Ismail Sahin, director, screenwriter, Berlin
  • Director
  • screenwriter
Born on 12.12.1975 in Stockach / Bodensee (45 Years)


About Ismail Sahin

Ismail Sahin is of Turkish descent and was born on December 12, 1975, in Stockach south Germany. His first short movie Hakim which he produced and directed himself in Africa, Tanzania was internationally very successful and got him several Awards such as the UNICEF Award and the Humanitarian Award, just to mention a few. After he successfully directed a couple more shorts of his own which were presented at several International Film Festivals, he wrote the script for his first mutual project. This was his first feature Film "Oh no not Rudy again", a film about Friendship and Alzheimer's disease which he was nominated for "Best Director" with the "New Faces Award". In addition to working as a primetime director for German and Turkish TV productions, Ismail creates his own original TV-shows focusing on an international audience.

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Advertising/Image/Music videos in other activities

2008Ballhaus Klimaschutz-Initiative - Turquoise (WT)CommercialHakan Savas MicanDeutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)production manager

Non-fictional projects in other activities

200824h Berlin - A Day in the LifeDocumentaryMultipleZero One Film GmbH [de]staff dispatcher

Film awards

2016Oh no, not Rudy again!Bunte - New Face AwardBester DebütfilmNominated
2011If Trees carry DollsMax Ophüls Preis 2011KurzfilmNominated
2011If Trees carry DollsFriedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-StiftungKurzfilmpreis 2011Winner
2009HakimFilmfestival Salento Finibus Terrae [it]UNICEF Preis für die beste RegieWinner
2009HakimShorts at MoonlightBester KurzfilmWinner
2009HakimNewport International Film Festival [us]Bester KurzfilmWinner
2008HakimRhode Island International Film Festival [us]Helping Hands Award - ShortfilmWinner
2008HakimFilmbewertungsstelle WiesbadenPrädikat Besonders wertvoll - ShortfilmWinner
2008HakimPalm Springs Int. Short Film Festival [us]Best of the fest Audience Award - ShortfilmNominated

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish German Italian Turkish
Experience abroadEast Africa: Tanzania
Southern Europe: Greece, Turkey
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin