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. 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 feature-length documentary The Pageant (2020) had its World premiere at Visions du Réel - International Feature Competition and will be part of Sarajevo Film Festival - Documentary Competition. The film is a co-production between Turkey (Kamara), France (Survivance), Israel (Spiro), and Germany (Welt Film). It was supported by the CNC, Procirep, New Film Fund, Tënk and Mediapart. His previous work as a director include 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. He is also an experimental filmmaker whose work has screened at many international festivals such as Toronto and Edinburgh.
As an editor, he worked on both fiction and documentary films. His work as an editor was screened at Berlinale, Sarajevo, Visions du Réel, DOKLeipzig, DokuFest, Viennale, Les Arcs; and programmed by museums such as Tate Modern, Istanbul Modern, Pera Museum. He collaborated with directors such as Gürcan Keltek, Zeynep Dadak, Melisa Önel, Serdar Kökçeoğlu, Kıvılcım Akay, Can Eskinazi, Lüsin Dink, Alex Harvey, Robert Schlicht and Romana Schmalisch. He also edited theatrical trailers for directors such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Özcan Alper and Ümit Ünal.
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