Merhaba. This is Kamara's website. We're a film production company founded in Istanbul in 2011. We like making films that experiment with the language of cinema while opening a space for the audience. The company is run by director/editor Eytan Ipeker and director/producer Yoel Meranda.
We've produced Mehmet Can Mertoğlu's first feature "Albüm" (co-produced by Arte France, Cedomir Kolar, Danis Tanovic and Calin Peter Netzer, supported by Eurimages, world sales by The Match Factory, distribution in France by Le Pacte) which won the France 4 Visionary Award at 2016 Cannes Film Festival's Semaine de la Critique section. The film went on to win the Best Feature Film at Sarajevo, Best First Feature at Jerusalem, Special Award at Sevilla’s New Waves section, Special Jury Prize at Belgrade Auteur Film Festival and Best Director at Adana. It also screened, among others, at New Directors/New Films, Taipei Golden Horse, AFI, BAFICI, Warsaw, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Stockholm.
At the moment, we're producing Eytan Ipeker's feature documentary "The Pageant" co-produced by Survivance in France, Spiro Films in Israel, Welt Film in Germany, and supported by Tënk & Mediapart in France, and the New Film Fund in Turkey. It was pitched at 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest's Meetmarket and 2019 Istanbul Meetings on the Bridge where we won the Color Up Award.
We’re also in the post-production of Yoel Meranda’s narrative short "200", filmed in Sarajevo, produced by Epileptic in France and co-produced by Pro.ba in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Yoel's feature-length fiction project "Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes" (based on Balzac's novel) is selected to 2018 Moulin d’Andé scriptwriting residency. Yoel is also developing his first feature documentary "Politics of Shitting", produced by La Fabrica Nocturna in France, supported by the New Film Fund in Turkey.
Both Eytan's and Yoel's experimental videos have screened at Toronto and Edinburgh international film festivals.
We made commercials for Grey, DDB, Daniska, DDIP ad agencies, corporate videos for companies in Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, and USA, a web series together with Altyazı Film Journal and concert shootings for Idil Biret. You can see our showreel here.
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