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Özge Akarsu, a filmmaker and visual artist from Turkey based in Belgium. She is an artistic researcher at Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) in Brussels.


Currently, she's developing the animated documentary NOMOS, funded by VAF and selected by the Cannes Film FestivalFocus SCRIPT.


This project received support from Saari Residency, Kone Foundation in Finland. Besides filmmaking, her artwork 'Being with the Other' is acquired in the MHKA art collection in Antwerp, and she was commissioned for a film at the museum’s ‘Art’s Birthday’ celebration in 2023.

a w  a  r d s 

g r a n t s 

Saari Residence, Kone Foundation, (FI), 2023.  

TSFM’s, 'You Only Pitch Twice' (IT), Talents and Short Film Market, Cannes), 2023

Canlandıranlar Animation Festival (TR), Special Jury Award for the Best Turkish Film category,2021.

Film Festival Ostend (BE),

a prize for the ‘The Best Student Pitch’, 2020.

e d u c a t i o n 

Research Assistant (Ph.D. candidate), Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, and Sound (RITCS).

Bachelor in Audiovisual Arts, KASK & Koninklijk Conservatorium.

Researcher, Law Faculty

The University of Antwerp.

Master in Human Rights Law

Istanbul Bilgi University

Bachelor in Law

Istanbul Bilgi University.

s  e l e c t i o n s

Cannes Film Festival, Focus Script (FR) 2023.

TSFM’s pitch session You Only Pitch Twice (IT) (chosen by Talents and Short Film Market)


European Union Human Rights Film Festival (TR), Gender Equality Competition.

Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE), Documentary Competition, 2020.


Canlandıranlar Animation Festival (TR), 2020.

ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, (AZ), 2020.


Ongezienkort Short Film Festival (BE), 2020


Cut to Gent Short Film Festival (BE), 2020.

Breedbeeld Short Film Festival (BE), 2020.  

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x h i b i t i o n s 

I am Scared, Borger Nocturne, The Arts Institute, Antwerp, Belgium, 2023.

Art’s Birthday, M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp,Belgium, 2023.

BANG, Group Exhibition, De Vleeshaak, Antwerp, Belgium

SLOTPARCOURS ChampdAction.LAbO 2021, De Singel, Antwerp,Belgium.

15 Jaar Wolkenbreiers, Plein Magazijn, Antwerp, Belgium.

10 Jaar Wolkenbreiers, De Oude Beurs, Antwerp, Belgium.

50 years of migration from Morocco and Turkey, Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerp, Belgium.


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