Writer and director Emin Alper, an economics and history graduate, holds a PhD in Turkish modern history. A lifelong love of cinema persuaded him to pursue filmmaking as a career. Beyond the Hill (2012), his debut feature film, won more than twenty awards internationally, including the 2012 APSA for Best Feature Film and the Caligari Film Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Alper was also nominated for the APSA for Best Screenplay and became a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. Frenzy world premiered in competition at the 2015 72nd Venice Film Festival where it won three awards including the Special Jury Prize. He teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Istanbul Technical University.

Accolades

Emin Alper
Jury Grand Prize, 2015

Emin Alper

Frenzy (Abluka)
Jury Grand Prize, 2015

Emin Alper

Frenzy (Abluka)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2015 Writer and director Emin Alper, an economics and history graduate, holds a PhD in Turkish modern history. A lifelong love…

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Emin Alper
Best Screenplay, 2012

Emin Alper

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)
Best Screenplay, 2012

Emin Alper

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Emin Alper, an economics and history graduate, holds a PhD in Turkish modern history. A lifelong love of cinema persuaded him to pursue filmmaking as…

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Enis Köstepen and Seyfi Teoman and Emin Alper and Nikos Moutselos
Best Feature Film, 2012

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Best Feature Film, 2012

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2012 It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at the family’s rural property in Anatolia. Faik’s son Nusret…

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Emin Alper
Best Screenplay, 2015

Emin Alper

Frenzy (Abluka)
Best Screenplay, 2015

Emin Alper

Frenzy (Abluka)
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Films

Beyond the Hill
2012

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Turkey, Greece
2012

Beyond the Hill (Tepenin Ardi)

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2012 It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at the family’s rural property in Anatolia. Faik’s son…

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Frenzy
2015

Frenzy (Abluka)

Turkey, Qatar, France
2015

Frenzy (Abluka)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2015 Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. The state uses new underground techniques in the hunt for terrorists in shantytowns.…

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