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(in development)

Animated documentary, 14"

Written and Directed by Özge Akarsu

Produced by Brecht van Elslande, Animal Tank.

With the support of The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Kone Foundations.

Stories of women subjected to state-induced violence and their different but similar struggles for existence. It is a story of violence, activism, and state power; the story of women who resist fearlessly for their beliefs. How does the state determining our rights as citizens also arbitrarily suspend them? How can our lives turn into a bare life?


Saari Residence, Artist Residency & Grant, Kone Foundation, (FI), 2024.  

Focus SCRIPT, Cannes (FR), 2023.

TSFM’s pitch session You Only Pitch Twice (IT),2023.


Animation / Experimental, 4 minutes.


Written and Directed by Özge Akarsu

With the support of Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp M HKA.

With the illusion of thinking of individuality as a solitary and disconnected concept, we often assume that we are unique and lonely individuals in modern society. Then the "Other" reminds plurality and collectivity. “Being with the Other” focuses on togetherness and encountering others experimentally and playfully.


Canlandıranlar Animation Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (“Special Jury Award for the Best Turkish Film” category.)

Cut to Gent Short Film Festival, Ghent, Belgium.

ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ongezienkort Short Film Festival, Antwerp, Belgium


Documentary, 12 minutes 

Written and Directed by Özge Akarsu

It is April 7th, 2020, and 8 months have passed since Emine Bulut was murdered by her former husband. There is a letter written to her and all femicide victims around the world that questions femininity and how it feels to be a woman in Turkey.

Festival Selections:

Kortfilmfestival Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Breedbeeld Short Film Festival, Antwerp, Belgium.

European Union Human Rights Film Festival, Gender Equality Competition, Istanbul, Turkey.

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, New Cinema, and Contemporary Art selected to be included in the video library.

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