2020 Feb

“Rendezvous with Directors” is celebrating its seventh year with Pelin Esmer

İstanbul Modern Cinema will feature all productions in Esmer’s filmography with some special screenings and interviews between 6-16 Feb 2020.

2020 Jan

Queen Lear at FIPADOC

Queen Lear will premiere at FIPADOC International Documentary Festival in Biarritz, France.

2019 Oct

Camargo Foundation

Pelin Esmer is invited to Camargo Foundation in Cassis-Marseille as one of the guest artists in residence to work on her new script in 2019.

2019 Oct

Ayvalık Film Festival

After Adana Golden Boll FF, Queen Lear was screened at the 2’nd Ayvalık Film Festival with the attendance of Arslanköy Theatre Group.

2019 Oct

Queen Lear national premier

Queen Lear made its international premier at 26’th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival and received Yılmaz Güney Film Award, Cüneyt Cebenoyan Critiques Award and Best Music Award.

2019 Aug

Queen Lear will open in Sarajevo Film Festival

Queen Lear will open in Sarajevo Film Festival.

2019 May

Pelin Esmer receives “Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award”

Organized by the Flying Broom Foundation, the 22nd Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival awarded Pelin Esmer with the “Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award” at the opening ceremony for the festival.
The festival will be held in Ankara between May 23 and 30 and will showcase a number of women directors and their films that focus on different aspects of cinema and life from a woman’s viewpoint. 

3 awards from Meetings on the Bridge!

The 14th edition of Meetings on the Bridge was held within the scope of the 38th Istanbul Film Festival. In Work In Progess Section, 30.000 TL Anadolu Efes Award, Daire Creative Key Art Design Award and Paz Digital Communication Awards was presented to the director/producer Pelin Esmer and producer Dilde Mahalli of the film “Queen Lear” . 
This year 8 films from Turkey and neighbouring countries attended Work In progress. The Work in Progress jury members Agatha Valentin (Partner / Totem Films), Giorgo Gosetti (Director / Venice Days), Ineke Kanters (Producer, Managing Director / The Film Kitchen) has decided on the award winning films after watching 5 films at the private screenings held at Soho House Istanbul and the meetings held with the filmmakers.

A Support for “Queen Lear” from New Film Fund

Pelin Esmer’s new feature documentary “Queen Lear” received feature lenght documentary post-production support from the New Film Fund’s 2018 second term support. 
 New Film Fund is a Turkey-based documentary platform to support documentary films that encourage diversity, equality and freedom in their broadest expression.

2018 Sep

“Queen Lear” travels to San Sebastian

“Queen Lear”, the new documentary film project by Pelin Esmer has been selected for “Glocal in Progress” organised for the 2nd time this year as a part of 66th San Sebastian Film Festival.
“Kraliçe lear / Queen Lear” which is directed by Pelin Esmer and produced by Pelin Esmer and Dilde Mahalli, refocus in the tale of the women who starred in Oyun and whose lives were changed by the play, as they perform their version of Shakespeare’s work in remote mountain villages.