As a part of the 11th Boston Turkish Festival the documentaries and short films selection screened annually within the festival program has been transformed this year to a competition; the first of its kind organized in North America. We are confident that it will transform to a great tradition and Bostonians will be able to explore emerging directors of the Turkish cinema first hand through this competition.
Program will consist of competitive and non-competitive sections. We have received many applications for a distinct selection of documentaries and short films from all around the world. The jury has made its selections among many applicants and a total of 24 films will be screened throughout the program.
Members of this year's Competition Jury include:
Ted Barron, Senior Film Programmer - Harvard Film Archive
Peter Keough, Film Editor - Boston Phoenix
Bo Smith, the Katharine Stone White Head of Film - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
We would also like to acknowledge internationally acclaimed filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti and author Gündüz Vassaf for their support and guidance in this project.
In addition to the 'Turquoise Tulip' Awards to the Best Documentary and the Best Short Film selected by the jury, we will also announce the "Audience Awards". Ballots will be distributed at the beginning of each film screening and will be collected in the end. Therefore, we invite you all 'movie enthusiasts' to come and participate in this fun process!
CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPETITION RESULTS
and Short Film Competition Program