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Ilayda Cetinkaya

I was born & raised in Istanbul, Turkey. At the age of 17, I moved to Idyllwild, California where I attended a boarding arts high school to pursue my passion for film.

During my time in Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts I directed and co-produced three music videos and an independent narrative short film outside of school. 

Currently attending American Film Institute as a Producing fellow.


AFI Conservatory '23
Producing MFA

Chapman University '20

Film Production BFA | Directing

Advertising & Psychology minors

Idyllwild Arts Academy'16

Film Production

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