İlker Canikligil

Born on 1972 in Istanbul, he graduated from Saint Joseph French College in 1991 and attended Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Film TV. He won 14 National and International awards with his short films between 1992 and 2002. “Simulacra” (2001) was awarded the “Special Mention” at 24th Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival’s Digital Competition in 2002.

He lectured in Istanbul Bilgi University Film TV dept. between 1999 and 2006. His translation of Walter Murch' “In The Blink of An Eye” was published in 2005 by Bilgi University Press.

In 2006 he left the university to follow a freelance career in filmmaking. He edited the feature film “Gen – The Gene” in 2006 and won “Best Editing” Award at Adana Film Festival in 2007.

His technical oriented book “Digital Video and Cinema” was published in 2008 by Pusula Publishing.

Canikligil has worked as a professional editor, assistant director and finally director in TV commercials. He also has contributed in numerous short films as DOP, editor and attended as member of jury in many national competitions, conducted workshops on short filmmaking and has written essays on the field.

In all the while, he constantly and obsessively created still images and still does.