Sinem Taş, is recently a PhD researcher at Multi Media Art, at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University.


After finishing her bachelor degree in International Relations at Uludağ University in Bursa in 2013, Taş worked as photojournalist at a local journal covering news and protests in Izmir, Turkey.


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. She completed her master’s degree in Multi Media Art / Photography at the Fine Arts Faculty of Lisbon University.

In 2017 Tas directed her first documentary film "My Kaaba is HUMAN" which was screened in several film festivals in different countries. The documentary inspired her long-term, ongoing project AUTRUI (My Kaaba is HUMAN previously named) where she shoots portrait photos and publishes stories of people from different cultures and countries.

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