Baris Azman / Filmmaker

Advisor for Cultural Participation Fund

Posted in Advisor by barisazman on January 29, 2010

As of January 2010, I will be an advisor for the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie / Cultural Participation Fund. Based in Utrecht, The Netherlands the fund promotes participation in culture, especially by encouraging people to engage in the arts and culture themselves. The fund does this, for one thing, by means of arrangements with the provinces and municipalities and by subsidising institutions. The Fund also encourages debate, initiates research, and ensures knowledge-sharing in the field of cultural education, the amateur arts, and popular culture.


External Advisor

Posted in Advisor, Teaching by barisazman on June 19, 2009

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I was asked to be an external advisor for the graduating class of the ‘Video & Photography’ department at the Deltion College in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Daan Hartoog, a friend and co-producer of my graduation film EFENDI, is teaching there and together with two other teachers we had to decide on which students passed and with what grades. What I saw were very diverse films, ranging from fiction, documentary and even a spec tv-show. I was very surprised at the quality of the films and was glad to see that Fikret Koç, one of the actors of EFENDI, who was in the class also, is becoming a filmmaker in his own right.

They all graduated. Congratulations to the class of ’09.