Murat Akser is a Turkish-Canadian film director, film scholar and cultural historian.
After attending Boğaziçi University, he got his BA in English in 1995 and an MA in History in 1999. He had his formal training in filmmaking at Directors Guild of Turkey in 1998 from renowned film directors. In 1999 he went to Canada to study film at York University where he got his MFA in Film in 2002. Between 1999-2006 he taught film production and media studies at York and Ryerson Universities. He also directed music videos and short films for Ronin Media and Entertainment Inc. Murat Akser worked as programmer at Toronto International Film Festival and as coordinator at Canadian Film Centre. As a cameraman he worked in major Hollywood productions and he is a member of IATSE International Cinematographers Guild and Canadian Academy of Film and Television. Akser also holds a PhD from York University in communication and culture.. He currently teaches film production and screenwriting at Kadir Has University.