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. His latest documentary feature  "The Pageant" will have its World premiere at Visions du Réel 2020. The film is a co-production between Turkey (Kamara), France (Survivance), Israel (Spiro), and Germany (Welt Film). It was supported by the New Film Fund, Tënk and Mediapart. The project was previously pitched at Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket and Meetings on the Bridge where it won the Color Up Award.

 

As an editor,  he worked on both fiction and documentary films, including "Overtime" (Visions du Réel 2012, DOKLeipzig, Tate Modern), “Berlin Power Plant” (Berlinale Forum Expanded) and "Mimaroğlu: Robison of Manhattan Island" (Visions du Réel 2020)

He also edited theatrical trailers for directors such as Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Özcan Alper and Ümit Ünal. 

 

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2010 - present
2010 - present

FILMOGRAPHY / EDITOR

Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island / 2020, feature documentary, dir. Serdar Kökçeoğlu

The Pageant / 2020, feature documentary, dir. Eytan Ipeker

Amina / 2019, feature documentary, dir. Kıvılcım Akay

Labour Power Plant / 2019, feature fiction, dir. Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch

Walden Life in the Woods / 2017, feature fiction, dir. Alex Harvey

Hinterlant / 2017, short fiction, dir. Sinan Kesova *

Coastliners / 2016, feature omnibus, dir. Melisa Önel *

Unmade Bed / 2016, short fiction , dir. Eytan Ipeker

Idil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy / 2016, documentary, dir. Eytan Ipeker 

Saroyanland / 2013, docudrama feature, dir. Lüsin Dink *

Overtime / 2011, docufiction short, dir. Gürcan Keltek

 

* co-edited projects

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY / DIRECTOR

The Pageant (2020) - feature documentary

Unmade Bed (2015) - short fiction

Idil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy (2015) - documentary

Tribute to Busby (2014) - experimental

Peeling (2011) - experimental

Siamese (2011)  - experimental

Three Warning Signs (2011) - experimental

Nothing (2010) - experimental

The Yearning (2010) - experimental

Legend of Nile (2009) - experimental

Black or White (2009) - experimental

The Eternal Wink (2009) - experimental

Zero (2009) - experimental

So Abstract! (2009) - experimental

Science Lab (2007) - experimental

Passion of Anna (2007) - experimental

Fuguetta for Piano (2007) - experimental

Traffic (2006) - experimental

Composition for Piano (2006) - experimental

The Lace Peddler (2005) - short fiction

Composition for Piano & City (2002) - experimental

Abstract#1 (2001)  - experimental

 

 

© Eytan Ipeker 2020