Ismail Sahin

exclusively represented by trinity movie agency
director

biography

Born 1975 in Stockach/Bodensee.

1998 – 2002 Studying at the Schauspielschule “Zentrum für Schauspiel, Bewegung und Tanz” in Cologne, Germany and further education in Los Angeles, Hollywood Acting Workshop.

Since 2001 development and production of several short films and ideas for feature films. 2006 company foundation MACCHIATO PICTURES.

“Hakim” and “Wenn Bäume Puppen tragen” (short films directed by Ismail Sahin) were both awarded Prädikat “Besonders wertvoll” at the German Film Rating Commission in 2008 and 2010. 
“Hakim” also won the HUMANITARIAN AWARD in 2008 and the UNICEF AWARD in 2009.
“Wenn Bäume Puppen tragen” obtained the FRIEDRICH-WILHELM-MURNAU SHORT FILM AWARD in 2011.

awards

2010 Wenn Bäume Puppen tragen
* Best Camera, Rhode Island International Filmfestival, 2010
* Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Prädikat “besonders wertvoll”
* Short Film of the Month, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden
* Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Short Film Award, 2011
* 2nd place, Short Film Competition, Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, 2011
* Best Short Film, Preis der AV Medienzentrale, Thalmässing Kurzfilmtage, 2011
* Kid´s Land Archive Award, Kavalan International Short Film Festival, Taiwan 2011
2007 Hakim
* Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Prädikat “besonders wertvoll”, 2008
* Helping Hand International Humanitarian Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008 
* Best of Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008
* Best of the Fest – Audience Favorites, Palm Springs International Short Fest, 2008
* Special Mention, 24th International Short Film festival Berlin, 2008
* Best of NYICFF, New York International Children´s Film Festival, 2009
* Best Director, UNICEF Award, Filmfestival Salento Finibus Terrae, 2009
* Best Short Film children films 6+, Newport International Film Festival, 2009
* Best Short Film Jury Filmfestival Shorts at Moonlight, 2009 

 

filmography

2014 Poyraz Karayel
director action 
series pilot, 110min for Kanal D, Turkey
2013
Nicht schon wieder Rudi
writer, director, producer
feature film, 91min 
 
Kommt ein Vogel geflogen
writer, director, producer
short film, 5min
production company: Macchiato Pictures
2011 – 2012 Der Wille Sultans (AT)
writer, development treatment 
 
Frequenz des Lebens (AT)
development treatment
2010
Wenn Bäume Puppen tragen
director, producer 
short film, 15min 
co-production BR, funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and FFA 
production company: Macchiato Pictures
* Best Camera, Rhode Island International Filmfestival, 2010
* Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Prädikat “besonders wertvoll”
* Short Film of the Month, Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden
* Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Short Film Award, 2011
* 2nd place Short Film Competition, Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, 2011
* Best Short Film, Preis der AV Medienzentrale, Thalmässing Kurzfilmtage, 2011
* Kid´s Land Archive Award, Kavalan International Short Film Festival, Taiwan 2011
 
Mamis kleiner Helfer
producer
short film, 10min 
funded by Medienbord Berlin Brandenburg
production company: Macchiato Pictures
2009 Schnee
production manager
Ballhaus Klimaschutzspot 
production company: dffb
2008 Gegenüber Trost
production manager
short film, 30min
production company: dffb in co-production with RBB
2007
Sándor (AT)
screenplay
feature film, in development
 
Hakim
writer, director, producer 
short film, 15min 
production company: Macchiato Pictures
* Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden, Prädikat “besonders wertvoll”, 2008
* Helping Hand International Humanitarian Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008 
* Best of Award, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008
* Best of the Fest – Audience Favorites, Palm Springs International Short Fest, 2008
* Special Mention, 24th International Short Film festival Berlin, 2008
* Best of NYICFF, New York International Children´s Film Festival, 2009
* Best Director, UNICEF Award Filmfestival Salento Finibus Terrae, 2009
* Best Short Film, children films 6+, Newport International Film Festival, 2009
* Best Short Film of Jury Filmfestival Shorts at Moonlight, 2009
2006
Die Gejagten
writer, director, producer
development concept series (12x45min) & trailer
company foundation 
 
Macchiato Pictures, Filmproduktion Ismail Sahin
2003 Kismet
writer, producer
short film, 12min
production company: Macchiato Pictures
2001 Lo(h)sestrasse
writer, director, producer
short film, 8min