Bülent Öztürk

Bülent Öztürk (Turkey, 1975) is a Belgian-Kurdish filmmaker known for Houses With Small Windows, which won Best European Short Film at the 2013 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Awards. Öztürk graduated from RITCS in Brussels in 2011. His feature-length debut, Blue Silence, hit Belgian theatres in 2016.


Dilan pays with her life for her forbidden love for a young man in a neighbouring village—a powerful poetic portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish southeast of Turkey.