Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most acclaimed writer-director-producers of contemporary filmmaking in Turkey. He studied Cinema-Television at Dokuz Eylül University’s Faculty of Fine Arts”. Kaplanoğlu made his debut in 2001 with Away From Home, and with this film he was awarded Best Director in Singapore IFF. In 2005, he made his second feature Angel’s Fall, which received Best Film Awards in Nantes, Kerala and Barcelona Alternativa FF. With his third feature film Yumurta (Egg), which premiered in 2007 Quinzaine des Realisateurs, he received Best Director awards in Fajr IFF, Valdivia IFF and Bangkok World FF. The film received 30 awards in total including important national awards such as the Golden Orange and the Golden Tulip award. His feature film Süt (Milk) premiered at the 2008 Venice IFF, and was also screened at festivals around the world, earning him international awards, such as FIPRESCI prize at the Istanbul IFF. His recent feature Bal (Honey), the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy and the winner of Golden Bear award in 60th Berlinale IFF, traces the origins of a soul. Kaplanoglu, born in 1963, has also written many articles on plastic arts and cinema which were translated into foreign languages and published in such magazines and journals as Gergedan, Gösteri, Cumhuriyet, and Sanat Dünyamız between 1987 and 2003.