Bircan is a documentary filmmaker based in Scotland. She began her filmmaking journey with journalistic documentaries in Turkey. After she moved to Scotland, she fell in love with creative documentaries.
Bircan directed her debut creative short documentary 'My name is Anik with the Scottish Documentary Institute as part of their 'Bridging the Gap '19 program. The film has been selected for several BAFTA and Oscar-Qualifying festivals. The film also has been screened in independent cinemas and community film centres across the UK as part of Journeys Into Film program.
Besides creative documentaries, Bircan is frequently commissioned to make social impact documentaries. She has made films for Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Refugee Council, British Council, Green European Foundation, Edinburgh Fringe and a range of other 3rd sector, cultural and charitable organisations.
She also works as a facilitator in participatory filmmaking. She believes in the power of self-representation and the importance of accessible filmmaking.
She is an alumna of the IDFA Academy, New Voices Talent Scheme, Glasgow Film Festival Talent Mentorship Scheme, Birds’ Eye View’s Filmonomics, Bridging the Gap Program-Scottish Documentary Institute, !f Istanbul Talent Development Lab, and a member of BAFTA Connect. She also has been selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival's talent program Script Starter to write her first fiction script.
She is currently filming her first feature documentary 'Your Honour' and working on other non-fiction projects.