Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller. 

born in 1987, in Ankara, Turkey. Studied International Relations bachelor’s degree at Uludağ University in Bursa. Worked as photojournalist at a local journal covering hard news and manifestations in 2013 in Izmir.


Tas completed her master’s degree at Multi Media / Photography at Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University. She has worked as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Lisbon since 2014 and took part in projects of KINO DOC film courses in Portugal.

In 2017 Tas directed her first documentary film "My Kaaba is HUMAN" which was screened in several countries and film festivals which inspired her long-term, ongoing project carrying the same name as she travels around the world telling human stories with portraits.

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Film directed by Sinem TAŞ


My Kaaba is HUMAN - 2017, Documentary

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Director: Sinem Taş
Assistants: Isabel Teixeira - Ana Brás 
Translation: Karwan Kurdi (Kurdish) - Matthieu Rego (French)
Music (only for trailer): Fazıl Say - Insan Insan (Borrowed from Youtube)
Portuguese Subtitles: Sara David Lopes
Turkish Subtitles: Doğukan Sarıkaya

Duration: 22:29 min.
Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary



Shortcutz Guimarães


Global Migration Film Festival IOM 2018

V. Festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo 2018

Global Migration Film Festival 

IOM’s Lockdown Film Club, Online Screening. 2020.

Olhares do Mediterrâneo Festival Extention, CINE-TEATRO DE ALCOBAÇA JOÃO, Alcobaça, Portugal. 2019.

I. Izmir International Refugee Film Festival, Screening, Izmir, Turkey. 2019.

Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Screening, Vigo/Galícia, Spain. 2019.

Shortcutz Guimarães, Screening, Portugal. 2019.

Olhares do Mediterrâneo Festival Extention, by CRIA, UTAD, Teatro de Vila Real, Screening, Portugal. 2019.

Lift-Off Sessions, Official Selection. 2019.

AFSAD II. Short Film Contest, Screening Selection, Turkey. 2018.

HuBB (Humans Before Borders), Screening, Portugal. 2018.

Global Migration Film Festival by IOM, Official Selection, Screening, Indonesia. 2018.

V. Festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo, Travessias and Começar a Olhar Section Competition, Screening. 2018

Lisbon University, Fine Arts Faculty, Screening, Portugal. 2018

3P: Pia-Palto Film Events, Screening, Turkey. 2018