Mustafa Kara was born in Trabzon in 1982. He graduated from the Radio and Television Department of the Cumhuriyet University. He directed numerous commercial films and TV series for long year. In 2009, he founded the Karafilm Production Company. After working on various documentary and commercial films he made the film “Kalandar Soğuğu” (Cold of Kalandar). He has been a member of the Asia-Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) since 2016.


KALANDAR SOĞUĞU (Cold of Kalandar, feature film), 2015, TR-HU

•Turkish Entry at the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2017

•Asia-Pacific Screen Awards: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Young Cinema Award

•Tokyo Film Festival: Best Director, Wowow TV Best Film

•Premier Plans D’Angers: Special Jury Award

•Hamburg Film Festival: Kaleidoscope Best Film

•Haifa Film Festival: Best Film, Fedora Film Critics’ Award