Philax - feature fiction in project development 

Director & Writer: Rûken Tekeş

Producers: Billur Arıkan & Rûken Tekeş

Co - Producer: Gabriele Oricchio

SFFILM Rainin Grant Finalist 2020, San Francisco Film Institute

Meeting on the Bridge 2021 Finalist, Istanbul International Film Festival

Project Development 2021 Grantee, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey


Aether - feature length documentary (2019)

Director & Writer: Rûken Tekeş

Producers: Rûken Tekeş & Billur Arıkan & Gabriele Oricchio

Co - Producers: Cengiz Karadağ & Ayşe Valentin

Production Countries: Turkey & Italy 

World Premier at 50th Visions Du Reel Film Festival - Switzerland

      'International Competition'

56th Antalya Golden Orange FF - Turkey

         'Golden Orange  Jury Award for Best Documentary'

7th  Duhok International FF - Iraq

        'Special Jury Award for Best Kurdish Feature Film'

13th Inconvenient Films Human Rights FF - Lithuania 

         'Special Mention for Best Documentary'

21st Meditaren Film Festival - Bosnia Herzegovina

         'Jury Special Mention'

32nd Sunny Side of the Doc - France

         'Best of 2020 Selection'

38th Istanbul International FF, Int. Feature Film Competition & National Doc. Competition - Turkish Premiere

65th Taormina Film Festival, Int. Documentary Competition - Italy

35th DocFest München, Official Selection - Germany

19th DocPoint Helsinki, Int. Documentary Programme - Finland  

18th DokuFest Documentary FF, BalkanDox Competition - Kosovo

16th Architecture Film Festival, Official Selection - Rotterdam

13th London International Documentary FF, Int. Documentary Competition - United Kingdom

12th This Human World, International Competition - Austria

12th DocumentarIst Istanbul Film Days - Turkey

+ + + international film festivals, art centers, special screenings ...


Hevêrk / The Circle - short fiction film (2016)

Director & Writer & Producer: Rûken Tekeş

Co - Producer: Cengiz Karadağ

30. European Film Academy Awards

        ' 2017 European Short Film Nominee'

40. International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece

         ' PRIX EFA 2017 Drama ' 

23. Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany

          ' Best Short Film & German Independence Award ' 

33. Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA

          ' Best Film by an Emerging Director ' 

16. !F Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turkey 

          ' II. Best Short Film Audience Award ' 

2016 Diversity in Cannes 2016 Short Film Showcase, France  

          ' Best Film - Audience Award ' 

36. Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival, USA

          ' Honorary Mention by the Jury '

12. Film Femmes Méditerranée, France

          ' Special Mention by the Jury'

39. Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France 

40. MontrealWorld Film Festival, Canada  

27. Cinequest Film & VR Festival, USA

+ + + international festivals, art centers, museums, special screenings...