Dîdem Şahin was born in Germany. After she graduated from the TV and Cinema Department of the Faculty of Communication of the Marmara University, Istanbul, she went to England, where she completed a scenario education at the Birkbeck University. Afterwards, she completed MA on Documentary Film Production and Direction of the Brunel University in London, with the scholarship awarded by the British Council.

Her first documentary film “Don’t Tell My Mother That I’m Going to Beirut” (2007) awarded as the Best Turkish Documentary Film by SIYAD (Cinema Writers Association) in the 4th International Bodrum Film Festival and she Honored by 2.Cyprus Gulden Bunch International Film Festival (2008)

Dîdem Şahin was chosen as documentary director of “Berlinale Talent Campus” in 2010. Her documentary ‘My Ali Sami Yen’ (2011) awarded as the Best TV Documentary Film in I.International Sport Film Festival of TV Category and it was screened at Milano Sport Movies & TV Film Festival. This documentary is finalist of 48th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival which is most prestigious festival in Turkey. ‘My Ali Sami Yen’ broadcasted on Haber Turk TV as a two episode.

Dîdem Şahin has worked as producer and director in Documentary and Program Departments at Habertürk TV for 3 years.

She has been producing and directing TV Documentaries and Program as a freelance since 2013. Her works based on mostly current affairs, human stories and sports.

She has been completed two documentaries about Syrian refugee’s life in refugee camps and cities. Present, Dîdem Şahin has ongoing project called ‘Turkmens’

Her new documentary project ‘Dumbuto’s Women’ selected for Greenhouse Development Program



HaberTurk TV – Director, Producer, Camerawoman

Your City with Ahmet Ümit, 20 Episode, Producer, 2011 – 12

What Happens in the Life, Producer & Director, 6 Episode 2012

3 Points, TV Program, Producer, 11 Episode, 2011
Nihal Bengisu Karaca, İskender Pala and Koray Çalışkan.

Turkey Talks, Producer & Director, 22 Episode, 2010
Based on current political, social, economical, cultural issues.

Alone, Biography & Documentary, 12 Episode, Producer, 2010 -11

The Coup, Documentary, 4 Episode, Producer, 2010



Turkmens, Documentary, Director, Turkmen TV, Mongolia, Turkey, Iraq, 2017

The Camp, Documentary, Director, Filmotto, Turkey, 2016

The Tournament, Documentary, Director, Filmotto, Turkey, 2016

The Shadow of Ebola, Doc, & Director, West Africa, TRT Documentary Channel, 2015

Brikama, Documentary, Producer & Director , West Africa, 2014

Gamze Bulut, Documentary, Producer & Director, 2014

No Sochi!, Documentary, Producer & Director, Turkey, Russia, Al Jazeera World, 2013

My Ali Sami Yen, Documentary, Producer & Director, 2011

Lady Mukhtar, Documentary, Producer & Director, 2009

Don’t Tell My Mum That I Am Going to Beirut, Documentary, Producer & Director , Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, 2007

Dîdem Şahin