Ekin Calisir

Producer, Director
Purple Pigeon Productions LLC
Ekin Calisir is a documentary filmmaker from Turkey, with a background in journalism. She is interested in making documentaries inquiring the psychological aspects of power relations, and empowering the disadvantaged groups of women, children and LGBTQ. As an independent film producer, she founded her company, Purple Pigeon Productions in 2018 with a focus in creative documentaries around social issues, made by woman and queer directors from MENA. Ekin is an alumni of Sundance Institute and Tribeca Film Institute with the award-winning feature length documentary she produced, Mr Gay Syria (2017), directed by Ayse Toprak. Mr Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Yearning for visibility in the middle of the refugee crisis, Husein and Mahmoud confront the harsh consequences of coming out in a Muslim society. During the filming process, Ekin also did the B Camera shootings.

Sessions in which Ekin Calisir attends

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:45 AM
10:45 AM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:30 PM
4:30 PM

Thursday 1 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM

Friday 2 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Laverne Cox
Keynote speaker
Sam Feder
Keynote speaker
3:00 PM
3:00 PM

Saturday 3 October, 2020

Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
  • Closing Night Screening: Through the Night
  • Signup required
  • 5:00 PM PDT - 6:45 PM PDT  | 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Performance
    ASL interpretation