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PINAR CIFTCI (born 1991 in Oslo) is a Norwegian-Turkish-Kurdish actress,  journalist and editor. She speaks Norwegian, English, Turkish, German and French.

Ciftci graduated with a BA in Theatre Production and Acting in 2016 from Nord Universitet in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. In summer 2015 she studied the Meisner acting technique at the William Esper Studio in New York. 

Her political graduation play Ambassadøren (2016) had its World premiere at GAM in Santiago, Chile. The European premiere was at Festspillene i Bergen (Bergen International Festival). 


After her graduation she worked as the personal assistant of the award-winning director Lisa Lie (NO) at Schauspielhaus Wien, in Austria, in the theatre production Kaspar Hauser oder die Ausgestoßenen könnten jeden Augenblick angreifen!

Ciftci has played in short films with screenings and nominations in Kortfilmfestivalen in Grimstad and the 15e Festival international Signes de Nuit in Paris with the short film First Do No Harm (2017), directed by award-winning Thomas Østbye (NO).

In fall 2019 she did an international interview series Europas kvinner (Women of Europe) for NY TID, mainly on the topic of climate change, supported by the Norwegian Freedom of Expression Foundation (Fritt Ord), where she traveled to the European Parliament in Brussels to interview them.


She is currently writing on her first book, which is supported by Det faglitterære fond (NFFO).

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