CEO & Producer
Said Nur Akkus is the founder of the German-Turkish world distributor ArtHood Entertainment and the film production company ArtHood Films. He was born in Turkey in 1986. He has been living in Berlin since 2011. In his role as producer, film executive... and head of production, he has realized a variety of internationally acclaimed, award-winning films. Among others, he was head of production for the documentary THE LEGEND OF THE UGLY KING (2017) about the work of Turkish-Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Güney, which premiered at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival and received the "Öngören Prize for Democracy and Human Rights" at the Film Days Turkey-Germany in Nuremberg. He served as producer for the "Best Film" winner of the Olhares Do Mediterráneo ÖTEKILER (2016) by Ayse Polat.+ Read more
Head of Festival Relations & PR
Alexander Masche studied cultural studies (B.A) and cultural management (M.A) at the European University of Frankfurt / Oder. During his masters degree he already began working in marketing at Senator Film Verleih. After completing his studies, he w...as employed and freelanced for various distribution companies and festivals such as Central Film Verleih / Wild Bunch Germany, Constantin Film, Farbfilm Verleih as well as Berlinale and the Max Ophüls Prize.
Throughout his career, his main focus has always been the international cooperation with film festivals around the world.
As a festival manager at Arthood, he develops the global festival release strategies for our films. Additionally, he is taking care of networking with festival directors, programmers and coordinates in-person the World Premieres of our films as well as the associated press work, starting with preparation of the press materials to supervision of press screenings and junkets.
An M.A. Filmwissenschaft student at the Freie Universität Berlin. Born in Belarus and raised in Israel, Jenny worked on a variety of creative projects and events both in the visual- and the performing arts branches. ...+ Read more
Sales & Acquisition
Asia, Africa, MENA, France, East Europe
After finishing her masters degree in Media and Cultural Science at METU Neslıgül Satır started producing short films and worked as a coordinator at BKM Muftak. In 2019 she joined Sarajevo Ta...lents as a producer and was the first Turkish producer selected for Atelier Ludwigsburg Paris, a masterclass for young producers by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, La Fémis and the National Film and Television School London.
Sales & Acquisition
North, South & Central America, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain, DACH, Scandinavia, Benelux
Francesca Vantaggiato is the founder and artistic director of Visionär Film Festival Berlin | Mainz Encounters with New... Talents, est. 2017 in Berlin and 2019 in Mainz. Since its beginning, she curated several Satellite events at different venues in Berlin, Madrid and Apulia. Since 2009 she has collaborated as cultural journalist for several magazines, Taxidrivers.it a magazine about independent cinema among the others. As a correspondent, she attended the most prestigious international film festivals.
Istanbul Coordinator & Acquisition
Born in 1985 in Germany and currently living in Istanbul. His movie commentaries, critiques and interviews have been published in various different magazines and newspapers. Having been in the film production business since 2012, he worked as an exec...utive producer and scriptwriter in many films including The Announcement (2018) directed by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun and Yılmaz Güney: The Legend of Ugly King (2017) directed by Hüseyin Tabak. Currently he is taking part as one of the co-scriptwriters of Mahmut Fazıl Coşkuns new film, to be shot in 2022.+ Read more