Izmir, Melisa Önel studied at Tufts University and graduated with a degree in
International Relations. She’s completed her Masters degree in Film Studies.
She’s involved in producing and directing films and photography. Her recently
completed documentary “Me and Nuri Bala” has received the Best First
Documentary Award and at the 46th International Antalya Golden
Orange Film Festival. She is currently
working on the script of her new film.
and working in Istanbul her photography has participated in many exhibitions
local and international. She has recently participated in BJCEM that took place
in Skopje, the Photoquai Biennale and the “Women running with Wolfs” exhibition
in Strasbourg. She is also part of the photography initiative RecCollective.