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Patrida documentary film by lunatik film


Ayça_Damgacı, director of Patrida documentary film

Photo Credit: Aytunç Akad

Ayça Damgacı - Lunatik Film – Director, actor, and producer

Graduated from Istanbul University Theater Department. Directed and acted in several plays for Tiyatro Oyunevi. Also, performed in New York LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and LaMaMa in contemporary theater plays. Co-writer and leading actress of the film “My Marlon and Brando” which participated and won several awards in local and international film festivals. With this film, which is based on her journey to her lover in Iraqi Kurdistan, she won best actress prizes in Istanbul, Sarajevo, Adana, Tetouan and Nurnberg Film Festivals. Also, acted in several well-known movies such as “Aylavyu”, “Do not Forget Me Istanbul” and “Yozgat Blues” as well as popular Turkish TV series such as “The Yard”. Patrida is her first feature documentary film co-directed with Tumay Goktepe.

Tümay Göktepe - Lunatik Film - Director, videographer and editor

She has business administration degree and she is a self-thought social documentary photographer and videographer. Since 2011 she works as videographer and editor. Her photographs are published in several local magazines and exhibited in both national/international art galleries and festivals. She is producing and editing films for NGO’s based in Turkey and abroad. Patrida is her first feature documentary film co-directed with Ayça Damgacı.

tumay_goktepe, director of Patrida documentary film

Photo Credit: Barbaros Kayan

Patrida film co-producer

Anne-Catherine Witt - Macalube Films - Co-Producer

Macalube Films is a french production company founded by Anne-Catherine Witt in 2012. Our editorial line is guided by a strong commitment to films that engage in ambitious narrative and formal experimentation. Our productions have screened at many international festivals (ACID Cannes, FID, Visions du Réel, Doclisboa, Yamagata Film Festival, Message to Man St Petersburg etc..), where they have garnered many awards. Macalube is increasingly oriented towards producing feature-length documentary. In the Mighty Jungle by Ombline Ley and Caroline Capelle screened at ACID Cannes in 2018; The Inhabitants by Mery Aghakhanyan received the Bertha Fund IDFA Prize.

Willy Rollé - Tavma – Co-Producer

Willy is the founder of TAVMA, that means the „miracle“ in greek. TAVMA produces with the Oscar-nominated company LES VALSEURS The Syrians by Ismaël Louati: At the 2017 International Film Festival in Dubai, the company was awarded with four awards: the Dubai Film Connection Award 2017; a funded participation at the TFI Network Market at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018 in New York City, USA; an accreditation at the Producer’s Network at the Festival du Film in Cannes 2018; and a nomination to participate at the Robert Bosch Pitching Competition at the Berlinale 2019. He is nominated at the Robert Bosch Prize 2021. Willy is also jury or selection members in different committees.

Patrida Film co-producer
Patrida Film, Directors Ayca Damgaci, Tumay Goktepe, Producers Lunatik Film, Anna-Catherine Witt - Macalube Films, Willy Rollé - Tavma, Lyon Capitale TV
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