Mustafa Presheva

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Mustafa Presheva
Born (1961-10-11)October 11, 1961
Kosovska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia
Occupation film editor.
Years active 1982-present

Mustafa Presheva (Turkish: Mustafa Preşeva, Serbian: Мустафа Прешева, Mustafa Preševa) (born 11 October 1961) is a Turkish film editor and actor.

Born in Kosovska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia (in present day Kosovo[a]), he studied film in Belgrade and since 1983 has worked mainly as a film editor.

In 1986 he received a Golden Medal for Best Editing at the Belgrade Short Film and Documentary Festival for the short film Dying Woods and in 1989 he was Editor of The Year at the Pula Film Festival for editing the feature The Fall Of Rock And Roll.

During the Yugoslav wars, in 1992 he moved to Istanbul where he has been working since in Turkish cinema and has received numerous awards in the country. At the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 1996 he received the Golden Orange Best Editing award for Tabutta rövasata, then Filler ve Çimen in 2001 and then Vicdan in 2008. As of 2008 he has won 6 awards and has edited over 25 films aside from making several appearances as an actor or aiding the directors. He has been recognized as one of the most influencing editors in Turkish cinema.[citation needed] It is unofficially said that the term "film editor" was brought to life in Turkey because of this influence.[citation needed]

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a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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