Languages: German, Turkish (mother tongue), English (fluent)
Place of birth: Austria
Romy Award: nom. 'Best Director TV movie' for ENDABRECHNUNG
ABU-Prize 2016: won 'Best TV Drama' for TATORT "Rebecca"
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2014: won 'Best Feature Film' for RISSE IM BETON
Diagonale 2013: won 'Thomas-Pluch-Drehbuchpreis' for KUMA (shared with writer Petra Ladinigg)
Filmfestival Del Cinema Europeo 2012: won 'Audience Award' and 'Best Feature Film' for KUMA
SKIP City Tokio Filmfestival 2012: won 'Best Feature Film' for KUMA
Pristine Filmfestival 2012: won 'Best Director' for KUMA
won 'First Steps Award 2011' for PAPA
Diagonale 2011: won 'Best Austrian Short' for PAPA
won Golden UTV Award 2009 and UTV Audience Award 2009 'Best Music Video' for SELAM
Vienna Independent Shortfilm Festival 2008: won 'Audience Award' for TODESNACHRICHTEN
Metropolis Director Award 2018: "Best TV movie direction" for "Das deutsche Kind"
2018 | Liebermann | MR-Film, Endor Production | BBC, ORF, ZDF | miniseries | Director: Umut Dağ | 2 episodes (2x90min)
2018 | Tatort Schwarzwald - "Sonnenwende" | SWR | ARD | TV series | Director: Umut Dağ
2018 | Das Deutsche Kind | Jumping Horse Film, a little film production | ARD | TV movie | Director: Umut Dağ | nom. Grimme Award 2019
2017 | Endabrechnung | Allegro Film | ORF | TV movie | Director: Umut Dağ
2016 | CopStories (5 episodes) | Gebhardt Productions | ORF | TV series | Director: Umut Dağ
2015 | Tatort Blum - "Rebecca" | Südwestrundfunk | ARD | TV series | Director: Umut Dağ
2014 | CopStories (5 episodes) | Gebhardt Productions | ORF | TV series | Director: Umut Dağ
2014 | Cracks in Concrete | WEGA-Film | feature film | Director: Umut Dağ | Berlinale 2014: world premiere in the section 'Panorama Special'
2013 | Kuma | WEGA-Film | Filmladen | feature film | Director: Umut Dağ | Berlinale 2012: opening film of the 'Panorama' section, 21st Philadelphia Film Festival: Honorable Mention for Best Actress - Begüm Akkaya; 20th Hamptons International Film Festival: Golden Starfish Award Narrative Feature; Russian Guild of Film Critics: Bronze Taiga Award for Best Actors Ensemble/Special Diploma
2012 | Papa | Filmakademie Wien | short | Director: Umut Dağ | Competition Max-Ophüls Award 2011
2010 | 101010 - Ich bin Wien | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2010 | R | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2010 | Kick off | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2010 | Wer! | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2009 | Aus eigener Kraft | documentary | Director: Umut Dağ
2009 | Wann | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2008 | Selam | music video | Director: Umut Dağ
2008 | Todesnachrichten | short | Director: Umut Dağ
Umut Dağ had an impressive start as a feature film director with both a great worldwide festival presence and a number of awards he received. His feature film KUMA opened the 2012 Berlinale ‘Panorama’ section and has been released in France, Spain, UK, Turkey, Czech Republic, Slowakia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Romania, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland, Brasil and Germany. For his short length feature PAPA, Umut received the German ‘First Steps Award’ and the award ‘Best Austrian Short’ at the ‘Diagonale 2011’.