“Art is not communicative, art is not reflexive. Art, science, philosophy are neither contemplative, neither reflexive, nor communicative. They are creative, that's all.” Gilles Deleuze
Kurtuluş Özgen (1971) has been directing-producing documentaries and cultural projects over 20 years. His films have been screened in more than 35 national and international film festivals and have won 14 awards. His photography and video works have been selected for several art exhibitions.
Özgen received his bachelor’s degree in Cinema, his graduate degree in Painting (2012) and Phd in Art in New Media (2017). He also studied contemporary art history and video art. His academic focus is on documentary film studies, digital cinematography, video art and new media. He continues to be an assistant professor at AHBV University Fine Arts Faculty, Department of Photography and Video.
Best Film (Tv Competition)
GÖÇÜN 8 ŞİİRİ
23rd AVANCA 2019 FILM FESTIVAL
Avanca
2019
Finalist
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
9th EU Human Rights Short Film Competition
Ankara
2019
Official Selection
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
The 2019 London Eco Film Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
Festival de Cinema Alter do Chão 2019
Rio de Janeiro
2019
Special Screening
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
5th Marmaris International Short Film Festival
Mugla
2019
Official Selection
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
XIII. İstanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Istanbul
2019
Best Film - Tv Competition (Best Documetary Film)
8 POEMS OF EMIGRATION
23rd AVANCA 2019 FILM FESTIVAL
Avanca
2019
Official Selection
CHILDREN OF THE SAME HOME
30th Ankara International Film Festival
Ankara
2019
Best Documentary Film
Nail V.
EuroFilm Festival Online 2015
Marbella, Spain
2015
Best Documentary Film
Nail V.
7th Montreal Turkish Film Festival
Montreal, Canada
2015
Second Prize
Nail V.
TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) Documentary Awards
İstanbul, Turkey
2015
Golden Palm Award
Nail V.
2015 Mexico International Film Festival
Mexico
2015
Official Selection ( noncompetitive festival)
Nail V.
17th International 1001 Documentary Film Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
2014
Special Jury Award
Nail V.
5th Malatya International Film Festival
Malatya, Turkey
2014
Second Prize
Nail V.
VIII. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
2014
College
Gazi University Institute of Fine Arts
PHD in New Media
20132017
College
Gazi University Institute of Fine Arts
MA in Painting
20092012
College
Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts
BA in Cinema Television
19952001
College
İstanbul University Faculty of Literature
American Culture and Literature
19901995
High School
Kadıköy Anatolian High School
19841990
Birth Date
February 19, 1971
Birth City
Eskisehir
Current City
Ankara
Hometown
Mugla
Height
1,78
Gender
Male
Children
Twin Boys
“Art is not communicative, art is not reflexive. Art, science, philosophy are neither contemplative, neither reflexive, nor communicative. They are creative, that's all.” Gilles Deleuze
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