Ayşe Polat

Ayşe Polat

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*19.11.1970 Malatya, Türkei


Ayse Polat was born into a Kurdish-Alevite family in Malatya/ Turkey in 1970. At the age of seven, she came to Germany and grew up in Hamburg, where she completed her university qualifying examinations in 1990. Subsequently, she studied Philosophy, Cultural Science and German Literature in Berlin and Bremen.

After making the first Super-8 short films and video works during her schooldays – the video work "Entfremdet" won a promotional award – and gaining experience at theaters in Hamburg, she made her first short feature film during her studies: "Fremdennacht", a 15-minute film promoted by the Hamburger Filmbuero at that time. It was followed by the short film "Ein Fest für Beyhan" (25 min), which was shown at many international festivals, acquired by the Goethe Institute, and awarded several prizes – including one in Münster and at the Turkish Film Festival in Nuremberg. "Graefin Sophia Hatun" (15 min) participated at the festival in Locarno and won the jury award in Ankara.

Polat's first full-length feature film was "Auslandstournee" in 2000; after its premiere in Karlovy Vary, it was screened at many festivals and won several prizes. Polat's second feature film "En Garde" was premiered in the Locarno competition in 2004, where it won the Silver Leopard for the second best film in the competition as well as an award for the Best Actress (ex aequo for Maria Kwiatkowsky and Pinar Erincin). It went on to win several more prizes later.

In 2008 Polat moved from Hamburg to Berlin, where she founded her own production company PunktPunktPunkt Filmproduktion, with which she completed her latest feature film, "Luks Glück", in 2010.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH


2016 The Others
Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
2012/2013 Die Erbin
Regie, Drehbuch, Produzent
2009/2010 Luks Glück
Regie, Drehbuch, Co-Produzent
2003/2004 En Garde
Regie, Drehbuch
2001/2002 Fickende Fische
1999 Auslandstournee
Regie, Drehbuch
1997 Gräfin Sophia Hatun
Regie, Drehbuch
1994 Ein Fest für Beyhan
Regie, Drehbuch
1992 Fremdennacht
Regie, Drehbuch
1991 Entfremdet
1989 Dein Land ist mein Land
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