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In cinema industry women directors were nearly invisible till 1970s and 1980s in America and Europe as Barbara Quart points out in her book; Women Directors: The Emergence of a New Cinema. The invisibility of women directors had been the same in Turkish cinema industry. The researches show that the first Turkish women film director made her film in the beginning of 1950s and after 1980s the number of women directors were less than ten. 1990s and 2000s were a flourishment for the new Turkish Cinema and at this productive period women directors showed up in Turkish film industry.In this article, the main aim is to search and evaluate the women directors and their film productions after 2000’s in Turkish Cinema. After 2000’s in Turkish Cinema industry there is a significant increase of women directors. From this base, the main research questions are; what is the number of women directors, filmographies of those directors, the main themes of these women directors and the production processes of the movies focusing on the financial realities of Turkish film industry and the production continuity of these directors. Answering to these questions this article tries to find out the real position and the visibility of women directors in recent Turkish Cinema.

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Sevcan Sönmez 3687
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