Metin Akdemir

Metin Akdemir (Turkey)

A queer activist, artist and director, Akdemir won national and international festival awards for his shorts, I've Come and I'm Gone (Ben Geldim Gidiyorum, 2011) and The Küpeli Baths (Küpeli, 2013). His films have been screened at numerous festivals, among them Sarajevo, IDFA and Jihlava. Akdemir produced works of art with the KaraPembe Queer Art Collective and participated in the organizing committee for LGBTQ+ themed contemporary art exhibitions since 2012. He regularly puts together exhibitions featuring the work of queer-feminist artists under the series titled, "Boundary-Less", and is an active member of the dramaqueer Art Collective. He has recently completed his documentary work Scenes I Imagine that deals with censorship of queer desire in Turkish cinema.


  • The Küpeli Baths
  • I've Come And I'm Gone
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