of animasyonunkadinlari.org, an archive for women -working in animation in Turkey. She founded Girl Saw the Sea Productions in 2019 and is currently pre-producing a live action feature film: If Pope Knew and an animated feature - Sisters’ Tale, an animated short - A Tender Dream.
She’s the academic director of the Istanbul Cinema Museum and “Future is Cinema” education program; a member of SEYAP Turkish Film Producer Association and EWA European Women’s Audiovisual Network.
Can Deniz Şahin
Netflix, VFX Producer
Can Deniz Şahin graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University’s Film & TV Department, and worked in various departments before she became a producer in TVCs in 2009. She took part in the establishment of the Turkey branch of a Norwegian VFX and Animation Company Toxic as Founder/Producer before her role as the Executive Producer of the 3D animation feature: Kötü Kedi Şerafettin (Bad Cat). She was the General Coordinator of the Cinematheque in Istanbul; Sinematek/Cinema House while she was also working on film projects as Producer and VFX Producer. She was the VFX Producer in the Netflix series Sahmaran. She is now the VFX Manager of Netflix Turkiye.
Netflix, VFX Producer
Short films, feature films and commercial films producer. She is one of the producers of Kim Mihri feature documentary and producer and one of the creators of the first puppet kids movie in Turkey, Rimos and Zimos. Producer of Ezel Akay’s feature film Neredesin Firuze, 2004. Worked in IFR, Anima and Sinefekt. She worked as a line producer and vfx/post-production producer for several projects. She gave Production lessons at Bilgi University and Işık University. She is one of the founders and board members of Canlandıranlar Animators Association and Seyap Film Producers’ Association of Turkey. She is working in Netlfix Turkey
Fatma Işıl Sevik
1000 Volt Post Prodüksiyon, Rigger
She was born in Izmir in 1994. In 2021, she graduated from Maltepe University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cartoon and Animation, as the top score student. She was accepted to the Film Design graduate program at the same university with a scholarship. The short animated film "Costume", which she wrote and directed as her undergraduate thesis, was included in the 2021 Base Istanbul, Turkey Newly Graduated Young Artists exhibition. With the same film, it was selected as a finalist for the competition selection at the 2021 Creators International Film Festival, the screening selection at the 2022 Izmir International Short Film Festival, and the Maltepe University 4th Cartoon and Animation Festival Film Competition. She continues to work as a 3D Rig Artist in the CGI department of 1000Volt Post Production Company, which she joined as part of the internship program in 2021.
İmaj Post Prodüksiyon, Producer
Born in Ankara in 1986. Graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Cinema-TV department. She worked as an assistant director and producer assistant in commercials between 2004-2021. She switched to commercial visual effects and post production in 2021, and has been producing visual effects in feature and platform series at İmaj Post Production company since 2022.
It was founded by industry professionals to solve the common problems and realize the dreams of artists working in the cinema, television and game sectors.
It was founded by VFX and post production studios in Turkey, 2023.
Mehmet Kurtuluş Tuncer
1997 | 126' | İngilizce; Türkçe altyazılı
Yönetmen: Luc Besson
Oyuncular: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Milla Jovovich
23. yüzyılda New York. Dünya yok olmanın eşiğindedir. Her 5000 yılda bir geri dönerek yaşamı yok etmeye çalışan şeytani güç, bir gezegen biçiminde hızla dünyaya yaklaşmaktadır. Tek kurtuluş beşinci güç olarak adlandırılan, kimsenin ne olduğunu bilmediği elementin dünyaya ulaşmasıdır. Bunu başaracak tek kişi eski bir asker olan taksi şoförü Korben Dallas’dır. Ancak onun ilgilenmesi gereken mükemmel güzellikte bir yaratık vardır.
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas, finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod, Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg to save humanity.
2023 | 130' | Fransızca; Türkçe altyazılı
Yönetmen: Thomas Cailley
Oyuncular: Romain Duris, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Paul Kircher, Jean Boronat
Bazı insanları yavaş yavaş hayvana dönüştüren bir mutasyon dalgasıyla boğuşan bir dünyada, François bu gizemli hastalıktan etkilenen karısını kurtarmak için her şeyi yapar. Bölge yeni türden yaratıklarla dolup taşarken, 16 yaşındaki oğulları Emile'i hayatlarını sonsuza dek değiştirecek bir maceraya atılır.
In the near future, a mysterious phenomenon strikes humanity and unexplained mutations gradually transform parts of the population into human-animal hybrids. The creatures, considered a threat by many, are sent to specialised centre in an attempt to stop their mutations from progressing and to control their apparent violent tendencies. When a convoy bringing hybrids to a new facility crash in a forest, paranoia spreads in the local community as the surviving creatures scatter into the wild. François and his 16-year-old son Emile embark on a desperate search for his missing wife Lena who disappeared after the crash.
As François clings to the family’s past, he progressively loses his grip on Emile, who has started to notice transformations in his own body, leaving his fate increasingly uncertain. But as he secretly bonds with creatures he met in the forest, Emile opens his eyes to their humanity, leaving him and his father forever changed as the authorities close in.
2021 | 140' | Fransızca; Türkçe altyazılı
Yönetmen: Leos Carax
Oyuncular: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg
Annette, dünyaca ünlü bir soprano ve onun stand-up komedyeni olan eşinin hikayesini konu ediyor. Henry, sert bir mizah anlayışına sahip bir stand-up komedyenidir. Ann ise dünyaca ünlü bir soprano. Tutku dolu olan çiftin hayatı, çocukları Annette'in doğumuyla alt üst olur. Annette, kimsenin hayal edemeyeceği bir kadere sahiptir ve bu durum Henry ve Ann'in hayatlarının değişmesine neden olur.
Set in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.
2016 | 90' | Fransızca; Türkçe altyazılı
Yönetmen: Michel Ocelot
Dilili à Paris, gizemli bir olayı aydınlatmak için zorlu bir maceraya atılan küçük bir kızın hikayesini konu ediyor. Küçük bir kız olan Dilili, zorlu bir araştırmanın içine sürüklenir. Usta Adamlar adı verilen gizli bir topluluk korkunç planlar peşindedir. Bölgede yaşayan genç kızlar gizemli bir şekilde kaçırılmaya başlayınca Dilili vakit kaybetmeden harekete geçer. Genç kızların izini bulmak için araştırma yapan Dilili’ye atıldığı bu macerada üç tekerlekli bisikleti ile teslimat yapan ve böyleye şehri herkesten iyi tanıyan Orel yardımcı olur. Dilili ve Orel, ipuçlarını takip edip genç kızların kurtarmayı başarabilecek midir?
With the help of her delivery-boy friend, Dilili, a young Kanak, investigates a spate of mysterious kidnappings of young girls that is plaguing Belle Epoque Paris. In the course of her investigation she encounters a series of extraordinary characters, each of whom provides her with clues that will help her in her quest… After Kirikou and Azur & Asmar, Michel Ocelot returns with an enchanting new tale of brave young heroes, mysteries and discoveries, kidnappings and ordeals, extraordinary places and magical encounters, in which good must challenge dark forces and triumph.
2018 | 125' | Türkçe
Yönetmen: Kıvanç Baruönü
Oyuncular: Cem Yilmaz, Ozan Güven, Özkan Uğur
Arif'in GORA gezegeninden eski arkadaşı 216, 8 yıl sonra Dünya'yı ziyaret eder. 60'lı yılları ziyaret edecekleri bir göreve birlikte çıkarlar.
After 8 years, Arif's old friend 216 from planet GORA pays a visit to Earth.Together they go on a quest where they'll be visiting 60's.
2022 | 120' | Fransızca; Türkçe altyazılı
Yönetmen: Martin Bourboulon
Oyuncular: Romain Duris, Emma Mackey, Pierre Deladonchamps
Eiffel, Eyfel Kulesi’nin bilinmeyen hikayesini konu ediyor. Amerika için Özgürlük Heykeli’ni tasarlayan mimar Gustave Eiffel, dünyanın zirvesindedir. Fransa Hükümeti ondan, 1889 Paris Dünya Fuarı için muhteşem bir şey tasarlamasını ister. Ancak Eiffel pek istekli değildir. Onun kararı, kavuşamadığı hayatının aşkı Adrianne ile yıllar sonra karşılaşmasıyla değişir. Yıllarca unutmaya çalıştığı aşkından Paris'in silüetini sonsuza dek değiştirmesi için ilham alan Eiffel, A harfi şeklinde bir kule tasarlamayı planlar. Bu kararı ile eleştirilen Eiffel, tutku dolu bu projesini tamamlamak için her şeyi göze alır.
The government is asking Eiffel to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair, but Eiffel simply wants to design the subway. Suddenly, everything changes when Eiffel crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past.
Florent SIGNIFREDI French Institute
Prof. Dr. Nazlı Eda Noyan Bahçeşehir University Cartoon & Animation Department
Sinem Çakır Istanbul Cinema Museum & Atlas 1948
Art Work by Can Pekin
Poster, Website, Motion Design by Nazlı Eda Noyan
EFEKT Visual Effects Days venues are Atlas 1948 , BAUIDEA and French Institute at Beyoğlu / Istanbul
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