Efe Çakarel
Courtesy of MUBI
Turkey United Kingdom
2021

MUBI

Efe
Çakarel

Founder / CEO

Legend has it that Çakarel was inspired to create MUBI in 2007 after being unable to watch a movie online from a café in Tokyo. Today, the streaming platform — which presents an ever-changing curated selection of art house and independent films — is available in 190 countries, and its subscriber base is growing fast, up 262% from the beginning of 2020 through Q3 2021. Çakarel has also moved the London-based company out into feature production (including “Our Men” and “Port Authority”) and distribution, podcasts and a print magazine, and it’s currently building a cinema and cultural hub in Mexico City. In recent months, MUBI has acquired multi-territory, multiplatform rights for more than a dozen features, including Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Bergman Island,” Leos Carax’s “Annette” and Julia Ducournau’s “Titane.”

Career

  • MUBI
  • PORT AUTHORITY
  • FAREWELL AMOR

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA)
  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

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