KAZIM ÖZ

KAZIM ÖZ

( writer / director )

Kazim Öz, who is known as a director, scenarist, editor, cinematographer and producer of many awarded films, was born in 1973 in Dersim in Turkey with a Kurdish origin. He started his career in 1992 by acting at Teatra Jiyana Nu and at the same time, he worked as a director. With his first short film Ax (The Land), he won recognition in national and international level and the movie was awarded in many festivals as the ‘’Best Short Film’’. His first feature-length film ‘’Fotoğraf (The Photograph)’’ is completed in 2001. Unfortunately, like some of his films, it was released in Turkey and Germany in 2002. In 2005, he won “The Best Documentary “prize with his first feature-length documentary film Dûr (The Far) in Nurnberg Turkey Germany Film Festival and in Ankara Film Festival. The film ‘’Bahoz (The Storm)’’ which is produced and directed by him, met with an audience of more than one hundred thousand after released in the year of 2008. He took a great attention by that film in Turkey.

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