Pelin Esmer majored in sociology in Istanbul before attending the cinema workshop run by Yavuz Özkan. Her first feature documentary The Play (2005) received many awards including Best Documentary Filmmaker Award at Tribeca Film Festival. Her first feature 10 to 11 also received many awards. Pelin Esmer has lectured on documentary film-making in Istanbul and in 2005 she founded her own film company, Sine Film, there. The directors of the world’s leading film festivals named her one of the most promising film directors in: Take 100: The Future of Film: 100 New Directors (Phaidon). Her film Watchtower took part in the International Feature Film Competition for Women Directors at the IWFF Dortmund | Cologne 2012. This year, Ms Esmer will be showing 10 to 11.