Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg on 25 Aug 1973, to Turkish parents. He took up studies in visual communications at the Hamburg College of Fine Art (HfbK) in 1994, graduating in the year 2000. He made his debut as a feature film director in 1998 with Kurz und Schmerzlos, which received numerous awards and, like Solino, was nominated for a German Film Award. He has occasionally appeared as an actor. He achieves his greatest success in 2004 with Gegen die Wand which is awarded with a Golden Bear at Berlinale. His previous feature film Auf der anderen Seite is awarded with the Best Screenplay award in Cannes ’07, four German Film awards, the European Film Award for Best Screenplay, etc.
1995 Sensin... You're the One! (Sensin… Du bist es!)
1996 Weed (Geturkt)
1998 Short Sharp Shock (Kurz und Schmerzlos)
2000 In July (Im Juli)
2001 Denk ich an Deutschland – Wir haben vergessen zuruckzukehren – doc.
2002 Solino (Solino)
2004 Head-On (Gegen die Wand)
2005 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul – doc.
2007 The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite / Yasamin Kiyisinda)
2008 New York, I Love You (segment „Fatih Akin”)
2009 Soul Kitchen (Soul Kitchen)
2012 Polluting Paradise (Der Mull im Garten Eden) – doc.
2014 The Cut
2017 In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)
2019 The Golden Glove (Der goldene Handschuh)