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Martin Turk

Martin Turk


Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2010
Script&Pitch Participant 2007


Martin was born in 1978 in Trieste, Italy. In 1998 he moved to Slovenia to study film directing at the Ljubljana Film Academy (AGRFT). His graduation short film The Excursion (2002) won awards at international festivals in Montpellier (Grand Prix, Audience Award and Young Audience Award), Bologna (Special Jury Prize) and Wiesbaden (Best student film). His short film A Slice Of Life (2006) was presented at several international film festivals (Edinburgh, Angers, Huesca, Valencia, Bristol, Montpellier...) and won the prize for best Slovenian short film.

In 2008 his film Every Day Is Not The Same marked Slovenian cinema history by being the first Slovenian short film screened at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes. It was also screened on more than 30 international film festivals and awarded in Zagreb and Teheran.

In 2009 his short film Stealing The Corn was presented in Palm Springs, Sydney Flickerfest and Bratislava. The same year the FIPRESCI Jury of Slovenian national film festival awarded his medium length fiction film Room No. 408 with a Best Film Award.

He was developing his debut feature film script Feed Me With Your Words at the Cannes Film Festival’s Residence Programme in 2009.