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 who now lives in Berlin and director/producer Yoel Meranda who now lives in Paris.
We produced Eytan Ipeker's feature documentary "The Pageant" about a beauty pageant among Holocaust survivors taking place in Haifa. The film had its world premiere at the International Competition of Visions du Réel 2020. It's also selected to Sarajevo and Istanbul Film Festivals. "The Pageant" is co-produced by Survivance in France, Spiro Films in Israel, and Welt Film in Germany. It is supported by CNC, Procirep-Angoa, and Tënk & Mediapart in France, and the New Film Fund in Turkey. The project was pitched at 2018 Sheffield Doc/Fest's Meetmarket and 2019 Istanbul Meetings on the Bridge where it won the Color Up Award. The film is distributed by Grasshopper Film in North America, and Go2Films worldwide.
We also produced Mehmet Can Mertoğlu's first feature "Albüm", a black comedy about adoption, which won the France 4 Visionary Award at Cannes Film Festival's Semaine de la Critique section in 2016. 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, and Special Jury Prize at Belgrade Auteur Film Festival. "Albüm" also screened, among other festivals, at New Directors/New Films, Taipei Golden Horse, AFI, BAFICI, Warsaw, Melbourne, Vancouver, and Stockholm. It was co-produced by Arte France, Cedomir Kolar, Danis Tanovic and Calin Peter Netzer, supported by Eurimages, distributed worldwide by The Match Factory, and in France by Le Pacte.
Yoel Meranda’s narrative short "200" about a part-time sex worker living in Sarajevo, was produced by Epileptic in France and co-produced by Pro.ba in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Yoel's feature-length fiction project "Splendeurs et misères des courtisane·s" (based on Balzac's novel) was selected to 2018 Moulin d’Andé scriptwriting residency. Yoel is also developing his first feature documentary "Excretapolitics" which is about the lack of sanitary toilets in Cape Town's informal settlements, produced by La Fabrica Nocturna in France, and 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.