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Timur Ismailov

Timur Ismailov was born and grew up in Baku (Azerbaijan, former USSR) in 1977.
After the secondary school he studied social and political sciences. But in 1995 he moved with his family to Istanbul (Turkey), and after a year to Kaliningrad (Russia), where he studied economics and philosophy.
In December 2002 Timur immigrated to the Netherlands. In 2004 he was admitted to the NFTA (The Netherlands Film and Television Academy), faculty of screenwriting. But after almost three years of studies he switched from screenwriting to directing fiction.
In June 2009 he graduated as a bachelor of Film and Television from the NFTA with his film BINGO, which he both wrote and directed.
This film was enthusiastically received by a broad audience and got laudatory reviews of the film critics.
Bingo won 1 major national award (the Best Dutch Graduation Film) and 7 international prizes.
At the moment Timur Ismailov is writing the script for his debut feature and works with a famous Dutch director Jos Stelling as a dialog writer and script advisor for his new feature.

Short film credits

Director, Screenwriter


Netherlands | Jun 2009 | 27:40
Bingo is a young gypsy from Moldova who tries his luck in Holland as an illegal immigrant.
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