Miss Holocaust Survivor

Documentary, 90 min, 2019 (currently in production)

Synopsis: Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Israel. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust.  

Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Yoel Meranda (Kamara - Turkey), Katrin Pors (Snowglobe - Denmark), Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck (Spiro Films - Israel)

Presold to DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation)

Supported by New Film Fund (Turkey)

Selected to Sheffield/Doc MeetMarket 2018

Unmade Bed

Narrative, 11 min, 2015

Synopsis: A quiet morning. A middle aged woman lies in the bed, watching her husband's back as he's sleeping. As the daily routines continue, a cellphone is ringing persistently and is never being answered.

Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Yoel Meranda (Kamara - Turkey) & Bartosz Reetz (Sartoris - Poland)

Cast: Nazan Kesal, Hakan Çimenser

Director of Photography: Meryem Yavuz​

Screenings

52nd International Antalya Film Festival

15th !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

15th !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

Hezarfen Short Film Selection, Turkey

Center of Contemporary Art Torun, Italy

Review by Dilek Aydin - Altyazı Film Journal Website (Turkish) / March 1, 2018

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Idil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy

Documentary, 60 min, 2015

 

Synopsis: Idil Biret was five-years-old when she played piano to the Turkish President. Two years later, the Congress passed “Idil’s Law” which allowed her to study in Paris. Away from her friends, in an alien city, the little kid was now working under the strict supervision of Nadia Boulanger. Her path crossed with legendary pianists such as Alfred Cortot, Wilhelm Kempff and Arthur Rubinstein who later recalled, “the first time I heard her play it brought tears to my eyes’’. And yet, Idil dreamed of running away to Siberia, becoming free again.


Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Kamara & Böcek Yapım • Supported by Vehbi Koç Foundation

Cast: İdil Biret, Yves Riesel, Claude Samuel, Sun Kan, Şefik Büyükyüksel


Screenings & Awards

34th Istanbul International Film Festival

9th Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

8th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days

Golden Horn Vancouver Turkish Film Festival

Istanbul Modern Museum

27th Ankara International Film Festival

11th Boston Turkish Film Festival (Special Mention Award)

Review by Gubse Tokgöz - filmloverss (Turkish) / June 14, 2015

Review by Yaprak Gülbahar - Benim Sinemalarım (Turkish) / April 9, 2015

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EXPERIMENTAL VIDEOS

Abstract experimental videos I've made over the years, mostly silent.

Filmography

Tribute to Busby  (2014)

Wind (2012)

Peeling (2011)

Siamese (2011)

Three Warning sings (2011)

The Yearning (2010) - in collaboration with Renan Koen

Echoes (2010)

Nothing (2010)

The Eternal Wink (2009)

Cloud (2009)

Zero (2009)

So Abstract! (2009)

Legend of Nile (2009)

Black or White (2009)

Science Lab (2007)

Passion of Anna (2007)

Fuguetta for Piano (2007)

Traffic (2006)

Composition for Piano (2006)

Composition for Piano & City (2002)

Abstract#1 (2001)

Awards

Video Art Special Award - 9th International Panorama of Independent Film & Video (Greece)

Best Experimental & Animation Film - 30. IFSAK National Short and Documentary Film Festival (Turkey)

Screenings (partial list)

27th Ankara International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Chicago Onion City Experimental Film Festival

Rome Abstracta Film Festival

Experiments in Cinema 5.1, USA

Pera Museum
Fresh Abstractions, Thailand

Lucca Film Festival

International Panorama of Independent Film & Video, Greece

Hallwals Contemporary Arts Center, USA
Platforma Zero Five, Greece

Festival Miden, Greece

Hamursuz Fırını: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place,Turkey

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Click here to watch the videos

Important Note: Most of the videos are abstract & silent. They are best experienced on full-screen mode

in a silent darkened room.

Reviews & Program Notes

Visual Music Masters online publication (brief mention on  p.105) - Visual Music Masters / January 03, 2018

Program Notes by Efe Murad for FOL Screening - FOL / October 13, 2017

Comments by Lines of Landscape Blog on "Three Warning Signs" - Lines of Landscape / July 01, 2012

Review of "Three Warning Signs" by A. Robertson (negative but I appreciate it) - Eye for Film / June 29, 2012

Film critic Fred Camper's comments on "Cloud" - Chicago Reader / June17, 2010

Curator Lara Fresko's notes on "Peeling"  - m-est editor / May 17, 2012

TIFF Program Notes on "Science Lab" - Screen Anarchy / August 17, 2010

2010 - present
2010 - present

© 2018 Eytan Ipeker