Şirin Fulya Erensoy is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-doctoral Fellow at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Her project is called VIDEOACT: The use of video as an activist tool of representation for Turkish practitioners living in Germany. The project will last from September 2021 to August 2023, under the supervision of Professor Jens Eder.
Her previous academic work also concentrates on video activism as an alternative media practice, censorship in documentary film practice in Turkey and gender in genre cinema. Şirin was the host of Medyascope TV’s English news bulletin This Week in Turkey from 2019-2021 and worked as a lecturer at various institutions in Istanbul. She also has practical work experience in documentary film production.
Şirin has lived, studied and worked in various different countries in the world including Canada, Belgium, Turkey and Germany and speaks Turkish, English French and Italian.
Feminist Curatorial Praxis: Developing Methodology feminist elsewheres, Film and Video Festival, 7-12 November 2023, Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art E.V
Nov 26, 2023
What kind of curatorial practices do we need to connect with each other across time and geography and to form persistent, transglobal networks? Which curatorial practices challenge prejudices and expectations
Workshop: Activism, Empowerment and Change: Exploring Audio-Visual Medias, Hive International Short Film Days, September 2023, Berlin
Oct 25, 2023
It was an absolute delight to give this workshop in the context of the Hive International Short Film Days. The workshop delved into audio-visual media’s historical and contemporary use for political
Oct 20, 2023
Happy to share my new article ‘Experiences of migration from Turkey to Germany: the female guest worker in contemporary documentaries’ published in Studies for Documentary Film (it’s open access!): https://doi.org/10.1080/17503280.2023.2253574
CHROMATIC WEDNESDAYS, S3E12: ENIGMA THEME: MYTHOLOGY
Aug 09, 2023
For this episode of Chromatic Wednesdays, four short films were selected around the theme of Mythology. The films featured not only draw on mythic narratives, but create their own. Using
Chromatic Wednesdays, S3E6: Of Memories and Dreams Theme: Resistance
May 19, 2023
Images from the Q&A session following screenings of «A Letter from Raqqa» (2020, Arash Asadi) and «The Other Side of the River» (2021, Antonia Kilian). In the Kurdish struggle for freedom, resistance
Cinema of Commoning Blog Post: Tactics for a Transnational Archive
Mar 21, 2023
For the latest of #CinemaofCommoning blog post, writer and curator Rachel Pronger reflects on TACTICS FOR A TRANSNATIONAL ARCHIVE, a weekend of workshops exploring transnational archiving and creative practice that
Workshop KIRAATHANE: Tactics for a Transnational Archive | SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA
Jan 28, 2023
In January 2023, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, the cinema project by bi’bak, re-opens its doors at a newly renovated space in Berlin-Wedding. A physical hub that brings together film and video culture,
Chromatic Wednesdays, Season 2, Episode 18: Anatolian Leopard
Nov 09, 2022
On 9 November 2022, the screening of the film Anatolian Leopard took place at Apartment Project in the context of the Chromatic Wednesdays event series (funded by the Berlin Senate Department
Screening: “Curling Eyelashes: Feminisms of the Everyday”
Sep 02, 2022
My colleague and friend Julia Lazarus and I have curated a special selection of short films and TikTok videos on everyday feminisms for the second edition of Hive International Short
New Publication Out!
Jun 16, 2022
Les écrans turcophones, edited by Kristian Feigelson and Mehmet Öztürk is out and can be purchased via the publishing house Presses Universitaires du Septentrion’s website: https://www.septentrion.com/FR/livre/?GCOI=27574100911660 The book is a comprehensive overview,
Chromatic Wednesdays, Season 2, Episode 3: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Apr 27, 2022
In the new edition of Chromatic Wednesdays, held in cooperation with «Twister», an exhibition project at the neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst nGbK, 26 February – 30 April 2022) ,
Women’s Voices Now Film Festival announces Jury Members!
Feb 08, 2022
Şirin will be a member of the feature-length documentary competition jury at the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival, to be held in March 2022. The Women’s Voices Now Film Festival, which
Activating Attention Conference Schedule Announced!
Jan 06, 2022
The schedule for the Activating Attention – Political Videos on Social Media International Online Conference to be held 20-21 January 2022 has been announced! For more information on the conference,
Save the Date! International Online Conference: Activating Attention – Political Videos on Social Media / January 20 & 21, 2022
Dec 19, 2021
Speakers: Tina Askanius, Marcus Bösch, Yves Citton, Tom Divon, Şirin Erensoy, Aslı Kotaman, Sandra Ristovska, Sophija Savtchouk, Kerstin Schankweiler, Josepha Wessels, and others. Organized by the research project “Attention Strategies
Call for Papers for the online conference New Creative Praxis in Film and Television: Hybrid Futures of Gender Equality / May 6-7, 2022.
Dec 19, 2021
Keynote speakers will be award-winning filmmakers, scholars, and educators C.A. Griffith (Arizona State University) & Karen Pearlman (Macquarie University). Deadline for submission is March 1, 2022. More here: https://ftvconference.bilgi.edu.tr/en/creativepraxis/
Research News: Two Fellows from Turkey at the Film University (in German).
Dec 19, 2021
Research News: Two Fellows from Turkey at the Film University (in German). https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/en/university/aktuelles/news/articel/detail/zwei-fellows-aus-der-tuerkei-an-der-filmuni