Born in Artvin, Turkey, in 1975. He studied Physics and History of Science at Istanbul University. He participated in cinema workshops in Mesopotamia Culture Center and Nazım Culture House between 1996 and 2001. His feature debut AUTUMN was screened at more than 60 festivals internationally and won 33 awards. It was nominated for the European Discovery of the Year award by the European Film Academy. His other films include MOMI (2001), TIME VOYAGE WITH A SCIENTIST (2004), RHAPSODY AND MELANCHOLY IN TOKAI CITY (2005). His second feature film FUTURE LASTS FOREVER premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. Alper is the Artistic Director of Caucasus Film Days in Artvin and writes for the cinema magazine Yeni Film.