Boston Turkish Film Festival

12th ANNNUAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION
November 2017

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Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition provides a rare opportunity for filmmakers to have a platform in the USA for their films to reach an international audience as well as film critics. The first of its kind organized in North America and celebrating its 12th year in 2017, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

Last year we received 350 films submitted from various countries. Over the years we have received submissions from numerous countries including Armenia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Holland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, S. Korea, Nepal, Norway, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, USA, and Venezuela.

After a careful elimination process, each year about 40 short films and documentaries are selected as finalists, and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Goethe-Institut Boston, and Boston University. This year's finalist films will be screened in November 2017.

Members of this year's Competition Jury include:
Peter Keough, Film Critic
Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jeremy Rossen, Curator, Harvard Film Archive

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Winners of "Best Film" awards at the 2017 Competition will be re-screened at the 17th Boston Turkish Film Festival which will take place in 2018 spring at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

For more information about the Boston Turkish Film Festival please visit: www.BostonTurkishFilmFestival.org

 

11th Annual
DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION
November 4 - November 13, 2016

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AWARD RECIPIENTS

BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Istanbul Makami | Istanbul Notes

ISTANBUL NOTES / İstanbul Makamı directed by Özlem Sarıyıldız and Yunus Emre Aydın

BEST SHORT FILM:

Cevirmen | The Translator

THE TRANSLATOR / Çevirmen directed by Emre Kayış

BEST DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE AWARD:

Baksi

BAKSI: FROM UTOPIA TO REALITY / Baksı: Ütopyadan Gerçeğe directed by Bahriye Kabadayı Dal

BEST SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD:

Sonra Uyandim | Then I Woke Up

THEN I WOKE UP / Sonra Uyandım directed by Atilla Ünsal

SPECIAL MENTIONS - Documentaries:

THE CHILDREN OF RAFET / Rafet’in Çocukları directed by Mümin Barış and Reşit Ballıkaya

FAR FROM HOMELAND / Ülkemden Uzakta directed by Haydar Demirtaş

FIDELITY / Vefa directed by Baran Vardan

İDİL BİRET: THE PORTRAIT OF A CHILD PRODIGY / İdil Biret: Bir Harika Çocuğun Portresi directed by Eytan İpeker

LOST HOMELAND / Kayıp Vatan directed by Aydın Kapancık

SON OF THE MOUNTAINS / Dağların Oğlu directed by Yavuz Selim Taşçıoğlu

UP AND DOWN GALATA / Aşağı Yukarı Galata directed by Çağan Dural and Ali Uluç Kutal

Special Mentions - Short Films:

0Rh- directed by Taylan Mintaş

AZAD directed by Yakup Tekintangaç

BELOVED BY BRITAIN directed by Mahir Güden

FAREWELLCOME directed by Roko Noyan Babataşı

KITE / Uçurtma directed by Serdal Altun

THE OLIVE TREE AT THE BORDER directed by Sholeh Zahraei and Kamil Saldun

THE SPIDER WEB / Une toile d'arraignée directed by Hüseyin Aydın Gürsoy

Click here for 2016 FINALISTS AND SCREENING SCHEDULE >

 

 

 

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