Özge Calafato

curator - writer - researcher

Amsterdam, NL

photography cinema

Özge Calafato worked for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) as Programming Manager and served as a committee member for the SANAD Development and Post-Production Fund. Between 2014 and 2020 she worked as the Assistant Director for the Akkasah: Center for Photography at NYU Abu Dhabi. She has also worked as a programmer and consultant for a number of film festivals and institutions including Documentarist, DOK Leipzig, Doha Film Institute, DokuFest, Oslo Arab Film Days, The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Punto de Vista, Imagine Science, Cinema Akil, AFI Docs, and Birds Eye View.


Diggers of Memory

5 films

Sounds of Others

8 films

City Stories

6 films


6 films


65 films

Being an Island

61 films

Cultures of Trees

40 films


10 films

Family Photographs

7 films

Experiments with Celluloid

7 films

Tracing Trees

6 films

Lush Planet

7 films

All About Mars

8 films

Focus: Turkey

19 films

Focus: United Arab Emirates

19 films

Focus: Lebanon

15 films

Focus: Scandinavia

26 films

Focus: Greenland

5 films

Colonial Chronicles

17 films


8 films