Philax - feature fiction in project development 

Director & Writer: Rûken Tekeş

  • L'Atelier 2022, Cannes Film Festival 

  • Sørfond Pitching Award, L'Atelier 2022 Cannes Film Festival

  • Artist Residency 2022, Kulturakademie Tarabya of German Federal Government

  • Agora CrossRoads 2021, Thessaloniki Film Festival

  • Meeting on the Bridge 2021, Istanbul International Film Festival

  • Project Development 2021 Grantee, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism

  • Project Development 2021 Grantee, Göteborg Film Fund of Sweden

  • SFFILM Rainin Grant Finalist 2020, San Francisco Film Institute














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 - Netherlands

13th London International Documentary FF, 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,... 

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