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Hayk Kirakosyan

Hayk Kirakosyan was born in USSR in 1962. His father was an engineer-designer and his mother was an electronics engineer. His interest in cinema started at age of 11 when he began to study photography at Art School and subsequently continued his education in Cinematography department at State Institute of Cinema (VGIK. Moscow). He graduated from Vladimir Monakhov’s class as a valedictorian student when he was 22. As a student, he was employed as a trainee camera assistant with famous cinematographers such as Leonid Kalashnikov, Albert Yavuryan and Levon Atoyants. After completing his education at VGIK (MFA), he started working as a cinematographer on several short and full-length documentary, feature and animation films. He was also a lecturer at the Cinema Television Department Faculty of State Pedagogical Institute (Yerevan, USSR) between 1987 and 1991. Since 1991, Kirakosyan has been working both in Armenia and Russia. In addition, between 1994-1999, he was a cameraman MPS TV, editor In Paradise Production and director in VKT TV in Moscow. In 2000, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey. Keeps working on feature projects, commercial films and music videos in Turkey, Russia and Armenia. Since 2006, teaching  “Cinematography” and “Advanced Cinematography” at Kadir Has, Istanbul Bilgi and BAU Universities and Plato College of Higher Education. Kirakosyan held workshops at the Marmara (İstanbul) and Bilkent (Ankara) universities, 6.45 Art Club (Eskişehir), Bursa International Film Festival, Atif Yilmaz Turkish National Film School between 2007 and 2010. In 2008 he was a jury member at the Adana «Golden Cocoon» and in 2014 at the Antalya «Golden Orange» International Film Festivals. Since 1991, Kirakosyan is a member of the Filmmakers Union of Russia and member of the Guild of Cinematographers of Russia (R.G.C). Since 2005 member of European Federation of Cinematographers from Russia (IMAGO). Since 2014 member of the Turkish Society of Cinematographers.

Cinematography Awards

  • 2013 - “Best Cinematography” – award from Malatya International film festival for “Eve Dönüş. Sarıkamış 1915” (The Long Way Home)
  • 2010 - “Best Cinematography” – award from Ankara’s International film festival for “Başka Dilde Aşk” (Love in Another Language)
  • 2005 - “Best Cinematography” – award from Ankara’s International film festival for “Neredesin Firuze” (Where’s Firuze)
  • 2005 - “Best Director of Photography 2004” – award from SIYAD - Film Critics competition for “Neredesin Firuze” (Where’s Firuze)
  • 2001 - “Best Director of Photography 2001” - award from SIYAD - Film Critics competition for “Şellale” (The Waterfall)
  • 2001 - “Best Cinematography” - award from Ankara’s International film festival for “Herkes Kendi Evinde” (Away From Home)
  • 2001 - “Outstanding Picture Achievement” – special award from Istanbul International film festival for “Herkes Kendi Evinde” (Away From Home)

Feature Awards

  • 2013 _ “Best Film” – Award from from Gorden Coocon Adanaa’s International film festival for “Daire” (Circle).
  • 2013 _ “Best Film” – Award from from Ankara’s International film festival for “Daire” (Circle).
  • 2013 _ “New Talent” – Award from Hong Kong Asian Film Festival for “Eve Dönüs. Sarıkamiş 1915”. (“The Long Way Home”)
  • 2013 _ Fipresci – Award from Montreal Word Film Festival for “Eve Dönüs. Sarıkamiş 1915”. (“The Long Way Home”)
  • 2009 – “Best Film” – Film Critic’s award from Bursa’s International film festival for “Başka Dilde Aşk” (Love in Another Language)
  • 2003 _ “Golden Palm” – Best Documentary film award from Beverly Hills International film festival for “Paradjanov.Poslednyaya Vesna” (Paradjanov.Last Spring).
  • 2001 – “Best Film” – Award from Istanbul International film festival for “Herkes Kendi Evinde” (Away From Home).
  • 2011 _ “Best Film” – Award from Ankara International film festival for “Herkes Kendi Evinde” (Away From Home).
  • 1993 – “Golden Gate” – Best Documentary film award from San Francisco International film festival for “Paradjanov.Poslednyaya Vesna” (Paradjanov.Last Spring).
  • 1993 – “Nika” – Best Documentary film award from Nika International film festival (Russia) for “Paradjanov.Poslednyaya Vesna” (Paradjanov.Last Spring).
  • 1993 – “Gran Prix” Best Documentary film award from Yekaterinburg documentary film festival (Russia) for “Paradjanov.Poslednyaya Vesna” (Paradjanov.Last Spring).
  • 1991 – “Gran Prix” Best Full Lenght animation film award fromKrok International film festival for “Tolkovaniye Snov” (Dream Interpretation).
  • 1991 – “Gran Prixa” – Best Full Lenght animation film award fromKrok International film festival for “Tolkovaniye Snov” (Dream Interpretation).

Filmography

  • 2015 – “Ghost Uncle”. (“Hayalet Dayı”) Dir. Ali Yorgancioğlu, Dirty Cheap Creative. Turkey
  • 2014 – “Fig’s Jam 2”. (“Incir Reçeli 2”) Dir. Aytaç Ağırlar, BKM. Turkey
  • 2014 – “Circle”. (“Daire”) Dir. Atıl Inaç, Acid Creative, Lacivert Film. Turkey
  • 2013 – “Testosteron”. (“Erkek Tarafı.Testosteron”) Dir.Ilksen Başarir. Kutu Film, Mars Entertiment Group. Turkey
  • 2013 – “State Woman 2”. (“Hükümet Kadın 2”) Dir.Sermiyan Midyat. BKM. Turkey
  • 2013 – “The Long Way Home”. (“Eve Dönüş. Sarıkamış 1915”) Dir.Alphan Eşeli. Bubi Film, Böcek Yapim, Mars Entertiment Group. Turkey
  • 2013 – “State Woman”. (“Hükümet Kadın”) Dir.Sermiyan Midyat. BKM. Turkey
  • 2011 – “Galata”. Short. Dir.Diana Kardumyan. Ermenistan-Turkiye Sinema Platformu (ETSP). Turkey
  • 2011 – “Marry Go Round”. (“Atlıkarınca”). Dir.Ilksen Başarir. Ofice Istanbul. Turkey.
  • 2011 – “Chnchik”. Dir. Aram Shahbazyan. Armna Armenia, Zero-Fiction Film Gmbh Germany, Isabella Films Holland.
  • 2010 – “Tell Me O’Khudaa”. Dir. Mayur Puri. H.M.Creations, India
  • 2009 – “Love in Another Language” (“Başka Dilde Aşk”). Dir. Ilksen Başarir. Ofiis Isytanbul. Turkey
  • 2009 – “7 Huzbands For Hurmuz” (“7 Kocalı Hürmüz”). Dir. Ezel Akay. 5 Boyut, Turkey.
  • 2008 – “Pure Random”. Short. Dir. Suza Kohlstedt, Numan Acar. Acar Entertainament, Germany.
  • 2006 – “Killing The Shadows” (“Hacivat ve Karagöz Neden Öldürüldü?”). Dir. Ezel Akay. IFR Turkey.
  • 2005 – “Unintentional pleasure”, (“Nechayannaya Radost”) mini TV. Dir. Martitos Fanosyan. Paradise Group. Russia.
  • 2004 – “Where”s Firuze”, (“Neredesin Firuze”). Dir. Ezel Akay. IFR Turkey.
  • 2002 – “Runaway Mummy”, (“Mumya Firarda”). Dir. Erdal Murat Aktaş. White, Show TV Turkey, El Adel Film Egypt.
  • 2002 – “On The Threshold”, (“Nakhashemin”). Dir. Lyudmila Saakyants. Hayfilm, Yantz-Film, Z Studio. Armenia.
  • 2001 – “The Waterfall”, (“Şellale”). Dir. Semir Aslanyurek. IFR.Turkey.
  • 2000 – “Away From Home”, (“Herkes Kendi Evinde”). Dir. Semih Kaplanoğlu. Haylazz. Turkey.
  • 1998 – “Hercules’s School” (”Shkola Bogatirey”) Doc. Dir. Sergey Lomkin. ADA Film. Russia.
  • 1998 – “Ruben Kostandyan Personal Exhibition”. Doc. Dir&Cinematographer Hayk Kirakosyan. Paradis. Russia.
  • 1998 – “Urengoygazprom. 20 years later”. Doc. Dir. Grigor Gyardushyan. Co-cinematographer Andrey Solonar. Tri Kita, Russia
  • 1998 – “Spiritual Human” (”Chelovak Dukhovniy”). Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
  • 1998 – “Exorcism”. Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
  • 1998 – “Bespalov’s Method” (”Metod Bespalova”) Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
  • 1997 – “Seven Days in Viborg” (”Sem Dney v Viborge”). Doc. Dir. Hayk Kirakosyan. Cinematographer Andrey Solonar. Paradis. Russia.
  • 1996 – “Man Characters” (“Kharakteri Dlya Mujchin”), Dir. Grigor Gyardushyan. Tri Kita. Russia
  • 1995-96 – “Non Phone Speech” (“Netelefonniy Razgovor”), 206 TV Shows. Dir. Aleksandr Brunkovskiy, Irina Belskaya, Olga Derjavina, Co Cinematographer Aleksander Karyuk. VKT TV Company. Russia.
  • 1994-95 – “Russian Railway History”. Doc Series 10 Parts. Dir. Peter Dmitriev. MPS TV Company. Russia.
  • 1993 – “Vagon”. Dir. Semir Aslanyurek. Turkish Ministry of Culture, “Eko Film”, Russia.
  • 1992 – “Paradjanov.The Last Spring” (”Paradjanov. Poslednyaya Vesna”) Doc. Dir. Mikhail Vardanov. Hayfilm, Varda-Nova. Armenia.
  • 1992 – “Film Theater”, (“Kinoteatr”). Doc. Dir. Hrachia Kajoyan.Gitelik. Armenia.
  • 1991 – “Vuazen.Golden Express” (“Vozdushniy Express”). Dir. Grigor Gyardushyan. Armenfilm.USSR.
  • 1991 – “Blood”, (“Aryun”). Dir. Suren Babayan. Armenfilm. USSR.
  • 1989 – “Dreams Interpretation” (”Yerazahan”) Full length Puppet Animation. Dir. Lyudmila Saakyants. Hayfilm studio. USSR.
  • 1989 – “Alive Water”, (“Jivaya Voda”). Doc. Dir. Hrachia Kajoyan. Gitelik. USSR.
  • 1988 – “Yerevan is Speaking” (”Yerenanne Khosum”), Doc. Dir. Grigor Melik-Avakyan. Hayfilm studio. USSR.
  • 1988 – “Kole”. Short. Dir. Armen Dovlatyan. Hayfilm studio. USSR.
  • 1988 – “Quartet”, (“Kvartet”). Short. Dir. Martiros Fanosyan. Armenfilm. USSR.
  • 1987 – “Lilit” Short. Dir.Ruben Kochar. Yerevan Studio. USSR.
  • 1984 – “Stranger” (“Chujak”). Short. Dir. Martiros Fanosyan. VGIK Moscow. Modern Art Gallery Yerevan. USSR.
  • 1984 – “Loneliness in Babylon” (“Odinochestvo v Vavilone”) Short. Dir Semir Aslanyurek. VGIK Moscow. USSR