Script Writer, Director, Producer
She was born in Istanbul
She graduated from the Management Sciences Faculty of Bosphorus University in 1988,
She graduated from Istanbul University State Conservatoire Acting Department in 1989,
She had her masters degree on Cinema in Marmara University Fine Arts, Cinema TV. Department,
Selma Köksal is working as a professor at Düzce University, Art And Design Faculty, Cinema Departmant.
She has been involved in Avant-garde Theater Movement in Turkey since 1990s.
She also co-founded the Oyuncular Theatre Group in 1991.
She has since acted in several of the group’s productions in leading roles, among them Strindberg’s ‘Miss Julie’, Brecht’s “Antigone” and Chekhov’s plays.
She has directed seven plays for the same theater company;
In 1995 she adapted and directed “Spring is Upheaval” from Onat Kutlar
In 1997 she directed and adapted ” People of Light” from Brecht and Aisiklos
In 1998 she wrote and directed “The Car”
In 2002 she adapted and directed “Cüce” “the Dwarf” from Leyla Erbil
In 2004 she adapted and directed “Binbir Gece” “Arabian Nights”
In 2005 she directed and acted “RÜYA” written by Tulin Tankut
As an actress , beside theater, she also starred in a number of television series and feature films, including Ali Özgentürk’s “Mektup” (‘Letter’) and Ersin Pertan’, “Acı Gönül”(‘ Crescent Heart’).
She made her directorial debut in cinema in 1999 with a 35mm short film, “Karşılaşma”(‘Crossing’), which was screened at several festivals in Turkey and overseas. Her second film “Çarpışma”(‘Intersection’), in 2002 nominated Best fiction in İFSAK Short and Documentary Film Festival.
2013 BAHAR İSYANCIDIR “SPRING IS REBELLIOUS” (97’) FEATURE FILM
2014 Kashmir International Film Festival, India (Spring is rebellious won the
second best film prize)
2007 Istanbul International Film Festival
2007 Silk Road Film Festival
Screened in 2008 Nunberg Film Festival
Screened in Mondivideo Film Festival (15-30 march 2008)
Screened in Berlin Turkşsh Film Weeks
Called and will be Screened in Kolkata Film Festival
1999 KARŞILAŞMA (Crossing), 20′ short (35mm)
Orhan Arıburnu Award, Turkey
Larissa Mediterannean Film Festival, 2000 (Competition),
- Antalya International Film Festival, 2000 (Competition),
- Ankara Film Festival, 2000 (Competition),
Tulus Film Festival, France, 2001 (Screening)
Tel Aviv Student Film Festival,2001 (Screening)
2002 ÇARPIŞMA (INTERSECTION), 22′ (Video)
- Ifsak Short and Documantary Film Festival, Best Fiction
Bakü Film Festival (Competion)
2003 Akbank short Film Days (Screening)
2003 International Tunel Festival (Screening)
2004 Munich Film Festival (Screening)
2004 Screening in Japon
2005 Diagonale Gilm Festival -Granz-Austria (Screening)