Sevgi Eker is a Finnish-Turkish film director who has graduated as Master of Arts from Aalto University. Eker’s films have traveled to numerous festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Slamdance, Leuven, Vienna Shorts, Tampere and The Norwegian International Film Festival of Haugesund, where her short film The 99 steps left from the Square was awarded with the Next Nordic Generation Award (2018). The 99 steps left from the square was also awarded at the Helsinki Short Film Festival and it was the first part of an upcoming trilogy of short films. The second part 49 years from the house on the left had its European premiere at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival’s LAB competition (2020) from where it continued to Tampere International Short Film Festival to win the Golden Shade award. The third part of the trilogy 7 P.M. on a Sunday had its premiere at Tampere International Short Film Festival (2022). Eker’s first feature length script Room 511 was selected for Women in Film and Television Finland’s In Focus incubator, while the feature length project of 7 P.M. On a Sunday was selected for International Film Festival Rotterdam’s CineMart 2023. Eker was selected to participate at Göteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Lab 2024. Eker is also the co-founder of art-house film collective Oddity.

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