Züli Aladağ

Intro German film producer and film director
A.K.A. Züli Aladag
Is Film director Film producer Screenwriter Television director Film editor
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 2 January 1968, Van, Turkey
Star sign Capricorn

Züli Aladağ (born 2 January 1968, Van, Turkey) is a German-Kurdish film director, film producer, and screenwriter.


Aladağ immigrated to Germany in 1973 and grew up in Stuttgart. After a short theatre study in Munich, he completed a six-month internship at Roland Emmerich's Moon 44 in Stuttgart. There, he followed numerous collaborators in shorts, advertisements, plays and documentary films as a production assistant, recording manager and director assistant. Later, he worked as an editor and co-director for documentary TV series. Since 1993, he has worked as a producer, and since 1995, he has been working as a freelance filmmaker on documentary films and feature films. He is often the author of his own books. He graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in the summer of 1999. His 2005 controversial drama, Wut (2006), was awarded several times. In 2008, he directed a series of episodes of the television series Die Anwälte and KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst. Aladağ is the founder of the Young European Cinema initiative. The filmmaker was married, from 2002 to 2012, to Feo Aladağ, with whom he founded his own film production company with in 2006. Since 2002, Aladağ has lived in Berlin.


2010/2011: Die Anderen, Ausstellungsreihe Labor Berlin 3 in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt


1999: Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia for Film FFA-Kurz film prize for "Short Tiger 2000" 2001: Wilhelm Bitter Prize "Special recognition" by the German Academy of Performing Arts at the Baden TV Film Festival 2006 for the entire production team of Wut 2007: Golden Camera Award by Hörzu for Wut. 2007: Grimme-Preis for Wut 2007: GLAAD Media Award for Wut 2010: Deutscher Filmpreis for producing Die Fremde

Filmography (selection)

1991/1992: Freispiel – Acting, recording 1992: Der Papagei [de] – Recording 1997: Hör dein Leben – Director, Producer, scriptwriter, cutting 1997: Zoran – Director, scriptwriter 1999: Bevor der Tag anbricht – Director, scriptwriter, cutting 1999: Der Ausbruch – Director, scriptwriter, cutting 1999: Enter – Producer 2001/2002: Elefantenherz – Director, scriptwriter 2003: Tatort – Mutterliebe [de] – Director, scriptwriter 2004: Die Türken kommen (Documentary film) 2005: Tatort – Erfroren – Director 2005: Wut – Director 2010: Die Fremde – Producer 2010: Countdown – Die Jagd beginnt – Director (two episodes) 2010–2011: Der Kriminalist – Director (four episodes), scriptwriter (one episode) 2014: Die Fahnderin – Director 2015: 300 Worte Deutsch – Director, scriptwriter 2015: Tatort – Schwerelos – Director 2016: Tatort – Im gelobten Land – Director 2016: Die Opfer – Vergesst mich nicht – Director


2012: Neden? (Warum?), UA: Januar 2012 Ballhaus Naunynstraße, Berlin-Kreuzberg


Valerie Smith (Ed.): Die Anderen, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-9812080-4-7.

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