Beklemek - Waiting



In Competition

Written and Directed by Bülent Öztürk

Doc. / 51 min. / 2012


'Beklemek / Waiting' is an intimate glimpse into the life of three people in eastern Turkey after the earthquake in and around the city of Van on 23rd of October 2011. The film follows Sıddık, Atilla and Eso trying to cope with the aftereffects and consequences of the natural disaster. 

Selected Festivals and Awards

Documentarist 2012, Turkey: JVDK New Talent Award
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey
Istanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Turkey
Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey
TRT International Documentary Festival, Turkey


Bulent OzturkBorn in 1975 in the village Bağlarbaşı, Turkey, Bülent Öztürk moved to Belgium in 1995. He graduated as a master of "audiovisual arts and directing" from the prestigious film school RITS in Brussels in 2011. During his studies he realized several shorts, "Tien voor Negen" , "Uitgesteld Afscheid", "Dageraad", and the documentary film "Zaman Zaman, Talking Stones of Bakacaik", which received Second Prize for Best Documentary at the TRT Film Festival in  Istanbul. He is currently working on the script of his first feature film "Missing Dog" with the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.



Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston