Hayk Kirakosyan

About

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 completeing education at VGIK (MFA), he started to work as a cinematographer on several short and full-length documentary, feature and animation films bout. At the same time, between 1987 and 1991, he was a lecturer at the Cinema Television Department Faculty of State Pedagogical Institute (Yerevan, USSR)
Since 1991, Kirakosyan 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. Keeping to work on both feature projects, commercial films and music videos in Turkey, Russia and Armenia.
Since 2006, teaching “Cinematography” and “ Advanced Cinematography” at Kadır Has, Bilgi universities and Plato College of Higher education.
Kırakosyan has several of workshop experience at the Marmara (İstanbul) and Bılkent (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.

Works

2014 – “Haylet Dayı”. (“Ghost Uncle”) Dir. Ali Yorgancioğlu, Dirty Cheap Creative. Turkey
2014 – “Injir Receli 2”. (“Fig’s Jam 2”) Dir. Ayatç Ağirlar, BKM. Turkey
2014 – “Daire”. (“Circle”) Dir. Atıl Inaç, Acid Creative, Lacivert Film. Turkey
2013 – “Erkek Tarafi”. (“Testosteron”) Dir.Ilksen Başarir. Kutu Film, Mars Entertiment Group. Turkey
2013 – “Hükümet Kadın 2”. (“State Woman 2”) Dir.Sermiyan Midyat. BKM. Turkey
2013 – “Eve Dönüs. Sarıkamiş 1915”. (“The Long Way Home”) Dir.Alphan Eşeli. Bubi Film, Böcek Yapim, Mars Entertiment Group. Turkey
2013 – “Hükümet Kadın”. (“State Woman”) Dir.Sermiyan Midyat. BKM. Turkey
2011 – “Galata”. Short. Dir.Diana Kardumyan. Ermenistan-Turkiye Sinema Platformu (ETSP). Turkey
2011 – “Atlıkarinca”. (“Marry Go Round”). 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 – “Başka dilde Aşk” (“Love in Another Language”). Dir. Ilksen Başarir. Ofiis Isytanbul. Turkey
2009 – “7 Kocali Hürmüz” (“7 Huzbands For Hurmuz”). Dir. Ezel Akay. 5 Boyut, Turkey.
2008 – “Pure Random”. Short. Dir. Suza Kohlstedt, Numan Acar. Acar Entertainament, Germany.
2006 – “Hacivat ve Karagöz Neden Oldürüldü?” (“Killing The Shadows”). Dir. Ezel Akay. IFR Turkey.
2005 – “Nechayannaya Radost”, (“Unintentional pleasure”) mini TV. Dir. Martitos Fanosyan. Paradise Group. Russia.
2004 – “Neredesin Firuze”, (“Where”s Firuze”). Dir. Ezel Akay. IFR Turkey.
2002 – “Mumya Firarda”, (“Runaway Mummy”). Dir. Erdal Murat Aktaş. White, Show TV Turkey, El Adel Film Egypt.
2002 – “Nakhashemin”, (“On The Threshold”). Dir. Lyudmila Saakyants. Hayfilm, Yantz-Film, Z Studio. Armenia.
2001 – “Şellale”, (“Waterfall, The”). Dir. Semir Aslanyurek. IFR.Turkey.
2000 – “Herkes Kendi Evinde”, (“Away From Home”). Dir. Semih Kaplanoğlu. Haylazz. Turkey.
1998 – “Shkola Bogatirey” (”Hercules’s School”) 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 – “Chelovak Dukhovniy” (”Spiritual Human”). Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
1998 – “Exorcism”. Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
1998 – “Metod Bespalova” (”Bespalov’s Method”) Doc. Dir Sergey Lomkin. Ada Film. Russia.
1997 – “Sem Dney v Viborge” (”Seven Days in Viborg”). Doc. Dir. Hayk Kirakosyan. Cinematographer Andrey Solonar. Paradis. Russia.
1996 – “Kharakteri Dlya Mujchin” (“Man Characters”), Dir. Grigor Gyardushyan. Tri Kita. Russia
1995-96 – “Netelefonniy Razgovor” («Non Phone Speech”), 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. Poslednyaya Vesna” (”Paradjanov.The Last Spring”) Doc. Dir. Mikhail Vardanov. Hayfilm, Varda-Nova. Armenia.
1992 – “Film Theater”, (“Kinoteatr”). Doc. Dir. Hrachia Kajoyan.Gitelik. Armenia.
1991 – “Vozdushniy Express” (“Golden Express”). Dir. Grigor Gyardushyan. Armenfilm.USSR.
1991 – “Aryun”, (“Blood”). Dir. Suren Babayan. Armenfilm. USSR.
1989 – “Yerazahan” (”Dreams Interpretation”) Full length Puppet Animation. Dir. Lyudmila Saakyants. Hayfilm studio. USSR.
1989 – “Alive Water”, (“Jivaya Voda”). Doc. Dir. Hrachia Kajoyan. Gitelik. USSR.
1988 – “Yerenanne Khosum” (”Yerevan is Speaking”), 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 – “Chujak” (“Stranger”). Short. Dir. Martiros Fanosyan. VGIK Moscow. Modern Art Gallery Yerevan. USSR.
1984 – “Odinochestvo v Vavilone” (“Loneliness in Babylon”) Short. Dir Semir Aslanyurek. VGIK Moscow. USSR

Awards

2013 – “Best Cinematography” – award from Malatya International film festival for “Eve Dönüş. Sarıkamiş 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 “Nererdesin Firuze” (Where’s Firuze).
2005 – “Best Director of Photography 2004” – award from SIYAD – Film Critics competition for “Nererdesin 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).

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