Ismail Necmi

Ismail Necmi

Cinematographer, director and photographer (still) in Berlin, Germany

About Ismail

Born in Turkey, Ismail Necmi works as an independent filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. After graduating in Law from Istanbul University, he collaborated on a number of movies, shorts and documentaries. As an independent photographer, his most notable projects have been; “Stills From Unmade Films | Thessaloniki”, a Solo Black & White Photography Exhibition in Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki and "Stills From Unmade Films | Berlin" in Berlin Art Projects in Berlin. His début real-life feature film, “Should I Really Do It?”, which he produced, wrote, directed, shot and edited, has been shown at the 34th Toronto International Film Festival 2009 as an official selection in the Discovery programme, and in many other international film festivals including Montreal, Reykjavik, São Paulo, Haifa, Rome, Hamburg, Bangkok, Cairo, Costa Rica, Göteborg, Mumbai and Thessaloniki. The movie was awarded 'Daniel Langlois Innovation Award' at the International Competition of the 38th Montreal International Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2009; both 'Most Promising New Director Award' and 'Most Promising New Screenwriter Award' at the 20th Ankara International Film Festival 2009; and ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the International Competition of the inaugural Rome Gender DocuFilm Festival 2010. The movie was also shown at Istanbul MODERN, Istanbul's Museum of Modern Art, as the opening movie of an interdisciplinary conference on fetishism. In addition to his creative work, Necmi has also taught at a number of universities, including the departments of Visual Communication Design and Photography at Istanbul Bilgi University and the Department of Radio,Television and Cinema at Istanbul's Kadir Has University.

Filmography

Should I Really Do It? (Bunu Gerçekten Yapmalı Mıyım?) | A Film by Ismail Necmi | 35mm | Color | 86 minutes | German & Turkish with English Subtitles | Turkey | 2008 | Watch Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150617347517972&set=vb.777267971&...

Awards

Daniel Langlois Innovation Award | 38th Montreal International Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2009 | International Competition
Most Promising New Director Award | 20th Ankara International Film Festival 2009 | National Competition
Most Promising New Screenwriter Award | 20th Ankara International Film Festival 2009 | National Competition
Audience Choice Award | 1st Rome Gender DocuFilm Festival 2010 | International Competition

Special Screenings

Conference Opening Film | An Interdisciplinary Conference on Fetishism “Substitute Lack!/Accept No Substitutes!” | Istanbul MODERN - Museum of Modern Art
Conference Opening Film | New Directions in Turkish Film Studies Conference IX "Cinema and Reality" | Istanbul Kadir Has University
Special Presentation "Women in a Midlife Crisis" | Neues Kino Basel | Switzerland
Special Screening "Exile Screenings" | Exile/Athens | Greece

Festivals

34th Toronto International Film Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Discovery
38th Montreal International Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2009 | International Competition | Louve d’Or | Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
6th Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009 | International Competition | New Visions
33rd São Paulo International Film Festival 2009 | International Competition | New Directors
25th Haifa International Film Festival 2009 | International Fipresci Competition | New Directors / New Horizons
1st Rome Gender DocuFilm Festival 2010 | International Competition | Visions Around The Body | Audience Choice Award
7th If Istanbul International Independent Film Festival 2008 | International Competition | Discovery
17th Hamburg International Film Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Agenda 09
33rd Cairo International Film Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Festival of Festivals
7th World Film Festival of Bangkok 2009 | Official Selection | World Cinema: Cinema Beat
11th Mumbai Film Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Above the Cut
11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Portraits: Human Journeys
3rd Costa Rica International Film Festival 2009 | Official Selection | Montezuma
20th Ankara International Film Festival 2009 | National Competition | Most Promising New Director Award | Most Promising New Screenwriter Award
33rd Göteborg International Film Festival 2010 | Official Selection | New Visions
10th Wroclaw Era New Horizons International Film Festival 2010 | Official Selection | New Cinema of Turkey
3rd Fetisch Film Festival Kiel 2010 | Official Selection
16th Adana Golden Boll Film Festival 2009 | Turkish Cinema: Special Selection
7th Berlin Turkish Film Week 2009 | Official Selection
45th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2008 | National Competition

Exhibitions | Performances | Workshops

Doppelgänger / Should I Really Do It? | Duo Exhibition by Yasam Sasmazer & Ismail Necmi | Gallery Weekend 2013 | Berlin Art Projects | Berlin | April 2013
My Twin Brother/Sister | A Workshop by Ismail Necmi & Verdy Leung | The Chinese University of Hong Kong | Departments of Cultural & Religious Studies/MA in Visual Culture Studies | Hong Kong | November 2012
Performance:MEAT/ING | A Performance by Ismail Necmi, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Jürgen Brüning | Israel Film Festival | Berlin | October 2012
Art Format Berlin | The International Art Show During The Art Forum Berlin | Group Exhibition | UF6 Projects Gallery | Berlin | October 2011
Stills From Unmade Films - Berlin | Solo Exhibition | Berlin Art Projects | Berlin | February-March 2011
Bad Crowd | Group Exhibition | Michael Cacoyannis Foundation | Athens | February 2011
Stills From Unmade Films - Thessaloniki | Solo Exhibition | Macedonia Museum Of Contemporary Art | Thessaloniki | December 2010
Transformation | Solo Exhibition | Dulcinea Contemporary Art Gallery | Istanbul | October-November 2001

Contact

ISMAIL NECMI | www.ismailnecmi.com


Name: Ismail Necmi

Lives in: Berlin, Germany

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Photographer (Still) and Screenwriter

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