Tayfun Pirselimoğlu

Born in Trabzon, Turkey. Tayfun Pirselimoğlu graduated from Middle East Technical University after which he went to Vienna and studied painting at Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst (Academy of Applied Arts) He held various exhibitions in different cities of the world, including Vienna, İstanbul, Ankara, Budapest, Tallinn etc. He is the one of the founders of the independent art initiative of Akademie Genius which he lectured on script writing, cinema and painting. He also conducted workshops on film making in Wien, Athens, Ankara etc.

Pirselimoğlu is the author of four novels (Tales from the Desert, Album of the Missing Persons, Melancholia, Towers of the City) and two story books (Rooms of the Hotels, The Newest Lives of Harry Lime).

He started his film career as script writer and wrote various scripts of shorts and features. He directed his first short film 'Dayım' (My Uncle) in 1999 and then 'Il Silenzio e d'Oro' (Silent is Golden) in 2002, have been the recipients of numerous international awards.

In 2002 he also shot 'Hiçbiryerde' (Innowhereland), his first feature film, which has also received many awards. He shot the trilogy of ' conscience and death' including ' Rıza' (Riza) 2007, 'Pus' (Haze) 2009, and the last one, 'Saç' (Hair) 2010, all awarded.