Hakan Ünal

Director

Independent filmmaker Hakan Ünal is a native of Turkey and has worked for the past 8 years as a writer/director. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he started to work as a script consultant. He wrote short stories. His debut short film ‘Orange’ participated in over 30 festivals and won 15 awards. His second short film project entitled ‘Crack in the Wall’ was selected to Cinephilia Shorts Lab in 2017. Crack in the Wall made its world premiere at the 15th Reykjavik International Film Festival and participated in more than 20 festivals. Ünal was selected for the Reykjavik Talents in 2018. His third short film project entitled Rabbit Still Hiding’ was selected to the 6th Drama Pitching Forum at the 42nd Drama International Film Festival and to the Undeveloped Global Short Lab Pitching Forum at the 10th Oaxaca International Film Festival. ‘The Shell’, his latest short film screenplay, has been selected to many international screenplay labs, forums, script contests such as Rhode Island, Nevada, Slamdance, Ibiza, Firenze Filmcorti. His latest short film ‘Allegoria’ had its world premiere at the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival and its festival circle is continuing now.

Filmography

Hakan Ünal's films at RIFF
Allegoria
The Golden Egg I
Year: 2020
A female prisoner realizes the nature of the male-dominated penal system and her role within it.

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