Aslı Özge was born in Istanbul in 1975. She graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Film & TV in 1999, and made her short film Capital C, which won a string of awards from various festivals. Her feature followed in 2003 with Little Bit of April, a coproduction with ZDF/3sat. Her next project, Hesperos' Apprentices was selected for Antalya Film Festival’s documentary competition in 2005. In 2009, her first theatrical feature Men on the Bridge won the ‘Best Film' awards in Istanbul, Adana and Ankara Film Festivals. After the international premiere at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival and North American premiere at 34th Toronto Film Festival it has been screened at over thirty international film festivals. Men on the Bridge has also been released in Europe including Germany, UK and the Netherlands.