Berat Ilk is an animation artist, director and producer. He graduated from the animation department of Eskişehir Anatolian University, specialized in stop motion. He was a founding member of Anima, leading animation production company in Istanbul, where he participated in the creation of almost a hundred commercials. After a short period leaving abroad, he thought about the current situation and need of the Turkish animation industry and in 2008 started developing projects under the “Canlandıranlar” name. Later, with the participation of Istanbul European Capital of Culture and İstanbul Bilgi University VCD department, he was able to bring to life the Canlandıranlar Talent Camp, which is now a yearly organization. In 2011 he founded the Canlandıranlar Association which is also, since 2012, the Turkish branch of ASIFA. In 2013 took place the first edition of the Canlandıranlar Festival directed by Berat Ilk. He worked as a jury member for 9th Akbank Short Film Festival, 21st Cairo International Children’s Film Festival, 19th Sicaf which is considered to be one of the most important animation festivals in the world which takes place in Seoul,15th International Mumbai Film Festival.  Ilk still teaches in universities.

Professional Experience

2013 –Canlandıranlar Animators Festival, Founder and Director

2012 –ASIFA – Turkey Founder and President

2011 –Animators Association Founder and President

2010 –Animators Talent Camp, Founder and Director

2007 – Freelance animation director, superviser, producer

2000 – 2003 Founder, Partner, Director of Animation, Anima, İstanbul

1997 – 2000 Animator / Head Animator, İfr, İstanbul


Jury Membership

2013 Jury Membership for Akbank 9. Short Film Festival

2012 Jury Membership for Umut Foundation Cartoon Animation Contest

2012 2 nd Jury Membership for Center of Children Works and Architecture Short Animation Film Contest

2012 21st Cairo International Film Festival for Children

2011 1 th Jury Membership for Center of Children Works and Architecture Short Animation Film Contest


Various Animation Workshops Conducted and Conferences Moderated

2007 –IF Istanbul, İstanbul International Animation Festival, İzmir International Animation Festival, Ankara International Film Festival, Malatya International Film Festival, Akbank Jazz Festival, İstanbul Bilgi University

2007 “Animation Education in Turkey ” Moderator, İstanbul Bilgi University

2006 “Stopmotion Animation” TRT Eğitim Dairesi Or- An, Ankara


Honors and Awards

2012 Flawless Life, Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner France, Woman’s Independent Film Festival,Los Angeles, Best Animation, Best Screenplay, Best Visual, Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival, Best Animation, Best Shorts Competition(screening – awards of merit ) California, Animazspot, Q3 winner, Accolade Competition, Awards of Excellence, Producer

2012 The Little Girl, İnternational Lions Short Film Festival Contest, Best Short Film, 8th Kar İnternational Short Film Festival, Best Animation Awards, Nature Films Festival, The Best Animation Film Awards, İstanbul Short Films Association, 10th  Short Film Festival, Best Animation Film, 2nd  Yılmaz Güney Culture and Arts Festival, Yılmaz Güney Honor Awards, 5th Crystal Clapper Short Film Festival Competition, Best Animation 3rd Prize Awards, İnternational Ankara Film Festival, Jury Special Awards, IV. ROFİFE Rtn. Kemal Sulaoglu Special Awards, Producer

2011 7th İstanbul International Animation Festival, Best Turkish Film, Istanbul, Producer

2011 5th  İstanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, Tetrist, Best National and International film, Producer

2011 2nd Anifest Rozafa , Jury Special Prize, Istanbul Seagull, Producer

2010 22nd Ankara International Film Festival, Best Short Animation Film, Istanbul, Producer

1997 Fuji Film & Number One / MTV Ident Competition, Second prize, Director


Current Academic Rank and Position

2006 – Part-time Instructor , Visual Communication Design Department, İstanbul Bilgi University, İstanbul, Turkey

2011 – Part-time Instructor, Fine Arts Faculty Cartoon Animation Department, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey



ANI 457 Stopmotion Animation / VCD 281 Animation Techniques 1 / VCD 282 Animation Techniques 2 / VCD 391 Stop Motion Animation / VCD 142 History of Animation


Articles and Chapters 

‘‘Model Animation’’, Effects Dergisi, No.7, 1999



1991-1996 Cartoon Animation Department, Anadolu University of  Fine Arts, Eskişehir, Turkey