His award winning feature debut Toll Booth has screened at numerous prestigious festivals. Toll Booth was selected as the opening film for Global Film Initiatives Global Lens 2012 series, and had been screened more than 35 cities across the US and Canada and in institutions like Smithsonian and MOMA, New York. His second feature IVY had premiered in Sundance and continues its festival circuit at prestigious festivals, and acclaimed highly by the critics all around the world. His next film Butterflies won The Binger award at Meetings on the Bridge Film Development Workshop and had been selected for Sundance Lab and CineLink Co-Production Market. Butterflies won the Grand Jury Award for World Cinema – Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Caracelik is considered one of the promising new generation Turkish directors and is known for his own unique style.
He was one of the youngest directors to win Golden Orange (best first film, best actor and best cinematography), a prestigious Turkish Film Festival, where most of the Turkish directors show their first works.