Can Candan is an independent documentary filmmaker and academic at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in filmmaking and media arts in the USA (Hampshire College, 1992 and Temple University, 1999). He has taught film and media arts at various universities and institutions in the USA until 2000, and in Turkey since then. He teaches documentary theory-history and mentors projects and theses in film studies and filmmaking, and publishes on documentary cinema in Turkey. He directed and produced three award-winning and internationally distributed feature documentaries: “Duvarlar – Mauern – Walls” (2000), “3 Hours” (2008) and “My Child” (2013). “My Child” received various awards including Best Documentary Audience Award at 2015 Pink Apple Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Switzerland; Theme Award at 2014 Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival in Turkey; Best Film Award at 2013 Thessaloniki LGBTQ Film Festival in Greece; Best Documentary Audience Award at 2013 Boston Turkish Festival Documentary Film Competition; Public Awareness Project of the Year, 2013 at Man of the Year awards by GQ Magazine, Turkey. He is currently working on his fourth feature documentary film entitled “Nuclear alla Turca”.
As of February 2019.