Hakan Ünal is s Turkish film director, writer, producer and script consultant He finished his degree in screenwriting at University of Toronto in 2002 and started to write short stories. His debut short film ‘Orange’ was selected to many national and international film festivals. ‘His second film ‘Crack in the Wall’ made its world premiere at the 15th edition of Reykjavik International Film Festival. He was selected to the Reykjavik Talents in the same year. His short screenplay entitled ‘The Shell’ won the First International Screenplay Award at the 38th edition of Rhode Island International Film Festival.
His last short screenplay entitled ‘Purgatorio’ won Best Short Script at the 8 th edition of Gulf of Naples independent Film Festival, Best Short Script at the 8th edition of Festival Largos y Cortos de Santiago and won Best International Screenplay Grand Prize at the 40th edition of Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival. His feature screenplay was shortlisted at the 42nd edition of Toronto International Film Festival. He was selected as jury member to the 8th edition of Firenze Filmcorti Festival and 34th edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Iran. He is currently in development for his debut feature film ‘ Leyla’.