Özcan Alper

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Özcan Alper (born 1975 in Hopa, Artvin, Turkey), is a Hemshin Armenian film director and screenwriter from Turkey.[1]

He studied at Trabzon Lisesi. In 1992, he moved to Istanbul to study at İstanbul Üniversitesi Fen Fakültesi in the Physics Department and then moved to İstanbul Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi where he studied History of Sciences and graduated in 2003.

Since 1996, he was interested in films and took part in workshops organized by Mezopotamya Kültür Merkezi, the Nâzım Kültürevi culture house (now renamed Nâzım Hikmet Kültür Merkezi). Starting 2000 started assisting in films under the supervision of film director Yeşim Ustaoğlu.

After being assistant director in the short Toprak, he filmed Momi as his first short film as main director. He also shot the documentary Tokai City'de Melankoli ve Rapsodi in Japan following it with yet another documentary entitled Bir Bilimadamıyla Zaman Enleminde Yolculuk.

In 2008, Alper released his first long feature Sonbahar (Autumn in Turkish) with multiple awards as a newcomer. He followed that with another critically acclaimed film Gelecek Uzun Sürer, English title Future Lasts Forever that has also won important awards.

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

  • 2007: Sonbahar (director), English title Autumn
  • 2010: Kars Öyküleri
  • 2011: Gelecek Uzun Sürer, English title Future Lasts Forever
  • 2015: Rüzgarın Hatıraları, English title Memories Of The Wind

Shorts[edit]

  • 1999: Toprak as assistant director (short film)
  • 2001: Momi, director (short film)

Documentaries[edit]

  • Tokai City'de Melankoli ve Rapsodi
  • Bir Bilimadamıyla Zaman Enleminde Yolculuk

Actor[edit]

  • 2011: Fotoğraf

Awards[edit]

For Sonbahar (Autumn)
  • 2008: Won "Best Film" and "Jury Award" at the 15th Adana Altın Koza Film Festivali, Turkey
  • 2008: Won NETPAC Award at the Avrasya International Film Festivali
  • 2008: Won "C.I.C.A.E. Award" at Locarno International Film Festival
  • 2008: Won "Silver Prometheus" at the Tbilisi International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "Best film" at the Ankara International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "Best director" at the Ankara International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "Best director" at the Sofia International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "FIPRESCI Prize" at the Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "Jury Special Prize" for Best Film at the Yerevan International Film Festival
  • 2009: Won "Best First Film" at the 2nd Yeşilçam Awards
  • 2009: Nominated for "European Discovery of the Year" at the European Film Awards
For Gelecek Uzun Sürer (Future Lasts Forever)
  • At the Adana Altın Koza Film Festival
    • Best Director
    • Best Actor
    • Yılmaz Güney Award
  • At the Malatya International Film Festival
    • Best Film
    • Best Director
    • Best Musik
  • At Kerala International Film Festival
    • "FIPRESCI Best Film Award"

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