documentary feature, 70 min - 2019
Director: Kıvılcım Akay
Producers: Aslıhan Altug, Beste Yamalioglu
World Premiere: Atlanta International Film Festival
Screenings: Istanbul Intl. Film Festival, !f İstanbul Intl. Film Festival, Antalya Intl Film Festival
Synopsis: As an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul Turkey, Amina is in two minds between her realities and her dreams.
Co-Edited with Ian Olds
Director: Alex Harvey
Producers: Shane Boris & Mitch Dickman
Executive producer: Scott Macaulay
Starring Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir
Synopsis: A radical, western re-imagining of Henry David Thoreau's classic, interlacing three stories about the trappings of 21st century life and those who dream dangerously of escape.
short fiction, 18 min - 2017
co-edited with Sinan Kesova & Ayhan Ergürsel
Director: Sinan Kesova
Producers: Yoel Meranda, Sinan Kesova
36th Istanbul Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize
23rd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival – BRAVE BALKANS Special Jury Prize
Synopsis: The sale of an inherited house results in an unspoken tension between Cigdem and Kerim, a couple in their late thirties, to which their daughter does not seem indifferent.
Edited the section directed by Melisa Ünel, who previously screened at Berlinale.
World Premiere: 35th Istanbul International Film Festival
Synopsis: "Coastliners" puts the theme of “human rights” together with different stories, and consists of five short fiction films made by internationally acclaimed different directors. We accompany the personal effects of refugees washed ashore, the peculiar story of an assaulted young man, a mother and daughter who take refuge in a house when bombs sound on the Syrian border, a hero stuck in the hurly burly of Istanbul, trying to overcome obstacles; and the her spiritual journey of a pregnant woman trying to return to her village from where she was cast away.
short fiction 11 min - 2016
Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker
Starring Nazal Kesal, Hakan Çimenser
World Premiere: Antalya International Film Festival
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.
documentary mid-length, 60 min - 2016
Written, Directed and Edited by Eytan Ipeker
Produced by Kamara & Böcek Yapım
Supported by Vehbi Koç Foundation
World Premiere: 34th Istanbul International Film Festival
Synopsis: Idil Biret was five-years-old when she played piano to the Turkish President Ismet Inönü. Two years later, the Congress passed "Idil's Law" which allowed her to study in Paris. Away from her friends, in an alien city, she was now working under strict supervision. Her path crossed with legendary pianists of the time, such as 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 from everything, becoming free again. Today as we listen to her atonal improvisations, Idil Biret's unique energy still retains its mystery
docudrama feature, 72 min - 2013
Co-Edited with Ali Aga & Umut Sakallıoğlu
Director: Lüsin Dink
Producer: Soner Alper, Lüsin Dink
Associate Producer: Özcan Alper
Winner of Silver Apricot at Yerevan International Film Festival
Synopsis: SaroyanLand is a docu-drama focusing on the journey of famous writer William Saroyan to the birthplace of his Armenian family Bitlis, in Turkey in 1964. While retaking the same road, the film aims to understand Saroyan's unique attitude to belonging, witnessing the self-discovery of a man who followed the traces of his Armenian ancestors.
docufiction short, 20 min - 2012
director: Gürcan Keltek
Screenings & Awards:
CineDoc Tbilisi 2013 Jury Prize, Nantes Festival de 3 Continents, DOK Leipzig, Visions Du Réel, Tate Modern
Synopsis: A look at the poor working conditions of people who do not feel like people in the eyes of their bosses. Always moving, always working, trapped in life without any chance of things changing for the better. Pressured by their superiors, with no help from the state.
click for Visions Du Réel page
Özcan Alper’s Memories of The Wind, 2016 (premiered at Hamburg)
Melisa Üneri's Daddy's Girl, 2016 (premiered at DOK Leipzig)
Lüsin Dink's SaroyanLand, 2013 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)
Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s Somewhere in Between, 2012 (premiered at Venice)
Ümit Ünal's Ara, 2007 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)
I've also edited a trailer for my own documentary İdil Biret: The Portrait of a Child Prodigy, 2016 (premiered at Istanbul Film Festival)
I've edited many TV ads & music videos including in collaboration with various directors such as Dan Nathan, Devon Dickson, Gürcan Keltek, Can Eskinazi and İlker Canikligil. You can watch a few samples here, here and here.
fiction feature, 85 min - 2019
Director: Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch
Producers: Olivier Marboeuf, Kristina Konrad, Michel Balagué, Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch
World Premiere: Berlinale 2019 - Forum Expanded
Synopsis: A new production center, maybe set in an undetermined future. What is being produced here? We shall find out by following the given traces. Two pairs of hands trying to untangle themselves. A human sheep virtually cut into pieces. A warm welcome to the authors and actors of their lives. Stories being told, their narrators dissected.