Country and nationality


Professional role in the film industry

Make-up artist

Years of experience in the film industry

10 years

Ayfer Cadir

She pursued a  professional make-up  school and was invited by her teacher to come as an assistant to commercial and film projects, After that she worked for numerous film projects including 4 feature films.


She never felt as if she had challenges that she could not overcome. For her challenges were the ones that she had no control over and maybe a challenge was something that she was confronted with for the first time.

Overcoming Obstacles 

Be open to any new situation that might appear. Be relaxed because this is a beautiful job where you have to do what you feel in terms of creativity.


Develop good relationships with the people in the roles around the job you are going for. They will often be the ones to see your skills and recommended you to others later down the line. They will also be the ones to support you as you go through your career.

 ‘If there is any role you want to go for whether you think you are ready for it or not, just try it ‘



The WIFILM Case Study Library will provide VET providers, females interested in developing a career within the industry, or those working alongside females in the industry with a series of case studies on successful women in the film industry. The Case Study Library will highlight the barriers to entry for females in the industry, including deficits in role models, confidence, and career planning.

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