Meet the 2017 IPDF Filmmakers


Sevki Tuna Erturk (NOAH TREE Producer) studied Economics in Turkey. He worked as a Production Assistant for many short films during school. After graduation, he started his career as a PA at PToT Film, one of the biggest production companies for TV commercials in Istanbul and had different positions in producing 23 TV commercials. He worked as a line producer for acclaimed and awarded directors, Dervis Zaim and Sermiyan Midyat. Erturk studied film at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is a Los Angeles based producer and currently a board member of the Los Angeles Turkish Film Festival.


Mehmet Gungoren (NOAH TREE Producer) received his BA in Film from UCLA. After attending Sarajevo Film Festival’s Talent Campus in 2010, Gungoren continued to work as a producer for prestigious film projects. His most recent production, HOME, directed by the award winning director Alexandre Rockwell, was screened in 2016’s Sarajevo Film Festival and Warsaw Film Festival. Gungoren is pursuing an MFA in Film Production at USC.


Loukianos Moshonas (NO GOD, NO MASTER Writer/Director) was born in 1985 in Athens. Both Greek and French, he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, Famu in Prague, and Le Fresnoy in Lille. His short films screened and were awarded in several international film festivals, while his last short, MANODOPERA, premiered in Locarno Film Festival 2016 in the international competition Pardi di Domani, and New Directors / New Films in NY. Based on MANODOPERA, and after attending various development platforms, he’s currently preparing his first feature, NO GOD, NO MASTER, a twisted, class-related melodrama of endless demolition and renovation work, between reality and fantasy, in an Athens flat.


Born in southern Albania and raised in Athens, Greece, Christos Netsos (DANJA, Writer / Director) holds a Bachelor’s from the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and a Masters from the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, where he shot two acclaimed short films. His films were supported by the Greek Film Center and the Filmstiftung NRW in Germany. Christos explores how ethics, as well as physical and mental resistance, can be expressed through images. DANJA, his first feature film, which received a scholarship from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, participated at the Crossroads Co-Production forum in Thessaloniki, as well as the First Films First Lab.


Thelyia Petraki (BRAZIL, Writer / DIrector) is a film director, scriptwriter, anthropologist and a jury member in European Short Pitch (ESP by Nisi Masa 2015, 2016). She has graduated from Cal Arts (Los Angeles, USA) with a BA in Film/Video and from UCL (London, UK) with an MA in Visual & Material Culture (Dept. of Social Anthropology).


Born in 1984 in Bingol, Turkey, Hasan Serin (I WILL NO LONGER BE SOMEONE ELSE, Writer / Director) studied cinema at Istanbul Yeditepe University with full scholarship. In 2009, he established his production company, Alternatiffilm. Since, he has directed several company films and commercials. His last short AGRI AND THE MOUNTAIN (premiered in Berlinale, Generation) has been screened in more than 30 international and national film festivals and received awards. Serin was selected for Berlinale Talent Campus in 2015. I WILL NO LONGER BE SOMEONE ELSE participated at MFI2 script workshop in Greece, and will be his directorial debut. Serin just finished his second short film BARAN.