Handan İpekçi

Handan İpekçi

Handan İpekçi (born 1956 in Ankara, Turkey) is a Turkish scriptwriter and film director.


Handan İpekçi studied Radio and Television Studies at Gazi University, Faculty of Communication in Ankara. The controversial feature Hejar which she wrote, produced and directed was Turkey's official submission for the 74th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Ayaşlı ve Kiracıları Co-director with Tunca Yönder TV series
1993 Kemençenin Türküsü Director Documentary
1994 Dad is in the Army aka Babam Askerde Director First feature film, denied distribution
2001 Hejar aka Büyük Adam Küçük Aşk Director, Producer, Writer
2007 Hidden Faces aka Saklı Yüzler Director, Producer, Writer, Editor


İpekçi received local and international awards. Dad is in the Army brought her most promising director and screenwriter awards among others at Turkish film festivals, Hejar won nine awards including Golden Orange for Best Film and Best Screenplay at Antalya Film Festival and Silver Pyramid at Cairo Film Festival.


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