Murat Akser is Lecturer in Cinematic Arts in the School of Creative Arts, University of Ulster, UK. He served as an Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, the Chair of the New Media Department, and the Founding Director of the Cinema and Television MA program at Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey, between 2006 and 2013. He received his MA degree in Film and his PhD in Communication and Culture from York University, Canada. He works extensively on the political economy of film festivals, and film genres, and has recently published a book-length study of Turkish cinema, titled Green Pine Resurrected: Film Genre, Parody, and Intertextuality in Turkish Cinema.Deniz Bayrakdar is Professor at the Department of Radio, Film, and Television at Kadir Has University. She has organized the “Turkish Film Studies Conference” since 1998, and has published ten edited volumes in this series. Her publications include Cinema and Politics (2009); Mapping the Margins: Identity Politics and the Media (2006, coedited with Karen Ross); Gender and Media (1996, coedited with Ross and N. Dakovic); and Communications Revolution (1996, coedited with J. Lotherington), among others.