Eytan Ipeker is a director, editor, producer and an experimental filmmaker currently based in Berlin. He was born in Istanbul and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. He attended the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008. His experimental videos screened at many international festivals such as  Toronto and Edinburgh. In 2011, he co-founded Kamara production company. Together with his partner Yoel Meranda, he produced Albüm, 2016 (an Arte France co-production) which won the France 4 Visionary Award at the 55th Semaine de la Critique at Cannes 2016, Best Feature at 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival and Best First Feature at 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival. 

 

His short film Unmade Bed, 2015 and medium-length documentary Idil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy, 2015 were screened at various film festivals including Istanbul, Sebastopol, Antalya, !f Istanbul and Documentarist. Currently, he's working on a feature documentary called "Miss Holocaust Survivor" which is a co-production between Turkey (Kamara), Denmark (Snowglobe), Israel (Spiro), Germany (Welt Film)  and France (Survivance). It is supported by the New Film Fund and presold to Danish Broadcasting Corporation.  The project was pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest Meetmarket and Meetings on the Bridge where it won the Color Up Award.

 

As an editor,  he collaborated with director Gürcan Keltek on many projects including Overtime (2012) which won CinéDoc-Tbilisi Jury Prize and screened at Nantes 3 Continents, Visions Du Reel & DOK Leipzig, Tate Modern. I was one of the editors for Saroyanland (2013) which won the Golden Apricot Award at Yerevan Film Festival. I also edited theatrical trailers for Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s Araf / Somewhere in Between (2012, premiered at Venice) and Clair-Obscur (2016, premiered at Toronto); for Özcan Alper’s Memories of The Wind (2016, premiered at Hamburg). He edited the US-indie feature Walden: Life in the Woods (2017) directed by Alex Harvey and starring Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir. In 2018, he edited the feature film Labour Power Plant which had its world premiere at Berlinale 2019 - Forum Expanded. His latest editing work is the feature-length documentary "Amina" which was sold to PBS.

 

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2010 - present
2010 - present

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