AFS FILM

Our Company…

A.F.S. Film was founded in 1997. The company was established to perform in the fields of motion pictures, advertising and publishing. Our company produces films that are supported through exclusive international connections and co-operations.

Our Team…

Our team consists of hands-on executives, producers and directors with long years of professional experience in Turkey and abroad, as well as young professionals with the independent authority to contribute to various stages of film production.

Our Partners…

A.F.S. Film is owned by Asaf Özpetek, Ferzan Özpetek and Siddik Özpetek.

Asaf Özpetek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul State Academy of Engineering and Architecture and a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, Irvine, California. He has worked as a producer for one of the major private Turkish TV channels for five years and is in charge of new business development at A.F.S. Film.

Siddik Özpetek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul State Academy of Engineering and Architecture, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach, California and a Master of Business Administration degree from National University, Irvine, California. He has worked as an R&D staff engineer in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Irvine, California for six years and is in charge of financial and business aspects at A.F.S. Film.

Ferzan Özpetek has twentyfive years of experience in directing feature and commercial films. He has been living in Italy since 1976. His feature films are:

  • “The Turkish Bath” (“Hammam”) 1997
  • “Harem Soirée” (“Harem Suare”) 1999
  • “The Ignorant Fairies” (“Le Fate Ignoranti”) 2001
  • “The Facing Window” (“La Finestra di Fronte”) 2003
  • "The Sacred Heart" ("Cuore Sacro") 2005
  • "Saturn Opposite" ("Saturno Contro") 2007

    Our Feature Films…

    Film Title: “Harem Soirée”
    Director: Ferzan Özpetek
    Year: 1999
    Co-production: A.F.S. Film - Istanbul, R&C Produzioni - Rome, Les Films Balenciaga - Paris
    Shooting Period: 8 weeks
    Shooting Locations: Istanbul, Bursa and Rome
    Release Date: September 24, 1999
    Distribution: Warner Bros. Turkey

    Film Title: “The Dervish”
    Director: Alberto Rondalli
    Year: 2001
    Co-production: A.F.S. Film - Istanbul, Cinemaundici - Milan
    Shooting Period: 8 weeks
    Shooting Location: Cappadocia
    Release Date: December 13, 2002
    Distribution: Warner Bros. Turkey

    Film Title: “The Facing Window”
    Director: Ferzan Özpetek
    Year: 2003
    Co-production: A.F.S. Film - Istanbul, R&C Produzioni - Rome Clap Films - Lisbon, Redwave Film - London
    Shooting Period: 11 weeks
    Shooting Locations: Rome
    Release Date: December 12, 2003
    Distribution: Warner Bros. Turkey

    Film Title: "Saturn Opposite"
    Director: Ferzan Özpetek
    Year: 2007
    Co-production: AFS Film - Istanbul, R&C Produzioni / Faros Film - Rome, UGCYM - Paris
    Shooting Period: 11 weeks
    Shooting Locations: Rome and vicinity
    Release Date: April 6, 2007
    Distribution: Warner Bros. Turkey

    Our TV Commercials...

    Advertising Agent: Young&Rubicam/Reklamevi
    Product: Tikvesli Yoghurt (5 versions)
    Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
    Production Year: 2004
    Shooting Locations: Istanbul

    Our TV Series...

    TV Channel: aTV
    Title: The Full Moon
    Director: Hakan Mumcuoglu
    Production Year: 2005 Summer
    Shooting Locations: Istanbul

    A.F.S. Film holds exclusive rights of Ferzan Özpetek’s “Le Fate Ignoranti”,"Cuore Sacro" and Gabriele Muccino’s “L’Ultimo Bacio” in Turkey.