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Ayse Polat was born in Malatya/Turkish Kurdistan in 1970 and moved to Germany in 1978. She made several shorts on 8 mm and video from 1985-1991 and studied Philosophy, Cultural Studies and German in Berlin and Bremen from 1991-1993. Her films include: FREMDENNACHT (short, 1992), EIN FEST FÜR BEYHAU (short, 1993) which won the WDR Promotion Prize in Münster in 1994 and First Prize at the Turkish Film Festival in Nuremberg the same year, COUNTESS SOPHIA HATUN (short, 1997, Jury Prize Ankara 1997), and the features TOUR ABROAD (1999, Young Director’s Talent Prize Ankara 2001), EN GARDE (2004, Silver Leopard Locarno 2001), and LUK'S LUCK (2010).