EDITOR FILMOGRAPHY

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MİMAROĞLU: THE ROBINSON OF MANHATTAN ISLAND

documentary feature, 70 min - 2020

Director: Serdar Kökçeoğlu

 

Producers: Dilek Aydın, Esin Uslu

Co-Producer: S. Buse Yıldırım 

 

World Premiere: Visions du Réel 2020 - Burning Lights Competition


Hybrid documentary on legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his versatile wife.

 

project website

 

THE PAGEANT

documentary feature, 83 min - 2020

 

Synopsis: Every year since 2011, a unique beauty contest takes place in Haifa. The contestants are female survivors of the Holocaust. In the midst of this flashy spectacle, their personal traumas remain as deep as ever.

 

Director & Editor: Eytan Ipeker

Producer: Yoel Meranda (Kamara - Turkey)

Co-Producers: Carine Chichkowsky (Survivance - France), Eitan Mansuri and Jonathan Doweck (Spiro Films - Israel), Kristina Konrad (Welt Film)

 

World Premiere: Visions du Réel 2020 - International Feature Film Competition

 

imdb page •  trailer

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AMINA

documentary feature, 70 min - 2019

Director: Kıvılcım Akay

 

Producers: Aslıhan Altug, Beste Yamalioglu

 

Atlanta International Film Festival (World Premiere)

Istanbul International Film Festival

!f İstanbul International Film Festival

Antalya International Film Festival

 

As an African immigrant woman living in Istanbul Turkey, Amina is in two minds between her realities and her dreams.

 

imdb page • trailer

LABOUR POWER PLANT

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

 

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.

 

berlinale page • imdb page • trailer

WALDEN: LIFE IN THE WOODS

fiction feature, 104 min - 2017
Director: Alex Harvey

 

Producers: Shane Boris & Mitch Dickman

Executive producer: Scott Macaulay

Starring Oscar-nominated actor Demián Bichir

 

World Premiere: Denver Film Festival

 

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.

 

imdb page • trailer

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HINTERLANT (OUTSKIRTS) 

short fiction, 18 min -  2017

Director: Sinan Kesova

Producers: Yoel Meranda, Sinan Kesova

co-edited with Sinan Kesova & Ayhan Ergürsel

 

36th Istanbul Film Festival (World Premiere) – FIPRESCI Prize

23rd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival – BRAVE BALKANS Special Jury Prize

Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival

SIYAD Turkish Film Critics Association Award (Nominated)

Les Arcs European Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

 

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.

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

 

 

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COASTLINERS

omnibus feature, 70 min - 2016

Edited the section directed by Melisa Önel

 

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 spiritual journey of a pregnant woman trying to return to her village from where she was cast away.

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

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UNMADE BED

short fiction, 11 min - 2016

Writer, Director and Editor: Eytan Ipeker

 

Producer: Yoel Meranda

Co-Producer: Bartosz Reetz (Sartoris Films)

Cast: Nazal Kesal, Hakan Çimenser

 

Antalya International Film Festival (World Premiere)

!f Istanbul Independent 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.

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

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IDIL BIRET: THE PORTRAIT OF A CHILD PRODIGY

documentary mid-length, 60 min - 2016

 

Writer, Director and Editor: Eytan Ipeker

Produced by Kamara & Böcek Yapım

Supported by Vehbi Koç Foundation

 

34th Istanbul International Film Festival (World Premiere)

8th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days

9th Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Istanbul Modern Museum

 

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

 

imdb page • trailer

 

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SAROYANLAND

docudrama feature, 72 min - 2013


Director: Lüsin Dink

Producer: Soner Alper, Lüsin Dink

Associate Producer: Özcan Alper

Co-Edited with Ali Aga & Umut Sakallıoğlu

 

Locarno International Film Festival, Open Doors

Yerevan International Film Festival - Golden ApricotBest Armenian Documentary

FilmfestHamburg 2013

32nd Istanbul 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.

 

 

imdb page • trailer

 

 

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OVERTIME

docufiction short, 20 min - 2011

 

director: Gürcan Keltek

 

CineDoc Tbilisi 2013 - Jury Prize

Nantes Festival de 3 Continents

DOK Leipzig

Visions Du Réel 2012

Tate Modern

24th Ji.jlava International Documentary Festival

Viennale 2018

 

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 Viennale page

imdb page

 

TRAILER EDITING

 

Yeşim Ustaoğlu's Clair-Obscur, 2016 (premiered at Toronto)

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)

COMMERCIALS

 

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.

© Eytan Ipeker 2020