Faysal Soysal
Kurucu, Yönetmen

Faysal Soysal was born in Batman in 1979. He left medical school to focus on poetry and cinema in 2000. Between 2003 and 2007, he finished MA on “Film Directing” in Tehran Art University-Iran
and at the same time “New Turkish Literature” at Van Yuzuncuyil University-Turkey. He did 4 short films in Iran, which were awarded at international film festivals. With ‘Dreams of Lost
Time’(35mm), he’s become closer to find his own cinematographic language. In 2008, with a scholarship, he attended to the New York Film Academy and directed 4 short films. He has been selected for Talent Campus of Sarajevo Film Festival at 2009. He did his first feature film ‘Crossroads’ in 2013, (Filmed in Turkey and Bosnia) and it got 13 awards from film festivals. He did documentary series for Al Jazire and TRT TV. He used to be voluntary of Doctors Worldwide and produced Africa documentaries about their aid. He published books on poetry and cinema. He is the director of International Amity Short Film Festival since two years. Silenced Tree is his second feature film. He became father of twins: Aliye and Aziz in 2018.

Feature Film
Silenced Tree, 2020
Crossroads, 2013
Building of Hope, 2016 Tv-film, Generel Director
First Songs has been Changed in Istanbul, 2014
Missing Times in Srebrenica-Prijedor, 2015
Worldwide Stories 11 episode, 2014-2015
Mother of Srebrenica 5 episode, 2015
Journey to East-Iranian Kurdish Cultural Life, 26 episode
Short Film
Forbidden Dream, 2005
Ithaki, 2005
The Day I Became My Mother, 2006
Dreams of Lost Time, 2007
Mizan-sen, 2008
What Time It Is ?, 2008
Music Video
İstanbul 2008
İthaca 2008

Silenced Tree by Faysal Soysal

Best Screenplay at 32.Tehran International Fajr Film Festival, 2014
Best Turkish film of 2013 by Eskader Art Critics
Best New Talented Director 25.Ankara Film Festival, 2014
Special Juri Prize, 10.Kazan International Film Festival, 2014
Best Actor, 6.Prifest Kosova International Film Festival, 2014

“The Dreams of Lost Time”
Best Short Film – Boston Turkish Film Festival, 2008
Best Cinematography and Best film – Marmara University Film Festival, 2007
Honorary Award – Tehran International Short Film Festival, 2007
Best Short Film – Istanbul International Film Festival, 2007

“The Day I Became My Mother”
Special Media Prize – Baku Audio Visual Film Festival, Azerbaijan, 2006

“Forbidden Dream”
Second Short Prize – Kristal Klaket Film Festival, 2007
Best Script and Best Cinematography – Kisa Cek Short Film Festival, 2006
Best Film – Human Rights Short Film Festival in Istanbul, 2005
Best Film from Qazvin (Iran) Short Film Festival, 2005
His Books:
Düşe Yağmalanan Hayal Kuyusu, poetry, 2003
Bir Ölünün Defteri, poetry, 2011
Akdenizdeki Çöl, Sohrab Sepeheri & F.G. Lorca, translated poems, 2011
The re-found Hope, A. Tarkovsky’s Cinema, Babak Ahmadi, Translation, 2011