Ferhat Atik

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Ferhat Atik
Ferhat Atik, 2013.JPG
Nicosia, Cyprus
OccupationFilmmaker/ novelist/ scenario writer
Years active1997–present

Ferhat Atik (born in 1971 in Cyprus) is a Turkish Cypriot filmmaker, scenario writer and novelist, who has also written academic articles about the media.[1]

Early life, education and career[edit]

Ferhat Atik was born on 11 August 1971 in Nicosia in Cyprus. He completed his primary and high school education in Arabahmet Primary School, Şehit Hüseyin Ruso High School and Lefkoşa Türk Secondary School respectively. He studied economics, communication and cinema both local and abroad for his undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees.

Ferhat Atik is a Turkish writer, scriptwriter, and director. He is an activist for Occupy Filmmakers and Occupies Writers. Having lectured on economics, media, literature, and cinema at the doctorate level, and has published articles in newspapers and journals, Ferhat then became a producer and a TV and radio host. He has published thousands of articles, several novels, and various film scripts. Silk Road, Autumn, Toy Car, Double Port, When There is Still Time, Kingdom of Lambousa, After Tomorrow, A psychoanalyst on his own couch: Vamik Volkan, Cristal Night are among his published works. Ferhat has directed and written screenplays for short films that have appeared at international film festivals, particularly in Italy, India and the Far East.

His full-length feature film The Key, based on his own novel Autumn, premiered at the 48th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival and was then shown at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival in 2012. It was released in the same year in North Cyprus with a gala opening. This was North Cyprus’s first 35mm feature film.  We can say that his film Letters to the Future Documentary is unique in its field. This production, made in collaboration with Serhat Akpınar, the founding president and chairman of the executive board of Girne American University, has an interesting speculative, perhaps mischievous, take on a series of interviews with twenty-five famous people held in the year 2038. Screenplays for in Search of Ancestry, Pinwheel and Wasn’t Easy, followed, and his endeavors in cinema, literature, and research continue. Ferhat Atik teaches Creative Writing and Screenwriting at the academy and he is the owner of the Golden Pen award of Turkey in 2018.

He has articles over 7 thousand. He is a columnist at CyprusPost and Shalom newspapers in Cyprus and Turkey. The author also won, "The best book of 2019" award in the UK with "A psychoanalyst on his own couch" book. Author is a member of World Biography Writers. The author is also the script writer of the Kyrenia Museum.[2]



I never gave up - 2020: The book, describing the biography of Ersin Tatar, Prime Minister of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, contains the final evaluations of Tatar, who is also a candidate for the Presidency.

A Psychoanalyst on His Own Couch - 2019/London: Vamik Volkan puts himself on his couch and tells his fascinating life story as an international psychoanalyst who has seen and studied humans in many parts of the world to the renowned writer, scriptwriter, and director.

"Crystal Night" - 2018: The novel "Crystal Night", which's preface is written by Prof. Dr. Vamık D. Volkan and which conveys the Holocaust reality in the most striking language, met with the reader. The actual history that is partaking in the novel is completed in the Turkish Edition with the support of the American Holocaust Museum, and the studies are being continued before the English and Hebrew prints are made.

"After Tomorrow" - 2015: Life sometimes fits into the moment with peace and you beat time in someplace. "After Tomorrow", the story of peace beating time. Bringing Akpınar Patisserie, which filled 80 years in particular, and its generally sweet history into today’s world. In a way, "After Tomorrow" is a research and biography study in the taste of the cake.

"The Kingdom of Lambousa" - 2013: With the novel "The Kingdom of Lambousa", the author, going back to the depths of more than 30 centuries of history, shares the findings and information that haven't been written before about the wealthiest kingdom of the period. While the book is written with many references, it also includes photographs and myths as well as information that has not been previously published, via British Museum. Being written after a long period of research, the book contains a summary of all the necessary details as well as information about the history as it places important research into the minds of the readers. The book is being presented to the reader with the subtitle: "The Resistance of History, Civilization, and Culture Against Time". "The Lambousa Kingdom" is a novel published by Destek Publishing House and it is available for sale with both e-book and paperback versions all over the world.

"While There Is Time" - 2011: A novel about the reality of life and trade after World War II and also the story of two brothers, who created a commercial adventure for over 70 years, achieving success while going through hard periods of the history. "While There is Time" is a work of the author that you can find all of the details of the Flaubert School it represents, which have been started with the novel "Autumn" and showed itself in the novel "Toy Car" too. Published by Roman Destek Publishing.

"Toy Car" - 2009: The writer extended his reach to Turkey with this publishing. "Toy car" is a novel about the love of a young couple in the midst of the inter-communal conflicts that took place in Cyprus in the '60s and '70s. In addition, the novel has made two editions and has been sold everywhere in Turkey via the Internet. In the novel, alongside a love story, a balanced narrative of all the pains, friendship and hostility of the period are presented to the reader with a special expression. The first edition of the book was printed by the Moss Publishing (Istanbul) and the second edition was printed by the Destek Publishing.  

"Double Harbour": It is a poetry book published by the author after 14 years of break. The book consists of poems about love and struggle; In addition to the love stories from all over the world, it also includes battles against the pain of newer times. The book, which is also the first ebook of Cyprus, was among the bestsellers of the year it was published.

"Autumn" - 2006: One of the author's novels. The book, published in 2006, is based on the real story of a woman's murder in the second half of the 70s in Cyprus. It is the first murder novel written in Cyprus. In 2011, the novel was adapted for cinema and the script the author wrote became a subject for the film "Anahtar" which was produced by him. The book was published by Gökada Publications and Anadolu Publishing.

"Silk Road" - 1997/2001: It is the author's first book. It made two prints in 1997 and 2001 and then it was sold out. Published under the title of "6400 Kilometers and a Thousand-Year Book", the book consists of poems and essays that refer to the historical philosophy of the route known as the Silk Road. Both editions of the book were made by AN Graphics.

Films and documentaries[edit]

"A Section of Philosophy of Derrida": A new documentary by Ferhat Atik. Jacques Derrida was a French linguist and one of the most difficult philosophers of the last century and his field of philosophy became the subject of Ferhat Atik's documentary. The documentary, which includes evaluations and images of Derrida, examines the field of Derrida philosophy in its general meaning.

"Cyprus Turkish Educational Documentary": A documentary covering a period of 500 years, explains the land's education adventure, starting from the pre-Ottoman period to the present day, with the doyens of education.  

"It Wasn't Easy": This is a biography documentary titled "It Wasn't Easy" directed and written by Ferhat Atik. An important period about ANK Ltd. is being witnessed in the documentary in which the commercial life of one of the well-established companies of the country, Ahmet Nafi Brothers (ANK), is being examined.

"Pin Wheel": A documentary about children's games. The scenario of the project and its directing are done by our author. The project is a documentary about children's games that explains and plays 20 games with nearly 100 children. In front of the selected places in the documentary, children have helped history to reach the future by playing old street games.

"Pursuit of Genealogy": Famous actor Hüseyin Köroğlu made the voice over of the documentary in which 33 Ottoman works throughout the land were being examined. The documentary has been screened in 26 festivals multiple times.

"Letters to the Future": It is a visionary documentary and a first in the world in its own concept.  With 250 children drawing about future and with 25 people who are known worldwide talking about the next 25 years regarding 25 different subjects, the project has been kept in a special vault to be opened and watched for the first time in 2038, after 25 years, with the partnership of Serhat Akpınar production. The project targeted many contents including ceremonies and commemorations every year and at special times and it occurred for the first time in the world. The author was the scenarist and the director of the project. The documentary was a production completed in 2014.

"Cinema Cinema "- 2014: The deep worries and promises of cinema are explained in this short film with facts including cinema history. The writer, who was the screenwriter and director of the film, also produced the short film by himself. The short film, which was produced at the end of 2014, will be screened at TOFF and PSFF festivals in 2015.

"Key" - 2012: This is a feature film adaptation of the author's "Autumn Novel" to the cinema, the script of which is written and produced by him. Coming to the theaters at the same time in both Turkey and Northern Cyprus, the film is about love and femicide while being the first 35mm film in Northern Cyprus. The film was shot in a structure with the characteristics of film noir and was previewed at the Antalya Golden Orange and Istanbul International Film festivals. The film was produced in 2011.

"Inversely Awareness" - 2010: A short film about a woman's loneliness and indecision and the struggle of one's mind and heart against all that is happening in life. In the film, the conflicts of a woman's life and the effects of the things that happen out of her control are explained in a striking expression. The author's short film, screened at the Italian RIFF film festival, is an example of a conflict classic. In addition to writing and producing the scripts, the author also directed the film too. This short film was made in 2010.

Academic writing[edit]

  • EU countries controlling the Boards Review the publication (Academic Research-2002)
  • Northern Cyprus National Television "TV Program Types" Research (academic papers-2006)
  • Individual media state (academic papers-2006),
  • The formation of radio and Television Broadcasting in Cyprus, Control and future (academic papers-2007)
  • Moment analysis (academic papers-2007)
  • Power Heryerdeliği (academic papers-2007)
  • "Grandpa" in terms of the examination of the book of Michael Foucault theorems (academic papers-2008)
  • Journalism and ethics (academic papers-2008)
  • JD Difference Review (academic papers-2008)
  • Athens Actions "do not Cry a tear Bomb Us, we have already"-(academic papers-2008)
  • Women of the world (literature Survey-2008)
  • Toy car (short Film Writer/Director-2009)
  • To Understand Kafka (literature Survey-2009)
  • Ponaptikon (academic papers-2009)
  • JD Detour Review (academic papers-2009)
  • "The other was exposed to violence, the dogmas of won! (Academic Philosophy Article-2011)
  • Double port (Poetry), ISBN 978-605-5395-11-7
  • Key (screenplay/executive producer-35 mm Feature Film 2011-release date: 9 March 2012),[3]
  • ' Kadınınadı! ' (Converted to social media studies)
  • Toy car (novel-Turkey-wide II. Edition February 2012) ISBN 978-605-4607-01-3
  • While (novel-April 2012)
  • Sexual objects: Women, men consumed (academic Article-April 2012)
  • The defeat of the new victory, the new media! -Social media review (academic Article-May 2012)
  • Double port (E-Book)-Apple of your eyelashes (Dotto BT 14 August 2012)
  • Toy Car (Roman II. Edition E-Book)
  • Social media, Traditional Media (academic papers-2013)
  • Foreword by the study (to be published after the death of Dr. Dogan Harman's book)
  • Values, philosophy and ethics-(Academic Article-May 2013)



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