Born in Eskisehir in 1978, Aciktan received his undergraduate degree from Ankara University, Faculty Of Communication, Radio Tv and Cinema, in 2000.
During his studies he started shooting short films that later have been screened and awarded internationally. Ozan has worked as an assistant director in films and tv serials.
Following his undergraduate studies, between 2002 – 2004, Aciktan continued his studies in the department of director of photography in Lodz, Polish National Film School.
After coming back to Istanbul in 2006, Aciktan received the best 2nd short fiction film award from Metro-Tursak Short film Contest, and he was granted to study in Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, focusing on scriptwriting and dramaturgy. The same year he attended Berlinale Talent campus.
He was awarded the “crystal apple“, for “THE BEST DIRECTOR”, by Turkish Association of Advertising Agencies at the end of 2006 with the “Antalya Film Festival Spots” and he has recieved his second ‘crystal apple’ for the “THE BEST DIRECTOR” with the “IPRAGAZ-the dog” spot, in july 2008.’
Ozan’s AKBANK JAZZ FESTIVAL, ‘the jazz of the city’ spot has won a GOLD EPICA in the 22nd EPICA AWARDS(the largest European advertising awards competition) for the year 2008 and the ‘the jazz of the city’ has also been the first Turkish commercial to be the finalist in Cannes Lions 2008 and New York International Advertising Awards.
Ozan’s first feature with BKM FILMS, “COMEDY KITCHEN: HOLIDAY RECIPES” has been released in 2010 and was 6th in the national box office.
His first viral ISTANBLUE got over 6 million hits nation wide in 2011.
Ozan’s second feature film is ‘SEN KIMSIN?’. It was released in 2012 and reached 1,5 million in the box office to become the third in the national box office.