Film director, scenarist, and producer. He
was born on the 1st of October 1964 in Isparta. Upon
completing his primary and secondary education in Isparta he settled to Istanbul. After continuing
his high school education here for a while, he left school and started to work
in factories and workshops. He was arrested during the 12 September (1980) period
and served three years prison. During these years he became interested in literature
and read many literary works including Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”,
which had a significant impact on him. After his release he worked as a street
vendor for some time in various towns of Anatolia.
Later he decided to study again and graduated from high school. He entered Istanbul
Faculty of Communication.
He joined the cinematography sector in 1986
by being the assistant of the director Zeki Ökten. Until making in 1994 his
first full-length film titled “C Blok” he worked as an assistant of
various directors. Demirkubuz became known by international critics and
audience with his second movie “Masumiyet” which was shown in the Venetian Film
Festival. His third movie Üçüncü Sayfa was shown not only in some film
festivals in Turkey but also in numerous film
festivals in Europe including Locarno and Rotterdam
Film Festivals. Yazgı (2001) and İtiraf (2001) were shown in the "Un
Certain Regard" section of Cannes Film Festival in 2002. After Bekleme Odası
(2003) in which he played the leading role he made Kader (2006) which
told about the beginning story of Masumiyet. Subsequently he directed Kıskanmak
(2009) and Yeraltı (2012). Demirkubuz received with his first movie C
Blok SİYAD’s Best Director and Best Movie awards (1995). His movies Masumiyet,
Üçüncü Sayfa, İtiraf, Yazgı, Kader, Kıskanmak were awarded many times in
various years, especially in Antalya Film Festival.
C Blok (1994), Masumiyet (1997), Üçüncü Sayfa (1999), İtiraf
(2001), Yazgı (2001), Bekleme Odası (2003), Kader
(2006), Kıskanmak (2009), Yeraltı (2012).