Bircan Birol
Bircan is a Glasgow based documentary filmmaker.

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Bircan's story

Starting at university, I have been filming journalistic documentaries and covering news about human rights issues back in Turkey. After I moved to Scotland, I fell in love with creative documentaries and multimedia storytelling.

I have created content for BBC Scotland and BBC Social and have been involved in multiple creative documentary shoots, including my own. I am proficient in using a multitude of cameras and rigs, recording sound, directing presenters and contributors, handling sensitive subject matter, and editing. I have recently worked as a sole political campaign filmmaker.

I’ve been working with cameras for many years and have used the c300, A7s, and Fs5/7, Panasonic GH5/4.

I directed my first short creative documentary 'My name is Anik' with the Scottish Documentary Institute as part of their Bridging the Gap program. The film has been shortlisted in several festivals and won a ‘Best Scottish Production’ award. It has been listed as one of the 10 Great Scottish Short Films from GSFF 2020 in Skinny magazine. My name also has been featured on Rianne Picture's ‘44 Women and Non-Binary Film Directors 2020’ list.

I am currently developing her first feature documentary 'Your Honour' and working on other multimedia projects. I also really like making dance and music videos.

My camera still tends to zoom in on compelling human stories, alternative communities, and subcultures.