OZ YILMAZ is an award-winning Canadian film director and producer. Among his films Portrait of a Photographer, Color of Sound, and the Hunt have all won awards in various film festivals. His latest documentary film is based on Burning Man festival, titled “Burning Man: Into The Realm.” has been recently selected as an Official Selection at Kansas International Film Festival. Many of his works deal with a variety of subject matters ranging from love, betrayal, art, social and political matters.
Among his other film projects including Portragram, a selection of films directed and produced by Yilmaz featuring prominent artists from Canada. His films from Portragram project were premiered on April 1st, 2016 in Montreal’s prominent art center, Phi. His work as a film director for equality and gender issues titled “Kooples” for the Gay Pride in Montreal. Kooples project was premiered on August 26, 2016 in Montreal. Both of these projects were covered by newspapers, radio programs, and magazines.
Yilmaz is also an accomplished screenwriter, poet, and photographer. He has authored eight books including literary works such as Liberatus, Obituaries from Heaven, and trilogy titled Poems from Montreal. Among his published works of photography are Afterhours, an exploration of the underground clubbing culture of Montreal and Espace A Louer, an urban exploration of the impact of economic crisis on local businesses.
He continues to work with arts and music community to proceed documentaries and music videos. Yilmaz’s latest feature documentary film on Vancouver’s music scene is due to be released in 2018.