Award-winning filmmaker
Özlem Altingöz

W as born and raised in Mersin, Turkey before pursuing her professional career in the United States. In the past three years alone, she has brought to life 10 short films and conquered each aspect of the filmmaking process through her work on projects as director/producer/writer/editor, director of photography, production designer, or production assistant.

Her short horror film “Daughter of the Lake” (2017) garnered critical acclaim on the festival circuit with over 50 awards, including Best Film Short, Best Women Filmmakers, and Best Screenplay. The tale of a group of friends who stumble upon a deadly secret in the woods, “Daughter of the Lake” demonstrates Özlem’s talents as writer/director/producer through her unique blend of visual excellence, technical skill, and storyline originality.

Ozlem Altingoz’s most recent short horror film, “Birth” (2018), premiered at the 2018 Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner and has won over 40 awards and counting in the festival circuit so far, including Best Producer, Best Director, Best Original Story, and Best Horror Short. “Birth” examines how far one man, whose life at birth was spared in a demonic deal, would go to save his family from the price of his own soul.

Özlem Altingöz on IMDb

Özlem’s notable filmography, especially her work in the horror genre, engendered her overall view of film: storytelling ingenuity must trigger real reactions through the technicalities of light and shade or silence and sound. With this vision in mind, she has led a running total of seven scripts from conception to distribution as writer, director, and producer.

Özlem Altingöz earned her filmmaking degree from New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.



Official Selections



Short Film (2018)

Daughter of the Lake

Short Film (2017)

Blacklist LA

Commercial (2017)

Corpse Merchant

Short Film (2016)


Short Film (2016)

It’s U

Short Film (2016)

Its You

Short Film (2015)