Emin  Alper

Emin Alper

Turkey

I don’t think artists and filmmakers should highlight social problems all the time... but we are living in the same society and cannot isolate ourselves from it.    

Biography

Born in 1974, Emin Alper was trained in Economics and History and holds a PhD in Modern Turkish History. His first feature, BEYOND THE HILL (2012), received numerous awards, including the Caligari Film Prize from the Berlin International Film Festival and named Best Film in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Alper also wrote and directed the short films RIFAT (2006) and THE LETTER (2005). He teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University. FRENZY (2015) was his latest film, awarded Special Jury Prize at Venice IFF and Best Balkan Film at Sofia IFF.

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