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Farid Eslam (Germany)

Farid was born in Germany, and grew up in and around Frankfurt. He’s a graduate of the famous film school FAMU in Prague. Farid has years of experience in directing and producing commercials and award-winning music videos and documentaries. He has worked all over Europe and the Middle East as director, producer and creative director. His work focus besides his commercial work lies on youth culture and social issues.

His debut documentary feature Istanbul United about the involvement of football fans in the Turkish protests of 2013 premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014. It has since been screened at international film festivals in Munich, Istanbul, Bergen, London (Raindance), Poland (Atlantyk), and many more. It has been distributed in cinemas all over Germany and Switzerland where it has met great critical acclaim.


  • 2015: Yallah! Underground
    documentary feature film
  • 2014: Istanbul United
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