Miraz Bezar is a filmmaker and writer. He studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and produced his first feature film Min Dît – Die Kinder von Diyarbakır (Min Dît – The Children of Diyarbakır) in 2009, which premiered at the International Film Festival in San Sebastian and won the Youth Award. Another 13 awards worldwide followed. In addition, Bezar was nominated for the German Film Prize 2011 as best screenwriter. In the theatre, he has been working with the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Theatre, the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin and the Landgraf concert management team since 2008. In 2009 he adapted the novel Das Märchen vom letzten Gedanken (The Story of the Last Thought) by Edgar Hilsenrath, and in 2012 the play §301 – Die beleidigte Nation (§301 – The Offended Nation) about the murder of the Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. In 2019 he staged the theatre adaptation of Aus dem Nichts (In the Fade) and won the INTHEGA Prize “Die Neuberin”. In autumn 2020 he staged Ferdinand von Schirach’s Gott (God). Bezar lives in Berlin.
Miraz Bezar was a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from October 2014 to April 2015 and from September to November 2015.