Director Writer Producer
Biray Dalkıran was born in 1976 in İstanbul. He completed his graduate and undergraduate education at Beykent University Cinema and Television department. Then he received PhD at Marmara University Radio and Television department. In 2003 and 2004 he gave feature, television and commercial lessons in at Istanbul University Communications department and also gave director lessons at BSF Academy. During his student years, he joined to many film festivals (like Golden Orange, San Fransisco, Ziff 2001, Afo, Avşa, Ankara, etc…) and won awards with his short films.
He has directed eight feature films so far. First of them was horror movie “Araf” (Abortion). It has earned a considerable box office success in Turkey. American movie company “Path Finder Pictures” bought distribution rights of this movie and sold it to America and world as “The Abortion”. That was the first Turkish horror movie distributed in world. “Araf” (Abortion) was also the first horror movie accepted to Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival competition section.
Second one “Cennet” (Heaven); screened at many film festivals in Hungary, China, America, Italy, Israel and Turkey and won awards. It acclaimed with its fairytale narration and visual effects. Third feature film “Cehennem 3D” (Hell 3D) was a horror-thriller. And it was the first 3D movie of Turkey. In 2012, he has directed a comedy movie “Bana Bir Soygun Yaz” (Write Me A Robbery).
In 2014, he has directed three romantic movies called “Peri Masalı” (Fairy Tale), “Meleklerin Mucizesi” (Miracle Of Angels) and “Seni Seviyorum Adamım” (I Love You Man). In 2015, he has directed one of the funniest movie of the year “Eski Sevgiliyi Unutmanın 10 Yolu” (10 Ways To Forget Ex Love)
In 2008, he has directed the episodes 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of action, drama series “Gazi” (Ghazi). Between 2010 and 2013, he has directed criminal series “Kanıt” (Evidence); which was ended at 100th episode.
9. International İzmir Short Film Festivali, National Documentary Finalist, 2008.
6. Pam Short Film Festival, Competition Film, 2008.
ODTÜ Short Film Festival, Competition Film, 2008.
6. Ankara Film Festival, National Short Film, Experimental. (Screening)
San-Fransisco Film Festival (Special Screening)
Avşa Film Festival Best Short Film.
23. İFSAK National Short Film Competition (Screening)
Czechoslovakia AFO Film Festivali, 2002 (Screening)