"Mimaroğlu": New screenings at Jihlava IDFF & Soundwatch

"Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" will screen at Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (27 October - 11 November). It will also have its German premiere in a few days at Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival. The screening is on 5th November at Arsenal. Don't miss it on big screen! 


"Mimaroğlu" & "Invisible to the Eye" awarded at Istanbul Film Festival

Two documentaries that I edited finally meet at the award ceremony:"Invisible to the Eye" & "Mimaroğlu" each get a Mention Award at Istanbul Film Festival's National Documentary Competition.


Congrats to directors Zeynep Dadak & Serdar Kökçeoğlu and everyone involved with these projects!




"Mimaroğlu"  wins Special Jury Prize at Antalya Golden Orange Fim Festival


"Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" wins Special Jury Prize at the Antalya Golden Orange Fim Festival's National Documentary Competition. I was the editor on this fascinating documentary and so happy for everyone involved, especially the director, Serdar Kökçeoğlu whose passion for the project inspired us all. This the second screening of the film after the world premiere at Visions du Réel in April.  


During the festival, a new trailer for the film was released. You can watch it here.



"The Pageant" will screen at Human Rights Film Festival Lugano

“The Pageant” will be screened at Film Festival Diritti Umano Lugano (Human Rights Film Festival Lugano) which takes place on 14-28.10.2020. This will be our second screening in Switzerland after Visions du Réel. One of our screenings will be followed by a really interesting discussion. Looking forward to this!

Film's page on the festival website:





"Amina" will have its German premiere at B3 Biennial of Moving Image 2020


Kıvılcım Akay's documentary "Amina" (2019) will have its German Premiere in the Competition Section of Biennial of Moving Image 2020. I was the editor of this project which had its world premiere at Atlanta International Film Festival. 


B3 Biennial of Moving Image 2020 takes place in Frankfurt from 9-18 October and "Amina" will have both physical & online screenings. For those interested in tickets, you can visit the film's page on the festival website.



"The Pageant"  at Istanbul Film Festival - National Documentary Competition


“The Pageant” will be in the 39th Istanbul I Film Festival - National Documentary Competition. The October edition of the festival will take place on 9-20 October 2020. There will be physical & online screenins. 

Two films which I edited ("Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" by Serdar Kökçeoğlu and "Invisible to the Eye" by Zeynep Dadak") are also competing in the National Documentary Competition. 

You can access the film's page on the festival website by clicking here.



"The Pageant"  at Odesa International Film Festival - European Documentary Competition


“The Pageant” will be in the 11th Odesa International Film Festival - European Documentary Competition. The festival will be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

You can access the film's page on the festival website by clicking here.

The festival dates are 25.09  - 03.10.2020.

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"The Pageant"  Turkish premiere at Antalya Film Festival - National Documentary Competition

My film “The Pageant” will be in the 57th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival’s National Documentary Competition. This could be the first physical screening of the film (fingers crossed).


And I’m very happy to see two films that I edited are also in the line-up: Zeynep Dadak's “Invisible to the Eye” & Serdar Kökçeoğlu's “Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island”.


Two films that we supported last year at the festival's Documentary Work-in-Progress jury ("Wind Horse", "Orchid's in Fire") are also in the program. 



"The Pageant" Balkan premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival's Documentary Competition


I was thrilled to be part of Sarajevo Film Festival's Documentary Competition with my film "The Pageant". In the past, I participated to the festival as a producer with "Albüm" which won Heart of Sarajevo Best Film Prize, and as an editor with "Hinterlant" which was in the short film competition. 


But screening "The Pageant" in Sarajevo was especially meaningful, as the film touches on the issue of genocide remembrance. Sarajevo has its own (more recent) experience of genocide and I would have loved to be there, taking audience questions and see how the film resonates there. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival was held online and there was no audience interaction. In any case, it was good to share the film and I'm grateful for this opportunity.





Zeyndep Dadak's "Invisible to the Eye"  World Premiere at DokuFest


"Invisible to the Eye" is the new feature documentary by the acclaimed Turkish director Zeynep Dadak ("Blue Wave", "On the Coast"). The world premiere of the film will be at DokuFest Kosovo - Balkan Main Competition. The festival will be held online from 07.08 to 25.08.2020. 


The film traces the particular itinerary of Eremya Çelebi Kömürciyan’s 17th century travelogue, "History of Istanbul: Istanbul in the 17th century”, in today’s Istanbul. The film, which came to life under the counseling of Ottoman historian Cemal Kafadar, invites the audience to experience “the pleasure of viewing” Istanbul.

I worked as the editor on this inspiring project.  Watch the trailer for "Invisible to the Eye": 



Good news in difficult times: Two of my projects will have their World premieres

at Visions du Réel 2020

"The Pageant" is a feature documentary that I've been working as a director & editor for more than 4 years. The film is about a beauty pageant among Holocaust Survivors and will be part of the main competition (International Feature Films) at Visions du Réel. It was produced by Kamara, Survivance, Spiro Films & Welt Film. For more info & updates, you can click here.


"Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" is a feature documentary about the always-inspiring musician/writer/producer Ilhan Mimaroğlu who recently passed away. I was the editor on this project which was put together mostly from the personal archives of Ilhan Mimaroğlu (8mm & Video8). The documentary is directed by Serdar Kökçeoğlu and will be featured on the Burning Lights International Competition at Visions du Réel.

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