Nefes Polat has a degree in film making and produced an MA project at London Film School in 2012. She was personal assistant to producer during the shooting of Winter Sleep by Nuri bilge Ceylan.
She was project manager for Zeynofilm and Yapımlab from 2013 to 2015. During these years she worked on consultancy projects of well-known Turkish directors. Also she was the assistant director of the first edition of Antalya Film Forum Co-production and Development Platform in Turkey.
From 2015 to 2018, she worked as the head of production for Mars Production. Nefes Polat is a Berlinale Talents and Talents Sarajevo alumna, received VFF Berlinale Talent Highlight Award in 2017 with the project The Bus to Amerika by Derya Durmaz.