Cigdem Slankard is a filmmaker and an educator. She was born and raised in Turkey and received her BA in translation and interpreting from Bogazici University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1999. She first came to the United States in 1998 to study film and video at State University of New York in Binghamton. In 2002, she received a Master of Fine Arts in filmmaking from Ohio University. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University.

Her recent work includes The Great American Bumper Sticker, a documentary, and Cleveland Film Talk, a talk show for television featuring filmmakers from the Cleveland International Film Festival. She has written and directed several short film and video projects including Spare Change (2002),Three Three Minutes (2001) and Palindromes (2005). Her work has been included in several exhibitions and film festivals including Istanbul International Short Film Festival in Turkey, Ohio Short Film and Video Showcase of the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH; INVIDEO, an annual international video art festival in Milan, Italy; and Exhibition 280, a national juried exhibition hosted in the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia.
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