About Me

Deniz Öcal was born in Edirne, Turkey on a beautiful sunny day, 13th of May, 1978. After a fabulously funny childhood, she made up her mind to study Fine Arts one day, when she grown up.  And when the day comes, she followed her dream and graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Department in 2002.  She has worked as Art Director at several advertising agencies.  When we came to the year of 2010, she decided to realize her childhood dream : Animation.  After this decision, she began a training program as an intern at KABUM Animation&Production.  At the end of 2010, she completed her first film "Çizgisel Film", and with this, she found the chance to release her film in Akbank Short Film Festival.  In 2011, she made her second film "Vitality" for Charlatan Art competition.  Vitality was chosen among 36 finalists out of 700 participants from different countries. In 2011, she was accepted from Canlandiranlar Talent camp with her story "Obsessev" which has applied to several festivals around the world.  For now, Deniz is working as a graphic designer, illustrator and making her animation films with a great pleasure.