Blue ID

Film phase:Post Production


A transgender man struggles with self-realization and acceptance in traditional society of Turkey. Constrained by identification cards color-coded for gender, will he finally be considered for a Blue ID?


Blue ID is co-directed by Vuslat Karan & Burcu Melekoglu.

Vuslat Karan is a filmmaker living in Istanbul. She got her BFA in Film and Television from Marmara University. Her short films Tangled (2011) and Scorpion (2010) debuted at !f Istanbul Film Festival. She directed a documentary-narrative hybrid short film Uprooting From the City (2006) about the urban transformation and gentrification of the Romany neighbourhoods in the first pilot location in Istanbul. She previously worked as 1st and 2nd assistant director on feature films and TV shows, three years as a senior producer at a digital agency and two years of content management and project development at a music production company.

Burcu Melekoglu works as a director and editor in Istanbul. She has directed several short films and documentaries. While getting a BSE in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, she pursued a film minor and worked for production houses and public TV station in Philadelphia. After her MA at UCLA School of Film and Television, she worked as an assistant director in commercials, TV and film projects in LA. Short documentary work: My First Second Home (2006, Philadelphia IGLF Festival, Chicago Reeling Festival, Girl Fest Hawaii, Poppy Jasper, Out for Reel), Reiki (2002) and Bamako (2000).