About Us

You should visit us. Our secretary makes a good coffee.

Founded by Tuna Yilmaz in 2014, Tuna Yilmaz Fashion + Film Studio covers a large range of digital projects, film and photo productions, international platforms, niche events and creative campaigns to build new experiences including film production, photography, brand identity, PR projects, international networking, event organization and so on…

Tuna Yilmaz, M. Des., after studying business at the university, had a master of design degree on design studies. He has worked as the director of several film festivals in Turkey, Hong and Beirut; curated video programs for several events and institutions including Istanbul Design Biennial and Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

Yilmaz also is a published writer and an award winning filmmaker. After the success of some of his projects on culture and design, he has been awarded as a cultural leader by the British Council and had the honor to bear the olympic torch before the London 2012 Olympic games in UK. He won cultural grants twice from the European Cultural Foundation.

Yilmaz has been working with several Turkish designers and brands for their film productions, photo shoots, international projects and brand management. Alongside the Tuna Yilmaz Fashion + Film Studio, he is the founder and president of Fashion Film Festival Istanbul, an annual event held in November since 2015, and Fashion Film Festival Amsterdam, a brand new annual event to be held in September 2020.

Awards & Honors

  • TANDEM/Shaml Euro-Arab Cultural Managers Grant
    2012, ECF European Cultural Foundation & Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • London 2012 Olympic Torch Bearer Honor
    2012, IOC International Olympic Committee & Samsung
  • Cultural Leaders International 2011 Award
    2011, British Council
  • TANDEM Europe-Turkey Cultural Managers Grant
    2011, ECF European Cultural Foundation & Stiftung Mercator
  • Best Documentary Award
    2009, Beylikduzu Short Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Award
    2008, PAM Short Film Festival
  • 55. Cannes Film Festival Cinephile Grant
    2002, Institut Français

Licences & Certifications

  • Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London
    Entrepreneurship for Creative Industries
  • Università Bocconi
    Managing Fashion and Luxury Companies
  • Griffith University
    Introduction to Business in Asia
  • Harvard University
    The Political and Intellectual Foundations of China
  • Sabanci University
    Social Entrepreneurship Development
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
    Fashion as Design
  • The Business of Fashion (BoF)
    Fashion History
  • Wellesley College
    Italian Language and Culture: Beginner