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"Money Maker" Wins Best Documentary Short and Best Director Short Doc at PAIFF



Saygin Yalcin Money Maker documentary film at PAIFF

"Money Maker," directed by Johannes Thuermer and Martina Schuster, has taken home two prestigious awards at PAIFF: Best Documentary Short Film and Best Director - Documentary Short Film. This inspiring documentary delves into the life of Saygin Yalcin, a self-made millionaire who has used his success to help his seriously ill sister.

Born in Bremen, Germany, with Turkish roots, Yalcin's entrepreneurial journey began with an online fashion shop for the Middle East, which he later sold to Amazon for around $700 million. He then founded sellanycar.com, a thriving business trading high-quality used automobiles. Today, Yalcin runs his companies from Dubai and invests in numerous start-ups and medical research, aiming to support promising companies and universities, particularly in finding a cure for his sister's specific type of epilepsy.

In "Money Maker," Yalcin shares his success story, emphasizing the importance of maintaining morals for long-term success. His journey is a testament to the power of determination, innovation, and compassion.


Saygin Yalcin Money Maker documentary film at PAIFF

The PAIFF committee lauded the film as an "inspiring, solid feel-good story," recognizing its uplifting narrative and the exceptional direction by Thuermer and Schuster.

These accolades highlight the impact of "Money Maker," a documentary that not only showcases the triumphs of an entrepreneur but also underscores the profound influence of using success for the greater good. This film is a must-watch for those seeking motivation and a heartwarming story of perseverance and altruism.




Saygin Yalcin Money Maker documentary film at PAIFF

Saygin Yalcin Money Maker documentary film at PAIFF

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