Esen Isik

Fiction film directing
Diploma 1997
Born in 1969 in Istanbul, Turkey. Joint Swiss and Turkish citizenship. Since 1990 lives in Switzerland. 1992-97 Attends ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste), film & video department. 1997 Receives degree from ZHdK. Swiss Film Prize 2000, Best Short Film for “Babami Hirsizlar Caldi” (The Stolen Father). Swiss Film Prize «Quartz 2012», Best Short Film for “Du&Ich”. 2016 Swiss Film Award, Best Fiction Film for “Köpek”.

2015 | Köpek | Drama | 98 min | Director | maximage GmbH | CH

2012 | Du & Ich | 23 min | Director | maximage GmbH | CH

2001 | Eine Generation zwischen zwei Welten | CH

2001 | Reise ohne Rückkehr | 40 min | Director | Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, SRF | CH

1999 | Babami Hirsizlar Caldi | 24 min | Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, SRF | CH

1997 | Ölmeye Yatmak | Drama | 23.5 min | Switzerland

Showcase Projects

Ölmeye Yatmak

Director, Screenplay | 1997 | 23.5 min

Zeynep, a turkish women, is about to be deported