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BIRCAN BIROL

Bircan is a documentary filmmaker based between Scotland and Turkey.

Starting at university, she began filming journalistic documentaries and covering news about human rights issues in  Turkey. After she moved to Scotland, she fell in love with creative documentaries and multimedia storytelling.

Bircan directed her first short creative documentary 'My name is Anik' with the Scottish Documentary Institute as part of their 'Bridging the Gap '19 program. The film visited several festivals and won a ‘Best Scottish Production’ award. It has been listed as one of the 10 Great Scottish Short Films from GSFF 2020 in Skinny magazine.

She is proficient in using a multitude of cameras and rigs, recording sound, directing presenters and contributors, handling the sensitive subject matter, and editing. Bircan has been working with cameras for many years and have used the c300, A7s, and Fs5/7, Blackmagic, Panasonic GH5/4.

 

As well as documentaries and her own projects, she works as a facilitator in participatory filmmaking. She believes in power of self-representation.

She is an alumna of the New Voices Talent Scheme, Scottish Documentary Institute, Glasgow Film Festival Talent Mentorship Scheme, Screenskills Mentorship Scheme, and Bridging the Gap Program of Scottish Documentary Institute. She has recently shortlisted for the Rad program and got selected for Sheffield Doc Fest UK Broadcast Production Talent Market.

She is currently developing her first feature documentary 'Your Honour' and working on other multimedia projects. 

Her camera still tends to zoom in on compelling human stories, alternative communities, and subcultures.