Turkish director dies in accident
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Director Seyfi Teoman had been getting treatment at the hospital since April 16.Movie director Seyfi Teoman passed away May 9 from the injuries he suffered from a motorcycle accident that he was involved in on his birthday, April 16.
Teoman was being treated in the intensive care unit of Istanbul University’s Faculty of Medicine hospital. Doctors had diagnosed Teoman, 35, with cerebral hemorrhage, saying his health condition was serious.
During his short career Teoman won many awards for his work. He took home the Jury Special Prize and the Best Director of Photography Award at the 30th Istanbul Film Festival last year. At the 16th annual Nurnberg Turkey-Germany Film Festival he won the Best Film award and the Cinema Critics Award.
Last year his second film “Bizim Büyük Çaresizliğimiz” (Our Grand Despair) competed for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival Berlinale. Teoman was also among the producers of the film “Tepenin Ardı” (Beyond the Hill), which won the Golden Tulip Award at the 31st Istanbul Film Festival in April of this year. Teoman lived in Lodz, Poland for two years where he studied film directing at the Polish National Film School under the tutelage and supervisor of acclaimed Polish director Mariusz Grzegorzek. He shot his graduation movie “Apartman” (Apartment) in 2004. His first film was “Tatil Kitabı” (Summer Book).