World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Umut Da?*

Umut DA? (1982, Vienna, Austria) grew up being the oldest child of a Kurdish immigrant family. After finishing Vienna Business School, he began to study international development, theology and pedagogy. After some time he concentrated more and more on his short films, while also working in the Austrian Film Industry for several feature films such as DIE FLSCHER, EIN AUGENBLICK FREIHEIT, DER SCHWARZE LWE and FREUNDSCHAFT, as well as for about fifty commercials. Since 2006 Da? studies directing at the Vienna Film Academy under Peter Patzak and Michael Haneke. KUMA is Da?'s first feature film.
FILMOGRAPHY
FEATURES
2011 Kuma
SHORTS
2011 Papa
2010 Radioaktiv
2010 Hirschstetten Murder Mistery
2009 Aus eigener Kraft
2008 Todesnachrichten
2008 Arthouse
2007 Schatten
2007 Ein Mrchen aus 1001 Nacht
2005 Hnsel und Gretel - Ein Heimatfilm der anderen Art
2005 Ende der Kindheit
2005 Auswege?
Biography
Umut Da?(1982, Vienna, Austria) grew up being the oldest child of a Kurdish immigrant family. After finishing Vienna Business School, he began to study international development, theology and pedagogy. After some time he concentrated more and more on his short films, while also working in the Austrian Film Industry for several feature films such as Die Flscher, Ein Augenblick Freiheit, Der schwarze Lwe and Freundschaft , as well as for about fifty commercials. Since 2006 Da? studies directing at the Vienna Film Academy under Peter Patzak and Michael Haneke. Kumais Da?'s first feature film.

Filmography
Features
2011 Kuma

Shorts
2011 Papa
2010 Radioaktiv
2010 Hirschstetten Murder Mistery
2009 Aus eigener Kraft
2008 Todesnachrichten
2008 Arthouse
2007 Schatten
2007 Ein Mrchen aus 1001 Nacht
2005 Hnsel und Gretel - Ein Heimatfilm der anderen Art
2005 Ende der Kindheit
2005 Auswege?