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 and multimedia storytelling.
Bircan directed her debut creative 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 and won a ‘Best Scottish Production’ award.
Besides documentaries and her own projects, she works as a facilitator in participatory filmmaking. She believes in the power of self-representation and the importance of accessible filmmaking.
Bircan is frequently commissioned to create content, short documentaries, and multimedia pieces. 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 is an alumna of the New Voices Talent Scheme, Glasgow Film Festival Talent Mentorship Scheme, Screenskills Mentorship Scheme, Bridging the Gap Program of Scottish Documentary Institute, and !f Istanbul Talent Development Lab. She recently has been selected for Birds’ Eye View’s highly regarded filmmaker programme Filmonomics.
She is currently filming 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.