Murat Saygıner

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Murat Saygıner
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Murat Saygıner
Born (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 28)
Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Nationality Turkish
Known for Photographer, Director, Digital Art, Composer

Murat Saygıner (born February 28, 1989 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a self-taught artist who works in the fields of photography and digital art, and is also known as a filmmaker and composer.

Early life[edit]

Born in Prague in 1989, Murat Saygıner studied in Paris during his childhood and graduated from Lycee Charles De Gaulle high school in Ankara. He got involved with photography in 2007 and won several international awards. In 2008 his works were selected for ''IPA BEST OF SHOW'' exhibition in New York. In 2010 he was awarded Emerging Talent of the Year in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. He directed several animated short films since 2013.

Awards[edit]

  • 2017 Open World Animation Festival, USA
    • Winner of the award for Best Experimental Film
  • 2017 ATF Animated Film Festival, Iran
    • Appreciated Film in Experimental and Newmedia Section
  • 2016 5th Hak-İş International Short Film Festival, Turkey
    • Winner of the award for Best Original Score
  • 2015 Davis International Film Festival, USA
    • Winner of the award for Best Animation
  • PreFoto International Photography Competition 2011
    • Winner of the 1st prize [1]
  • Fokus International Competition of Artistic Photography 2011
    • Winner of the 3rd prize [2]
  • WPGA Annual Pollux Awards 2010
    • Emerging Talent of the Year
  • Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards 2009
    • 3rd place - Editorial - Personality
    • 3rd place - Fine Art - Collage
  • PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2009
    • First Prize - Advertising - Music
    • Third Prize - Fine Art - Digitally Enhanced
  • Trierenberg Super Circuit 2009
    • Goldmedal - Painted With Light - Special Themes
  • Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards 2008 [3]
    • 1st place - Editorial - Personality [4]
    • 1st place - Advertising - Music [5]
    • 3rd place - Advertising - Other [6]
    • 3rd place - Special - Digitally Enhanced [7]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2017 - "Celebration of the Arts – Art in Motion", Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • 2014 - "Colors of Life - Young Men with Big Dreams", Pepco Edison Gallery, Washington DC, United States
  • 2012 - "6th Arte Laguna Prize Finalist Artists Exhibition", Palazzo Correr, Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, Italy
  • 2012 'Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition', The Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2011 'PreFoto', Cultural Center "Abdullah Krashnica", Preševo, Serbia
  • 2011 'Exposition Focus', Gallery of Art, Fier, Albania
  • 2011 'COLORS OF LIFE', Art Works, Richmond, VA
  • 2011 'COLORS OF LIFE', Capital One Corporate Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 2010 'COLORS OF LIFE', Embassy of Guatemala, Washington DC
  • 2008 'IPA BEST OF SHOW', Splashlight Studios, SOHO Gallery, New York

Screenings[edit]

  • Athens Animfest 2017, Athens, Greece
  • Open World Animation Festival 2017, Allentown, United States
  • ATF Animated Film Festival 2017, Tehran, Iran
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival 2016, Pune, India
  • 5th Hak-İş International Short Film Festival 2016, Ankara, Turkey
  • 47th Kraf International Short Film Festival 2016, Rijeka, Croatia
  • 17th International Izmir Short Film Festival 2016, Izmir, Turkey
  • Dracula Film Festival 2016, Brasov, Romania
  • Cut it Short Film Festival 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Nightpiece Film Festival 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Medway Visions Film Festival 2016, Kent, United Kingdom
  • Hackney Attic Film Festival 2016, London, United Kingdom
  • Cartoon Club 2016, Rimini, Italy
  • Karakoy Short Film Days 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 39th Elche International Independent Film Festival 2016, Elche, Spain
  • Cavo Fest 2016, Trani, Italy
  • Rabbitfest 2016, Perugia, Italy
  • Love Horror Short Film Festival 2016, California, United States
  • Heartearth Festival 2016, Berlin, Germany
  • Comicpalooza Film Festival 2016, Texas, United States
  • The Quarantine Film Festival 2016, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Backup Festival 2016, Weimar, Germany
  • Bloody Week-end Film Festival 2016, Franche-Comté, France
  • Transmission Video Art Festival 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany - Athens, Greece
  • AniFest 2016, Connecticut, United States
  • International Second Hand Film Festival 2016, Ankara, Turkey
  • Chippewa Valley Film Festival 2016, Wisconsin, United States
  • Ouarzazate International Film Festival 2016, Morocco, Africa
  • Drunken Zombie Film Festival 2016, Illinois, United States
  • Third Culture Film Festival 2016, Hong Kong, China
  • NukhuFest 2016, New York, United States
  • Chennai International Short Film Festival 2016, Chennai, India
  • Goldensun Short Film Festival 2015, Malta
  • Anilogue International Animation Festival 2015, Budapest, Hungary
  • I.N.S.A.N.E Animation Film Festival 2015, Malmo, Sweden
  • Davis International Film Festival 2015, California, United States
  • Visionaria Film Festival 2015, Siena, Italy
  • Multivision Festival 2015, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Nottingham International Microfilm Festival 2015, Nottingham, England
  • Festival Film Front 2015, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Vasteras Film Festival 2015, Vasteras, Sweden
  • FilmOneFest 2015, New Jersey, United States
  • Pause Festival 2015, Melbourne, Australia
  • Tripoteca Psychedelic Film Festival 2015, Worldwide
  • File Anima+ 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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