Emrah Öztürk was born in 10th of March 1986, Morphou. He graduated Radio-TV-Cinema Department in 2008. He completed his master’s degree ‘Film and Cultural Studies’ programme at the University of Sunderland in 2010. In 2020, he completed his PhD programme.
He worked as a co-ordinator of Turkish unit in Hollywood movie “Ghost Rider 2: The Spirit of Vengeance” (2012). He has been an assistant director on TV shows such as “Canım Doktor” on TV8 and “Evim Şahane” on Kanal D (2012-14). He gave lectures about film making in private institutions such as Sinematek and Fil’m Hafızası. He has 6 short films that had been screened and selected at 9 festivals including 15th Golden Boll Film Festival and 13th Boston Turkish Films Festival.
Emra Öztürk won Süleyman Uluçamgil Poetry Award in 2005. Also he recieved Selection Committee Award in Tarık Dursun K. Story Competition, 2012. His stories had been published in various magazines such as Varlık, Kitap-lık and Notos. He is one of the theree founders of Uçsuz, a journal of literacy and criticism. His story books “Limon Yağmuru” (May 2014, 2016) and “Anlatamıyorum” (February 2017) were published by Yapı Kredi Publications. In 2019, he translated the first volume of Edgar Allan Poe’s story collection.