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India Diaries

India Diaries
Shots had been taken by two university students while they were traveling through three different states in India without any defined route or money revealed years later and their young spirits that drive them to this adventure creates a film out of universalizing something special to them.
Director Biography - Gizem ─░bak
She studied Film Design at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. She made three short films, As You Know (2013), The Movie Has Happy Ending (2015), Before Leaving (2016) while studying. After graduating in 2015, she went to India and attended the film set of Disney India's Dangal. She worked in India between 2016 and 2017. After returning to Turkiye, she worked as an intern in the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). She was elected Mumbai Film Festival Young Critics Lab workshop program in 2018. She was elected to Mediterranean Film Institute Script-2 Workshop organized in Greece the same year. She won a scholarship for the Filmasist workshop program organized by Republic of Turkiye, Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema in 2019. The same year, her first professional short subject Passing Through The Forest was supported by Republic of Turkiye, Ministry of Culture and Tourism General Directorate of Cinema. This film competed in festivals in many countries and achieved finalist status many times. It was screened in Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2023. She works as a director in Ibak Film and Art since 2018. She directed the commercials of more than 20 brands.