Bozkurt Palanduz

Bozkurt Palanduz

Founding Partner at Salvador Films
Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Mexico City, Mexico

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January 2012
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About Bozkurt

He received his Master’s in broadcasting and film at Boston University’s College of Communication.

He began his career in film as an intern at Carl Sagan's NOVA Science Series at Boston’s public TV station WGBH.

Shot over 120 TV commercials, several shorts, documentaries, web content and 3 hybrid features.

He won "The winner of Excellence Award" at IFFSRV/Jakarta - Indonesia in 2013 with his second hybrid feature “The Grenadines Road" shot on location in Spain, France and Turkey; was screened at Cineteca Uruguya’s Winter Film Festival in August 2014.

His last hybrid “When the Ants Dreams" shot on location in Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Brazil and Uruguay is premiered at MICA Film Festival, Manaus/ Brazil, 2015.

His debut hybrid "Cankurtaran / Istanbul" ( "Lifeguard / Istanbul") was premiered in Istanbul Film Festival in 2009, participated at Thessaloniki Film Festival’s Agora Film Market in the same year. Competed at the Golden Egg Competition of Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Transatlantic Film Lab in 2010.

Winner of two Emma Awards for "Best Director", with his debut short, “The Blind Date", 1990, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

His feature film script “Love in Seven Letters” was selected to compete in the final round for Best Drama, Best Concept and Best Overall Script in the Global Script Challenge at Oaxaca Film Festival in 2016 making the cut (6%) out of thousands of scripts entered into the competition.

“Love in Seven Letters” is selected to compete as a project in the Producers’ Lounge at the Int. Cali Film Festival, 2016.

Born in Istanbul. Currently is based in Mexico City developing his debut fiction "Love in Seven Letters", semi finalist at Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2018.


  • When the Ants Dream

    When the Ants Dream (2014)
    Documentary (Biography) Director, Producer

  • The Grenadines Road

    The Grenadines Road (2013)
    Documentary Director, Producer

  • Cankurtaran/Istanbul (Lifeguard/Istanbul) - feature hybrid

    Cankurtaran/Istanbul (Lifeguard/Istanbul) - feature hybrid (2009)
    Film Director, Producer


  • "Love in Seven Letters" - Semi finalist at Austin Revolution Film Festival's Screenplay Competition

  • "Love in Seven Letters" - Finalist at Int. Oaxaca Film Festival's Global Script Challenge

  • “The Grenadines Road” - Winner of Excellence Award IFFRSV 2013 – Jakarta/Indonesia

  • “Cankurtaran/Istanbul” (“L.i.f.e.g.u.a.r.d./I.s.t.a.n.b.u.l.”) - Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Transatlantic Film Lab Golden Egg Competion


  • Boston University's College of Communications

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