Sibel Kekilli receives Federal Cross of Merit

Bundesverdienstkreuz für Sibel Kekilli

On 3rd of march, the international women’s day, actress Sibel Kekilli received The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. President Joachim Gauck handed her the Cross of Merit in his residence “Schloss Bellevue“ in Berlin.

Sibel is tirelessly speaking out for women’s rights and against domestic violence against women. Since over 13 years now she is an ambassador for the non governmental organization „TERRE DES FEMMES“ which actively fights against honor killings and contributes to equal rights for women.

Picture: © Bundesregierung / Guido Bergmann

New pictures

Kristian Schuller Shooting Sibel Kekilli

In the gallery there are some new pictures available. Photographer Kristian Schuller did a little shooting with Sibel Kekilli end of 2016.


Zurich Film Festival 2016

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - SEPTEMBER 29:  Member of the jury for international movie David Farr, Sibel Kekilli, president of the jury Lone Scherfig and Graham Broadbent pose for photographs at the photocall of the jury during the 12th Zurich Film Festival on September 29, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland. The Zurich Film Festival 2016 will take place from September 22 until October 2.  (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Farr; Sibel Kekilli; Lone Scherfig; Graham Broadbent

Together with her colleagues Lone Scherfig, Graham Broadbent and David Farr Sibel Kekilli is taking part in the International Jury of the Zurich Film Festival 2016.

arte: Der Himmel unter den Füßen

arte Square - Der Himmel unter den Füßen

“Der Himmel unter den Füßen” is Sibel Kekilli’s debut in directing. The documentary about CEO Christa Stolle of the NGO Terres des Femmes – a women’s organization fighting for equal rights, against honour killings and circumcision amongst other things – will hit the air on 6.19.2016 at 1pm on arte.

The film is also available with English subtitles on the channel’s website, but won’t be there forever – so better hurry up 😉

Entry in the Golden Book of Heilbronn

Sibel Kekilli - Goldener Bucheintrag Heilbronn

Born in Heilbronn the award winning actress Sibel Kekilli was invited by mayor Harry Mergel to sign the Golden Book at the townhouse in Heilbronn on 6.8.2016.

“It’s something really special to sign the Golden Book of my hometown. It means a lot of appreciation and recognition of my achievements that is shown by the city on behalf of Mayor Harry Mergel with this entry.”

Deutscher Hörfilmpreis 2016

Sibel Kekilli beim 14. Deutschen Hörfilmpreis am 15. März 2016

Tatort – “Borowski und der Himmel über Kiel” won the “Deutschen Hörfilmpreis 2016” in the category TV production. This award was initiated by the German assosiation for blind and visually handicapped people (DBSV) and goes to the best audiotranscription every year.

Carte Blanche: 1st directing for arte square

Carte Blanche, arte Square

Sibel Kekilli is directing for the very first time. The German-French channel arte has given her the oportunity to do a 26 minute documentary for the series “square, carte blanche”. Christa Stolle, CEO of the women rights organisation TERRE DES FEMMES, will be the subject of Kekilli’s portrait. The shooting starts at February 14th.