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Dilek Ince is an award-winning LA based filmmaker born and raised in Turkey. Ince has been chosen as a participant on the BAFTA Newcomer Program. She won the Director Guild of America’s award for her thesis film, also shortlisted by the BAFTA Film Awards. Ince is a Hollywood Foreign Press Scholar and received the Hollywood Foreign Press Grant for her education twice. She received her MFA degree in screenwriting from the California State University, Northridge, and her BA in film production. She completed the directing and cinematography program at UCLA.
Ince’s screenplay “Amal” won the ARRI Grant and a Caucus Foundation Student Production Grant, granted by Hollywood Foreign Press Grant. It was also selected and awarded by Academy Award qualifying festivals, such as the Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition and Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., she worked with Sundance winner Turkish director Rasit Celikezer in several projects. She is currently developing her first feature film and original TV show.