Semih Kaplanoglu is one of the most acclaimed writer-director- producers of contemporary filmmaking in Turkey. He received BS in Cinema-Television from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir in 1984. He was the scriptwriter and director of the 52 Episode TV serial Şehnaz Tango which was a prestigious work broadcast on Show TV and Inter Star TV Channels at the time. With his third feature film Egg, he received Best Director awards in Fajr IFF, Valdivia IFF and Bangkok World FF. The film received 30 awards in total including important national awards such as the Golden Orange Award (Antalya IFF) and the Golden Tulip Award (Istanbul IFF). His feature film Milk premired at the 2008 Venice IFF, and was also screened at festivals around the world, earning him international awards, such as FIPRESCI Prize at the Istanbul IFF. His recent feature Honey, the third part of the Yusuf Trilogy, winner of Golden Bear Award in Berlinale IFF, traces the origins of a soul. Semih Kaplanoglu, has also written many articles based on plastic arts and cinema, which were translated into foreign languages and published in such magazines and journals as Gergedan, Gösteri, Cumhuriyet, and Sanat Dünyamız between 1987 and 2003. He designed the Icon Exhibit Catalog for Iconoclasts, an exhibition of Erol Akyavaş held in St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum in 1990. He had a column entitled Karşılaşmalar (Encounters) between 1996- 2000 in Radikal, a national daily newspaper.