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Idil Ar Ucaner is working as an animation director, illustrator and character designer for more than 12 years. 


After graduating from Mimar Sinan University - Industrial Design Department, she made her master degree in Berlin - Kunsthochshule Weissensee. During her studies in Berlin, she met the magical world of animation and passionately decided to be a part of it as an animation director. 


Now she has a 7 years old daughter. After giving birth to Yonca, Children’s Books naturally took a part of her daily life… She read and keeps on reading lots of books with her daughter and finally decided to create her own children book afterwards. Nowadays, she is working on her first book as an author and illustrator as well. She has also illustrated two children books.

''Tembel Teneke'' is published in Turkey and ''Greta La Poeta'' is published in 2024 in Spain.


Her last film ‘’The Garden’’ won ‘’Best Children’s Film Award’’ in Uppsala Short Film Festival 2017 in Sweden. The Garden has been screened in more than 100 international film festivals around the globe.


She also occasionally teaches animation and design to children between 3-6 years old and young adults in several academic and voluntary classes. She enjoys teaching and also learns a lot from children as well.







    Bahce (“The Garden”) / 2nd Short Animation Film


Best Children’s Film Award (Uppsala Short Film Festival/Sweden-2017)

Best Animation Technique (Canlandiranlar Film Festival 2017)

Selected in ‘’All Time Top 10 Turkish Short Animation List’’

(Antalya Sinema Dernegi - 2016)

Best Film Award (Kadıkoy Belediyesi Cevre Festivali - 2017)

Sponsored by Ministry of Culture & Tourism in 2016


  Finansbank / Corporate Advertorial


Bronze Stevie Winner (The International Business Awards/ New York - 2013)


  Istanbul / 1st Short Animation Film


Best Turkish Animation Award (7th Istanbul Animation Festival - 2011)

Best Animation Award (22nd Ankara International Film Festival - 2010)


                   311 Artworks / Istanbul / 2012


         Kipling Goes Art for TOG / Istanbul / 2012


                  PMS Exhibition / Istanbul / 2016

Voluntary Experiences

2022 12th Canlandiranlar Talent Camp - Jury Member

2015 9th Istanbul Animation Festival - Jury Member


2013 Tisfest Animation - Jury Member

Canlandiranlar Talent Camp - Founding Member

Asifa - Member



  The Animation Workshop / 3D Concept Design / Denmark

Ecole de l'image Gobelins / Animation Summer Course/ Paris 

Kunst Hochschule Berlin Weissensee / Industrial Design Master / Berlin         

Mimar Sinan University / Industrial Design Degree / Istanbul



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