Yusuf Emre Yalçın

Yusuf Emre Yalçın was born in Sinop, in 1985.

He graduated from Radio, Cinema and Television department of Kocaeli University. During his undergraduate education, he worked on commercial films, music videos and television series as assistant director and post-production manager. He holds a master’s degree in Film and Television from Istanbul Bilgi University.

He has been working in the management team of Sinopale, International Sinop Biennial since 2006. He initiated Sinopale Film Festival in 2016. In 2018, he won the special pre-jury award in Marmaris Short Film Festival an nominated as the best short documentary in 51. Siyad with his film Barsyphere. His article “Wingless Lilith of Cinema: Sibel” won the first prize in Sekans Film Review and Film Analysis Competition in 2017. His latest film Anima had its premiere at the National Documentary Competition of 40. Istanbul Film Festival and won the Best National Documentary Award.

He has been selected to participate in Talents Sarajevo 2021 as one of the talents from Turkey. He participated in Ji.hlava Academy 2021 which is a part of Ji.hlava Documentary Film Festival. He participated in 41. Istanbul Film Festival as one of the documentary competition jury members.

He runs a youtube documentary series which he is travelling to film festivals and share experiences. He established his production company Paspas Film in 2019.

He lives in London and İstanbul.