Volkan Üce is a Belgian documentary maker.
After obtaining his master’s degree in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, Volkan Üce started to work at the same university. He decided to continue as a self-taught filmmaker before completing his PhD.
His first full-length documentary ‘Displaced’ had its world premiere at DOK Leipzig 2017 and was received with great enthusiasm by both the international and the Belgian public. ‘Displaced’ shows the identity crisis of third-generation Turks growing up in Belgium and the Netherlands. At the same time the film tells a lot about current Turkish and Western European society. His second documentary ‘ALL-IN’ premiered at CPH:DOX and HotDocs 2021 and is sold by CAT&Docs.
As a filmmaker, Volkan makes sure that his films are more than just an exotic story. Besides informing and creating empathy for his protagonists, Volkan also strives, in a subtle way, to confront the audience with themselves.
ALL-IN (2021, 80’)
Produced by Cassette for timescapes. Coproduced by HALAL (NL), Little Big Story (FR), Magellan Films (BE), Onomatopee Films (BE). In coproduction with Canvas, BNNVARA. In association with France Televisions. With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Netherlands Film Fund, CoBO Fund, Belgian Development Cooperation, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union, the Pascal Decroos Fund, PROCIREP société des producteurs, and ANGOA, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government.
World premiere at CPH:DOX.
DISPLACED (2017, 71’)
Produced by Cobra Films with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and Canvas. World premiere at DOK Leipzig.
Foto: © Jeroen Hanselaer