Belcim Bilgin, born in Ankara, was upon completion of her High School education at the Mehmet Emin Resulzade Anatolian Lycee, selected for admission to the Ankara Art Theatre, where she studied until 2001. Leaving in the middle of a degree in information management at Hacettepe University, she travelled to Paris for the post-production of director Hiner Saleem’s first film, Kilometer Zero. While working on the film in Paris, she also received instruction in the French language at the Sorbonne School of Languages. In 2005, Kilometer Zero was released and entered in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a number of other festivals.

After her second film Dol ou la Vallée Tambours was released in 2006, Belcim Bilgin returned to Turkey where she acted in a TV series named Hatırla Sevgili (Remember Beloved) and in a movie named Güz Sancısı (Pains of Autumn), directed by Tomris Giritlioğlu. Under the 2010 European Capital of Culture program, she worked, with the director Hany Abu-Assad, on the Unutma Beni İstanbul (Forget Me Not Istanbul) project consisting of six short films and, subsequently, took on the role of Deniz in the film Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever (Love “Just a Coincidence”), directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak and released in the February of 2011. Towards the end of 2011, she took on the role of Zilha in the ongoing series based on Haldun Taner’s immortal oeuvre Keşanlı Ali Destanı (the Legend of Keşanlı Ali) directed by Çağan Irmak.

Playing the role of psychologist Eylem in the film, released in January 2012, Kurtuluş Son Durak (Last Stop: Kurtuluş), an entertaining women’s story with a message against violence of all kinds, Belçim Bilgin then acted alongside such names as the leading actress Monica Bellucci and Yılmaz Erdoğan in the Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s film, scheduled for release in 2012, entitled Gergedan Mevsimi (Rhino Season). She has also worked in the film as the executive producer. Belcim Bilgin took the leading role in Rezan Yeşilbaş’s short film Sessiz / Be Deng, which has received the Palm d’Or for Best Short Film at 65th Cannes Film Festival. She also took a part in “Kelebeğin Rüyası” in 2013. The film was set in 1940s Turkey, recounting the lives of Zonguldak-based authors Rüştü Onur and Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu. Her later projects were “Sadece Sen” (Only You) , where she performed a blind woman, and it released in 2014 and “Çalsın Sazlar” (Let The Music Play) which is directed by Nesli Çölgeçen.

In 2016, she was playing the role named Nerma in “Annemin Yarası” (My Mother Wound) which is directed by Ozan Açıktan. In addition to these projects, in a TV series named “Kördüğüm” (Intersection) the role of Naz was acted by her. After those, she played the role of Yvette Ketabdar in the Atiq Rahimi’s movie “Limanlardan Çağrı” (Ports Of Call) in 2016. Towards the end of 2017, she took on the role of Gözde in the internet series of “7Yüz-Karşılaşmalar”. The co-star of the episode was Tuğrul Tülek and the episode was directed by Ceylan Özgün Özçelik.

In the beginning of 2018, the movie named “Rüzgar” (Wind) (it’s director is Serkan Acar) will be released and she took the role of Ece in this movie. In 2017, she worked with the director Per Fly on an USA movie which is named “Komplo” (Backstabbing For Beginners) and her fellow actors were Theo James and Ben Kingsley. The movie will be release in 2018. She worked with the director Serra Yılmaz on the movie “Cebimdeki Yabancı” and the movie shows the real lives – behind the masks – of 7 friends which met in a dinner and what happened after they put their cell phones away.

Filmography
2018
Backstabbing for Beginners

Nashim

2018
Rüzgar

Ece

2017
7YüZ (Dizi)

Gözde

2016
Kördüğüm (Dizi)

Naz

2016
Annemin Yarası

Nerma

2015
A Postcard from Istanbul (Kısa Video)

Guide

2015
Çalsın Sazlar

Yasemin

2014
Sadece Sen

Hazal

2013
Kelebeğin Rüyası

Suzan Özsoy

2012
Gergedan Mevsimi

Female Pimp

2012
Sessiz – Be Deng (Kısa Film)

Zeynep

2012
Keşanlı Ali Destanı

Zilha

2012
Kurtuluş Son Durak

Eylem

2011
Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever

Deniz

2010
Unutma Beni İstanbul

 

2009
Güz Sancısı

Nemika

2007
Hatırla Sevgili (Dizi)

Defne

2007
Dol

Taman

2005
Kilometre Zero

Selma

Awards
2014
Best Actress (Nominee) (The Butterfly’s Dream)

Milano International Film Festival

2013
Best Cinema Actress of the Year (Won)(Last Stop: Kurtulus)

Rotabest Award Ceremony, Rotaract Clubs.

2012
Best Actress (Won)(Last Stop: Kurtulus)

Oaxaca Film Festivali, MX

2012
Best Actress (Won)(Silent – Be Deng – Short film)

1st International Bosphorus Film Festival

2012
Best Actress (Won)(Silent – Be Deng – Short film)

Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival

2012
Best Actress (Won)(Silent – Be Deng – Short film)

Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival

Education
Paris Sorbonne University

French Language and Literature