In 2004, she completed her undergraduate
education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television
and Cinema Department; In 2005, she completed her undergraduate studies at
Istanbul University, Hasan Âli Yücel Faculty of Education, Department of
Foreign Language Education, Department of English Language Teaching.
received her master's and doctorate degrees from Istanbul
University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Radio, Television and
Cinema. Her documentary film "Can People in Anatolia"
was screened in many national film festivals. In 2004, it won the Safranbolu
International 5th Golden Safran Documentary Film Festival, the Best Documentary
Award (Third) and the Columbia Tri-Star I. National Short Film Competition, the
Best Documentary Award (First). She received the title of Associate Professor
in the field of Cinema in 2020. Özlem Arda, who has been working in the field
of documentary cinema, has been working as a lecturer at Istanbul University,
Faculty of Communication, Radio, Television and Cinema Department since 2010.