Tolga Karaçelik

(selected )
2010 Rapunzel (short)
2010 Gise Memuru/Toll Booth
2015 Sarmaşık/Ivy

After receiving his Law Degree from Marmara University, he studied Film in New York City. The five short films he wrote and directed were screened at various festivals domestically and internationally. His first feature film Toll Booth, selected for the International Competition program of the 52nd Thessaloniki IFF, won Best First Film, Best Actor and Best Director of Photography awards at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Toll Booth’s European Premiere was held at the Warsaw FF and its US premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. As the opening film of the Global Film Initiative’s “Global Lens 2012 Series”, Toll Booth was shown at more than 35 cities across the USA and Canada in 2012. He finished shooting his second feature film, Ivy, in April 2014. It had its world premiere at the Sundance FF.

International Competition

Ivy / Tolga Karaçelik

The crew of a cargo ship finds itself confined in the open sea, on the border of the Egyptian shoreline. The owner company has just declared bankruptcy and the five men on board need to wait on the ship for as long as it takes, so that it won’t be confiscated by the authorities. The workers claim their unpaid money. Naturally, these men run out of food and out of stamina, as they surpass their limits. The second feature film by Turkish director Tolga Karaçelik is a slow-burning psychological thriller that remains enigmatic from the opening till the end credits.

Director:Tolga Karaçelik
Script:Tolga Karaçelik
Cinematography:Gökhan Tiryaki
Editing:Evren Luş
Sound:Umut Şenyol
Music:Ahmet Bilgic
Sets:Ali Şahin
With:Nadir Sarıbacak, Hakan Karsak, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Kadir Çermik, Osman Alkaş, Seyithan Öztürk
World Sales:Pascale Ramonda T. +33 6 62 01 32 41
Producer:Bilge Elif Özköse, Tolga Karaçelik
Production:Karaçelik Film, Turkey
Production Country:Turkey-Germany
Co-production:Cine Chromatix KG (Germany), Insignia Productions, Jomami Filmproduktion (Germany)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Monday, November 09, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:315
FRIDA LIAPPA:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 15:30 | ID:444