Biography - Simon Fitzmaurice
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Biography - Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice is an award-winning writer and film director. His films have screened at film festivals all over the world and won prizes at home and abroad, including Best Short Film at The Cork Film Festival; The Belfast Film Festival (twice); The Grand Jury Prize at the Opalcine Film Festival, Paris; The Jimmy Stewart Memorial Award at The Heartland Film Festival; and the Jury Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. His Latest short film, The Sound of People, was selected to screen at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.

Simon holds an Honours Master’s Degree in both Anglo-Irish literature and Drama, and Film Theory and Production. His short fiction has been short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Award and his poetry has appeared in the quarterly publication West 47. Simon is currently working with the Irish Film Board on his first feature-length film.

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Hakan Kerim Karademir was born in 1983 in İstanbul. He graduated from the Marmara University School of Communications with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. He later continued his Master’s in Film the same university. During his college years, he shot some short movies and documentaries. One of his short documentaries, Zeyrek, won the special jury prize in 2006 in International Safranbolu Documentary Film Festival. He started his professional career in ANS International Productions as an intern. He has also worked in many TV series as well as feature films, as an in-house producer in this company. In 2009, he went to Los Angeles and at that time, he studied Bussines at UCLA Extension for a year. After Karademir returned to Turkey in 2011, he produced TV programs called Ya Siz Olsaydiniz for TRT News and Hergun 1 Kitap for TRT Education. In 2012, he directed the short movie School Uniform, which was supported by Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Also the same year, he started to produce called Bir Kitap Bir Yarisma which is cultural television show for TRT Education. In 2013 he produced and directed the documentary film called The Last Migration of Pamir Kyrgyz for TRT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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