As Executive Director and owner of Kybele Films, Sibel Guvenc oversees the development and production of fiction and nonfiction films and music videos for Kybele Films. Turkish-born Canadian writer, director and producer Sibel Guvenc’s award winning and internationally acclaimed films screened at international film festivals and markets all around the world including US, Canada, India, France, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Having a background in visual arts and music, Sibel often infuses her stories with myth, ritual and imagination and offer the viewers a journey into the depths of the unknown and unexpected. Sibel is currently in post production of REFLECTIONS OF INVISIBLE, a feature length music documentary set in Austria, Poland, Turkey, US and Canada and is planned to be released in 2016. Sibel is in development of her feature films EYES OF DREAMS, a psychological drama and BROKEN EGGS, a sci-fi. Sibel was selected to various prestigious programs in Canada including TIFF Talent Lab and Women in Director’s Chair Workshop where she was mentored by film professionals such as Lea Pool, Don Mc Kellar, John Sayles, Wayne Wang and Christopher Doyle. As a part of Telefilm Canada/CFTPA Producer's Program, Sibel worked with Sandra Cunningham (Fugitive Pieces, Being Julia, Ararat), working on the documentary 27, and three feature films in development. Sibel was the field director and trainee producer on the CBC Television show TRIPLE SENSATION, executive produced by Garth Drabinsky. Sibel wrote, directed and produced SECRETS, a Bravo!FACT funded music film for Maryem Tollar’s Juno Awards nominee Album “Cairo to Toronto” which received a silver award as Best World Music Video. Sibel also received a Bravo!FACT award for THE ALMOND SORTERS, a short musical from Michael Occhipinti’s Juno Awards Nominee album “The Sicilian Jazz Project”. The Almond Sorters won Best Jazz Music Film Award at 42nd WorldFest Houston Int. Film Festival, was broadcasted on Bravo!Canada, CBC, City TV in Canada and Ragusani nel mondo broadcast in Italy and was screened at WIFT Short Film Showcase, L'Aquila Int. Film Festival in Italy, Reelworld Film Festival and Art Gallery of Hamilton. HUNGARIAN SALAMIwas nominated for Best Comedy at the 60th Annual Yorkton Golden Sheaf Awards and was considered for Canada’s Top Ten Shorts by Toronto International Film Festival Group. Sibel received a Best Cinematography Award in New York and a Bronze Award as Best Art Film in Houston for her internationally acclaimed film IN THE PENAL COLONY based on a Franz Kafka short story. She was also profiled by WHDH TV, affiliate of Deutches Welles in Florida, Omni-TV in Toronto and Hindustan Times in India and was a part of a special programme in Guarda, Portugal together with Philip Glass's opera with the same title. Sibel received Best Abstract Film Award in Toronto for her short film PALETTE. An honor graduate of OCAD University Integrated Media and Film, Sibel twice received the William F. White Proficiency in Film Prize for her films STIGMA and ECCE HOMO. Sibel is also a high honor graduate of Statistics at Middle East Technical University with a rank two.

 

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Sibel Guvenc, Director/Producer/Writer, Kybele Films