Guests 2017

stanislaw mucha

Stanislaw Mucha

Polish director Stanislaw Mucha was born in 1970, in Nowy Targ, but he now lives and works in Germany. Stanislaw makes films about Europe and what is thought to be Europe. Bizarre figures and amusing stories populate his films and, despite all the absurdities, Mucha manages to avoid making the protagonists appear ridiculous. He has created documentaries such as The Centre, Absolute Warhola or Tristia: A Black Sea Odyssey which had won Black Sea Docs Award in 2015. This year, he is back at Pelicam with his latest documentary Kolyma – Road of Bones, present in the Black Sea Docs competition.

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taylan mintas

Taylan Mintaș

Taylan was born in Kars. He graduated from Marmara University, Department of Fine Arts. He has been interested in cinema deeply since and was appointed as the art consultant of many short movies. He was the director of photography of his first documentary Freak in 2001 which he co-directed with Erol Mintaş. He is currently working in his own workshop (Filming and Interdisciplinary Contemporary Arts) in Istanbul.

His most recent documentary Brothers Of Silence is in the Black Sea Docs competition.

Oleksandr Techynskyi

Oleksandr Techynskyi

Oleksandr was born in 1979 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, but spent his childhoon in the Sakha Republic (known as Yakutia) at the far east of Russia. He has graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Medical College in 1999, then worked as a medical assistant in a psychiatric emergency team. In 2001 he has left medicine and started to work as a freelance photographer, collaborating with various publications. In 2010 he has left the journalistic world and focused on his own documentary projects. As Oleksandr came to filmmaking from photography and is always a DoP in his own films, strong cinematography is one of distinctive features of his work.

His latest feature Delta  is part of Black Sea Docs.

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tuna kaptan

Tuna Kaptan

Tuna Kaptan was born in Munich of Turkish parentage. After having worked in Fatih Akin’s production The Edge of Heaven, he began studying Media, Theatre and Romance studies at the University of Bayreuth. He studied film directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. His most recent film Turtle Shells is in the Shorts Competition of the festival.