HER FIRST

Two aspiring film school graduates decide to make a film about women filmmakers in Turkey. In all their inexperience, the two women spend two years shooting, make 5000 kilometers, talk to established women directors and record every moment of this journey of discovery and self-discovery. But the real journey is just about to begin.

  • Su Baloglu
    Director
  • Merve Bozcu
    Director
  • Su Baloglu
    Writer
  • Merve Bozcu
    Writer
  • Sevinc Baloglu
    Producer
  • Su Baloglu
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ONUN FILMI
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Women, Coming of Age, Creative Documentary, Womeninfilm, Womendirectors, Womenmakemovies, Femaleeye, Filmindustry
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Istanbul Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    April 10, 2018
    Regional Premiere
    National Documentary Competition
  • Houston Museum of Modern Arts Turkish Film Festival
    Houston
    United States
    October 12, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Adana International Film Festival
    Adana
    Turkey
    September 22, 2018
    National Premiere
  • FilmAmed Documentary Film Fetsival
    Diyarbakir
    Turkey
    May 12, 2019
Distribution Information
  • Kurmaca Film
    Country: Turkey
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Su Baloglu, Merve Bozcu

Su Baloglu was born in 1987 in Famagusta, Cyprus. In 2012, she graduated from Carleton University with a B.A. in Film Studies. Upon finishing university, she returned to Turkey and completed an M.A. in Kadir Has University in Cinema and Television program and worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate film students. She worked and volunteered in various domestic and international film festivals such as Antalya Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Inside Out LGBT Festival. In 2009 she co-founded the production company Su Film and started producing fiction and non-fiction films. In 2015 she produced “Women with a Movie Camera” a short documentary film as partial fulfillment of her M.A. degree. In 2017 she directed and produced “Her First”, a feature documentary on women filmmakers of Turkey. She is the co-founder of Istanbul chapter of the New York based women directors collective Film Fatales.

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