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Ece Karayalcin

Miami Dade College
Filmmaker/ Professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technologies

Ece Karayalcin is a Professor at the Department of Film and Television, School of Entertainment and Design Technology. After receiving her B.A. degree in Economics, and working towards her Doctorate in the same field for awhile, she decided to pursue her life-long dream and got her M.F.A. degree in Film Production.

Prior to joining MDC, Ms. Karayalcin worked as a videographer for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation. Her work is now kept in a digital library/archive in Los Angeles. She has worked freelance as a director, production manager, assistant director and cinematographer on commercials, industrials and music videos, and short films.

Professor Karayalcin has also served as a judge and/or panelist on various film festivals such as the Women’s International Film Festival, Florida Media Market, Urban Entertainment Conference, Miami Children’s Film Festival, 48 Hour Film Project, DocMiami International, and Miami International Film Festival, among others.

At Miami Dade College, she is the primary advisor for the Film Society and the founding advisor for the college-wide Golden Key International Honor Society.

Professor Karayalcin has been a recipient of many awards including Wachovia Bank Endowed Teaching Chair, NISOD Excellence in Leadership, Women in Business Endowed Teaching Chair. She is a Television Academy Foundation Faculty Fellow and also listed in Who’s Who on America and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, which honors a select top 5% of nation’s teachers.